We lived next to Shap Welsh hotel Orton Tebay but my Nana always lived in Orton the back end of my summer holidays was spent from dusk till dawn casting away with inferia tackle from Bybeck to almost Firbank I had no advisors besides how to snatch under Lunes bridge, through time sheer bloody mindedness I hooked many fish in the mouth but landed few on a imperial reel and a 13' match rod, much the same today better tackle but few fish as many have said the famed back end run has been stolen, a 240 mile round trip to find conditions unfavourable it's impossible to turn round without wetting a line with one 6/7 lb grills to show for roughly 4200 miles yet getting soaked to the skin in 3 minutes on piss pot alley losing a fish behind the old steam train sheds keeps me dreaming and coming back with the hope this is the year the fish come back as I don't have many miles left on my body but WOW what a beautiful place to blank in the roaring winds and vertical rain of Fairmile or Piss pot alley as it was named in latin by the Romans at Castle how the fort between Lunes bridge and Yorkshire bridge , I have even recently fished Sedbergh but have found myself thinking Quaker thoughts and leaving for the new world but in the end are not we LUCKY xHi- I also fish down the Fairmile- Lowgill.
yeah...it looks like their rain fall is kaput too...the lune has already risen despite their figures......I'll try and get in touch with them as it's a great source
Ah yep ran into them first time must have been 10 or 11ish (74/75) walking from Orton over the Fells to Tebay West for all I could eat buffet my Nan worked there, had there Whippet Scot with me walking along day dreaming looked up and saw a semi circle of Biiiiggg brown eyes heads near the floor staring at us air full of a feeling of menace, being a towny then I just turned and ran Scot too, I just got to the dry stone as the hooves were pulling up......to this day after learning what these animals can do that wall possibly saved my life don't recall who got to the wall first me or Scott and Whippets are fast !!! Stirks had a couple more instances detecting and another close one near the weir on the Sedbergh beat.....Hooligans everyone one of them need locking upBarmy bullocks. YES, I've spelt it correct