With water flooding most of the Dale, causing severe damage to houses, roads and a lot of farmland and rivers now turned into half mile wide lakes, fishing seems a million miles away so a trip down memory lane for me from the last 12 months and I chose certain pictures which stood out or meant something to me over the year.
The year started off with some back to basics float making and a couple of trips after the Grayling both being productive days trotting.
Grayling in the Snow
It didn't deter and we both stuck it out and we were both rewarded, my first River Pike on a fly.
April saw the first decent hatches of march browns in the Dale.
and the fish obliged with quite a few golden flanked fish coming to the net.
In May the golden flanked brown trout kept coming to the net
June saw the return my my favourite riverside wild flowers high up in the Dale