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River Lune 2023

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Well, here we are again. Nearly the start of another season. I wish all who fish our lovely river the best of luck for the coming season. 馃
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Best of luck and lots of luck :D
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12ft 6ins at Caton, and rising fast.. Here we go again :mad:
Aye, it's been awfully wet in the Lunes upper catchment.
Unfortunately there is plenty more forecast yet 馃槩
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Lots of luck gents....looking forward to another season on the lovely Lune....remember, any fish is a bonus!
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Very much looking forward to this season; some early brownies, make more effort seatrout wise in summer and then hopefully a few salmon to go out the back end. Be interesting to see the final catch returns for 2022 season which should be out in the next couple of weeks in line with the TAA AGM meeting.


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Nice photo, is it down the Fair mile?
it is indeed Fred, a damp miserable day, compounded by lack of fish :LOL:
Still a beautiful wild stretch of water regardless of whether you are catching 馃憤
About half a mile upstream is my favourite stretch of river for Brown Trout fishing anywhere
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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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Good luck to anyone who is venturing out tomorrow. Let's hope we can all have a successful season, and the salmon remember where the Lune is.馃馃
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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..
Couldn't agree more 馃憤馃憤
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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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it is indeed Fred, a damp miserable day, compounded by lack of fish :LOL:
I think that is near Howgill Head / Midge Hole and just where the gas pipe goes under- a great couple of pools
I think that is near Howgill Head / Midge Hole and just where the gas pipe goes under- a great couple of pools
used to be even better before the pipe went through the river, both above and below the pipe used to hold a lot of fish. Alas the river bed movement subsequently filled the bottom pool and its never been the same since
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.
its a fair mountain climb for sure, even more so when carrying two rods, wearing 5mm neoprene's and a couple of fish to boot. The last fish I ever kept in 2008 were from the pool close to the picture I took, 1st August on a muggy morning i remember it well. Fish weight total 24lb, I think I lost that amount in sweat that morning
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Had a drive up the Lune valley today. Called in on three, or four beats, between LDAA, and Rigmaden. I think I counted about six rods having a cast. It was a lovely day to be on the river.
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