Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Fly fishing at Ivelet bridge, Swaledale

I caught Jon (of the Old School Gallery, Muker) fly fishing down around Ivelet bridge in Swaledale.

I have never fished and am very ignorant about fishing. I therefore didn't realise quite how far away from "sitting by a river bank with tent, lounger and beer" fly fishing is: minimal equipment (rod, net, flies), and lots of stalking up and down the river, looking for the fish, and then selecting the right fly to catch them with.

It was very interesting to watch.