Fishing on Langley Dam N.E England
I don't fish reservoirs too many times in a season but on this occasion I was to fish Langley dam near Haydon Bridge.
Myself and John Hopkins arrived to see we were the only two people booked in for the day and to our excitement the fish were rising all over the lake.
We got ready rather quick in case the rise stopped. John said he had never seen how to fish with Buzzers so I tackled up a rig with Buzzers and proceeded.
Second cast Yes! a two pounder, then another and another the Buzzers were working.
I had just downed a cuppa chia and put out my line as it hit the water there was a swirl and my line went taught, I lifted in and Yes it felt heavy John stood up to stretch his legs while this fish took off! the line was racing away then it stopped went slack I started hand lining as it was swimming straight towards the boat and fast, it came to the surface like a shark then it happened! the fish launched it's self at the boat. John was standing proud until the fish hit him straight in the Gonads, the familiar sound of UGHHHHHH! Rang out the fish was in the boat flapping around, John was doubled up, I was in hysterics. I couldn't even kill the fish as I was in the process of trying not to wet myself! IT WAS PRICELESS!
When things calmed I managed to dispatch the fish (Rainbow) and it weighed in at a healthy 8lbs.
Naturals are a good bet to wake a sleeping giant!
We were at the Hatchery Pool on the beautiful Margaree River. From the bank above you could see several salmon lying and moving about in the clean clear water below.
After several anglers had tried their luck it was my turn to attempt to have the King of Sport Fish rise to one of my flies. I had tried several flies both wet and dry without success.
My attention was taken away from fishing for a moment as I watched a butterfly come from the trees on the opposite side of the river. He fluttered aimlessly above the water. At one point midway through his flight he touched the surface of the water and at that moment a Salmon exploded on the surface trying to catch him. The butterfly was safe. The Salmon missed. I guess the only thing that would work on that day was a natural.