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1st day on river with fly this year..

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Scott from work is just starting river fishing so I took him on the Goyt outside Stockport.I got a 2 Brown Trout and a good Grayling. We went to a spot where I pointed out where I got a brownie of 4lb or so 2 years ago. He pointed out a rise he saw near the spot so I drifted my size 16 Klinkhamer over it and hooked into a decent fish. As it got closer I saw it was a bit special as in a biggie. Just as I said " I dont think it has woken up yet" It emptied my reel of 3# DT down to the backing. Eventually landed it into the net. Handed Scott my camera and as I dont like to piddle about with such fish I did not take it to the bank and guess what? One big wriggle and it was back in the river. Still,it swam off strongly as I did bully it a bit on 6lb tippet. I would have been upset to have dropped it on the bank but it would have been my 1st decent pic of one of the big brownies I have had from the Goyt. That one was the Daddy though. Chuffed to bits and dont even mind being called a fibber...very much :good:

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It had to bend nearly double to get in my net which was the small trout size type on a lanyard. 22in to 24 in as I look at a tape measure. Big head,lean but not skinny in the body. I wish I could USB link my brain to the pc because it is etched on my mind.Maybe better that way.You realise I am posting this because I never get big bags when out shooting :no:

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nice one there are a lot of big trout in the Annan my mate had 4 on the dry smallest 4lbs! Just come in fromthe river myself no Seatrout about though

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Guess.As I said I dont like to keep them out the water . Way too big for a 4 lb er though that itself is big enough.I am not usually that far off.

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don't know I use a tape length and girth is pretty acurate. Biggest was 6lbs the guy works for the riverboard and knows his fish

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Nice fish and good write up too, one you won't forget for a whle - well done

Mr Kilnkhamer should be knighted for his services to fly fishing IMHO

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