With a week booked off work, some time on the rivers couldn't come quick enough. Having spent the last few weeks exploring the beats on my ticket I was in need of a good fish.
Having caught numerous brown trout and small sea trout, I was yet to break the one pound mark. Having seen a very good size sea trout and also a simply huge grayling my hopes were building for a decent fish.
With my move inland and spending more time on the rivers of Cornwall I was in the need of some waders that actually keep me dry. My old waders served me well but are as leaky as a pair of well used tights and are just no longer up for job.
After a few days of research and a couple of shout outs to friends etc. I finally made up my mind. So with waders order all I needed to do was wait to them to arrive. I would also need some new boots which in part helped me decide what waders to choose.
With poor weather, poor health and an even unhealthier bank balance, I have been considering my fishing options, especially for when the weather is grim. Now it seems we have been stuck with easterly or heavy rain all year with the exception of a few days. Other than the odd retreat inland to a commercial fishery to spank some carp on the fly my fishing has been pretty dire.
Bitter easterly winds, rough seas and a distinct lack of wild fish, combined with the recent start of the trout season saw Ben, Matt and myself straying across the border and venturing into Devon.
My hopes were high as I have never blanked at this venue but I did have it in the back of my mind that it is normally much warmer this time of year.
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