I had made my mind up to head far upriver for the last day, just for something different. I started at Cullaville and fished down to Gregory's.
I hit two fish on the trip, both at the "heap of stones" pool. The first one was a fine cock fish in full mating suit. I measured him at 34 inches by 17 inches so around 13-14 lbs. I got him in quickly, few snaps and back no problem. In and around my personal best and a stunning fish to behold.
I hooked the next fella and he went ballistic and lept onto the far bank!
He then went into a massive clump of weed and reed and couldnt be budged. I had to tie up the rod, cross downstream, free him up from the far bank, cross back, then land and release him!
I then worked my way down to Gregory's fishing sporadically and taking some snaps.
Another present my brother took me home from Africa, weapon of choice for the wilds!
Met John downriver, he uses a Loop Zpey, 11ft 17gram switch rod. Beautiful setup, its very light with great presentation. He uses the zpey compact heads and has the whole set I think.
John fishing the Mill pool, or "Barking dog pool".
The old railway bridge above Gregory's
The weir at Gregory's
Final height for 2012 season taken that evening, 12/10.
Ronan and Petsie after giving Knockbridge a final throw.
So thats the season over, I may get to the Mourne next weekend so we'll see what happens. I'll keep updating with info, tyings and some casting videos hopefully. My most enjoyable season and my most dedicated one. Now what the flip do I do now?