Lower Itchen 25 August, Beat No. 5 The Bends
My first fishing trip in London was to the Lower Itchen on beat 5 called ‘The Bends’.
We’re talking the Itchen here where upstream dry fly would be the appropriate etiquette.
I tried the prescribed Halfordian method without so much as a look from the fish, they were holding deep feeding on nymhs. I’m only human so must fess up that I resorted to catching my first Itchen/UK trout on bead head nymphs, cringe…
I caught four grayling, four brown trout and probably missed as many due to early and late strikes.