Jack Perks the wildlife photographer and underwater movie maker wants to feature grayling spawning. The river keepers on Haddon Estate are keen to help him so Warren sent me an email "Please keep us posted if you see any spawning action". The request is a massive compliment, paying tribute to the time your faithful blogger spends (invests!) beside the local rivers. Anyway the swollen head must have settled back down to normal size by this morning as the fishing hat still fitted it...
Today, being Sunday, a visit to the undisturbed private waters of the Derbyshire Wye in Duck Holds Wood seemed like a good idea. Henry came along. He hasn't been there since September but he knew exactly where we were and where we often stop together to trick a fish or two. If we were moving he'd go a little way in front and then sit patiently waiting until his angler arrived to sit with him. He's almost a four legged fishing guide!
|Impatiently Watching! |
A fish had just risen by that trailing branch and his angler has not caught it yet...
|Did You See That? There WAS a rise!|
|Oh do you want me to move for a photograph of the Grayling Redd?|
|Okay! I'll move then...|