I finally got my car back with a new windscreen after the panel beater and the vehicle glass shop had got their job done during the week which was cool because I did not have to waste my weekend for fishing. It cost much for the panel beater and WoF done, but that's that.
I just keep going fishig anyway.
There was a rain on Saturday night again and I checked the river flow infomation web site. According to that, the water should be all right at my home river.
It was quite chilly throughtout the day on the river with some drizzle in the morning.
But fish took nymphs well all morning.
I took four fish out of the same stretch where I've been finding one of the most productive pieces of the river in the middle reach.
The colour of leaves started turning yellow, autumn leaves.
Although fish were kind of disappering from first runs, riffles, some good runs still hold fish.
And this was one of those good fish who took a nymph in the fast run.
In the afternoon, some fish started to rise and took dry fly action.
Hooked up a good one in a slower run.
A nice and fat 4lb hen.
Awesome colour fish!
When I reached the drop-off where I caught the best fish on last Sunday, I found a good one rising and taking something on the surface.
OMG, I must take that one!
I tied a #16 Quill Body Para, a may fly imitation pattern on 4X tippet and quietly presented.
But the fish never responded to it, just kept taking something here there around my dry...
Next, I tried #16 Quill CDC Dun, one of the dry flies I have the greatest confidence with to take rising fish.
And the fish once rose to it but refuse...OMG, didn't take it!
And then, I tied #14 Floating nymph on thinking like "Definitely, This is it!", but didn't work at all.
"Caddis? I don't think so though..." I tried #16 Caddis anyway but "No".
"Uhhh, Willow Grub? Surely not, but I should make sure it's not." And it was NOT.
Uhhh, I almost throw my hands up but the fish was still rising and I really wanted to make it bite.
All five different patterns have already been refused.
"Anything else I can try?"
Looking over my dry fly box, I found a couple of #16 Spent Spinners there and they reminded me some past fishing experience in Japan that Spent fies worked amazing for Japanese Cherry Trout, "YAMAME" sometimes, especially in spring and autumn.
So I took out one of those and tied on and put it on the feeding lane.
And he just took it aggressively without any doubt! It was a nice jack, 55-60cm in length.
As he kept running downstream, I had to chase him 60-70m down just like the best fish I caught on last Sunday.
Unfortunately, I dropped the fish before geting him in my net. I didn't loose the line tension but just hooked out for some reason. And I thought that it was the same fish as the last Sunday's one again. At exactly the same spot, the same size fish and same way to fight.
Actually, I've caught the same brown trout twice or even three times and this happens quite often.
Sometimes I catch the same fish twice on the same day or two weeks back to back or even 4weeks later than the first catch, I fish the same one at the same spot again. And I feel kind of happy to know that my catch & release works well and they are still strong enough to fight for the second time.
After I lost this fish, the river went quiet and no rise happend and no may fly hatch was seen in the evening. I think because of the low temp, rises happend earlier on the day.
Anyway, I enjoyed an exciting match-the-hatch moment and hope I could have that again next weekend.