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it is indeed Fred, a damp miserable day, compounded by lack of fish :LOL:
it is indeed Fred, a damp miserable day, compounded by lack of fish :LOL:
It is a lovely piece of water, I remember once I thought about fishing it. As you know we have rod exchanges between Ribblesdale A.A and Tebay Anglers. I had fished around the pools further upstream above the Yorkshire Bridge and on my way home on that top road going to Sedburgh when I stopped, got out of the car to look at the river way down in the valley, and set off down the very steep and long hill to fish it. Stopping I thought to myself, its too late in the afternoon as I think it was either late September or early October and the light was just beginning to fade, and being on my own considered the possibility of anything happening and being stranded down there. So I never did fish it sadly. .
 

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It is a lovely piece of water, I remember once I thought about fishing it. As you know we have rod exchanges between Ribblesdale A.A and Tebay Anglers. I had fished around the pools further upstream above the Yorkshire Bridge and on my way home on that top road going to Sedburgh when I stopped, got out of the car to look at the river way down in the valley, and set off down the very steep and long hill to fish it. Stopping I thought to myself, its too late in the afternoon as I think it was either late September or early October and the light was just beginning to fade, and being on my own considered the possibility of anything happening and being stranded down there. So I never did fish it sadly. .
At my age (north of 70), I work on the principle of 鈥渋f I鈥檓 not sure about that, I鈥檒l file it under unsafe鈥. This also applies particularly to wading! This enables me to have a nice warm safe feeling on the drive home..
 

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At my age (north of 70), I work on the principle of 鈥渋f I鈥檓 not sure about that, I鈥檒l file it under unsafe鈥. This also applies particularly to wading! This enables me to have a nice warm safe feeling on the drive home..
You are correct, we should all be more mindful of our safety, but a lot of us don't, me included. I'm now as you say " North" of 80 and still think in my mind I'm capable of doing things I took. for granted when younger, a case of the mind willing but the body isn't.
 

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It is a lovely piece of water, I remember once I thought about fishing it. As you know we have rod exchanges between Ribblesdale A.A and Tebay Anglers. I had fished around the pools further upstream above the Yorkshire Bridge and on my way home on that top road going to Sedburgh when I stopped, got out of the car to look at the river way down in the valley, and set off down the very steep and long hill to fish it. Stopping I thought to myself, its too late in the afternoon as I think it was either late September or early October and the light was just beginning to fade, and being on my own considered the possibility of anything happening and being stranded down there. So I never did fish it sadly. .
Every time I am driving passed the fair mile on the M6 it reminds me of the one and only time I fished the Fair Mile. Parked up on the Sedbergh road on a warm day at the top of the mile walked down the short path to the river, then fished happily away the pools down the river. When I had finished instead of walking back up on the river bank to the car I had the bright idea of a quicker way straight up the hill to walk back on road. Trouble is the the hill there turned out to be more a mountain climb than a hill climb when eventually the road was reached I was sweaty wreck.
 

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Every time I am driving passed the fair mile on the M6 it reminds me of the one and only time I fished the Fair Mile. Parked up on the Sedbergh road on a warm day at the top of the mile walked down the short path to the river, then fished happily away the pools down the river. When I had finished instead of walking back up on the river bank to the car I had the bright idea of a quicker way straight up the hill to walk back on road. Trouble is the the hill there turned out to be more a mountain climb than a hill climb when eventually the road was reached I was sweaty wreck.
As you say Warwick "Happy Days" that hill is long and very steep, from the top the river was like a thread of silver in the bottom, little wonder I had second thoughts being in my late 60's then and on my own.
 
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