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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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in middle lune last night river very very low but clean slime all dried out. Plenty brownies rising and pretty sure I saw a sea trout jump. Caught nothing of course was fishing for salmon / sea trout but had set up for the trout I am sure I would have caught
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At least you saw something 馃憤
re little sea trout- I've quite often caught sea trout between 1-3 lb or so in the day in lowish / clear water on spiders / light leaders and I'm sure they were ST- they have all been sliver- no red spots / hardly yellow and yet full of food. Insects / caddis and the bigger ones with minnows and bullheads. The one on Monday was on a particularly fine and long leader- 3lb, about 12-13' and just a 3wt line. I've also had a couple in clear water / bright sun on dry flies- but they have been as spooky as anything and in recent years I've spectacularly failed like that. This all seems quite contrary to received wisdom. Although I believe a very well known flyfisher / author has written about the habits of sea trout on the Lune and Ribble saying that they do feed in richer waters. Brain freeze on the name.

All off topic regards salmon of course. But this seems by far the busiest form for the Lune.

Re Salmon- Tebay have tickets on the Burrows Estate- any info on this at all?
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re little sea trout- I've quite often caught sea trout between 1-3 lb or so in the day in lowish / clear water on spiders / light leaders and I'm sure they were ST- they have all been sliver- no red spots / hardly yellow and yet full of food. Insects / caddis and the bigger ones with minnows and bullheads. The one on Monday was on a particularly fine and long leader- 3lb, about 12-13' and just a 3wt line. I've also had a couple in clear water / bright sun on dry flies- but they have been as spooky as anything and in recent years I've spectacularly failed like that. This all seems quite contrary to received wisdom. Although I believe a very well known flyfisher / author has written about the habits of sea trout on the Lune and Ribble saying that they do feed in richer waters. Brain freeze on the name.

All off topic regards salmon of course. But this seems by far the busiest form for the Lune.

Re Salmon- Tebay have tickets on the Burrows Estate- any info on this at all?
I am no longer in tebay but fished burrows a few times it鈥檚 ok but a bit limited it鈥檚 a short length
Just looking at the forecast for next week, looks like another dry week 鈽
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