This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
Wbranch on Feb 12, 2014February 12th, 2014, 11:59 am EST
Do you fish mostly stillwaters or do you fish some moving water and if so do you fish for trout, grayling, or barbel? I know barbel fishing is like a science in the UK and some streams have quite large fish.
Ribbleman on Feb 16, 2014February 16th, 2014, 7:50 am EST
Thanks everybody for the kind welcome.
I fish stillwaters for trout and rivers and streams for Trout, Grayling, Salmon mostly.
Having said that i do fish for Barbel and other freshwater fish occasionally
Wbranch on Feb 16, 2014February 16th, 2014, 2:14 pm EST
Do you fish any of the fabled chalk streams like the Test, Avon, and Itchen? I look at short videos of them on YouTube and they all seem lovely. It looks like the banks are manicured in some plaes so you can cast easier. It appears no one ever wades, is wading illegal and if so is it to lessen destruction of the weed beds and aquatic insect life?
Ribbleman on Feb 17, 2014February 17th, 2014, 10:24 am EST
No i have never fished any of the streams you mention, they are all in the south of the country.
The rivers and streams i fish mostly are freestone in Lancashire and Yorkshire.
If you look on youtube, some of the rivers i fish are Hodder, Ribble, Calder,Wharfe, Aire, Ure, Dove, to name some