On the river early this morning and the tide was pushing the river up a few inches.
Clarity was excellent and the water was cool.
Set up was a 10ft 8wt with a clear sinktip and a home tied shrimp fly.
Fishing a really deep pool and 2nd cast a nice silver 5 pounder.
Bit later was touch ledgering with a purple whisker and bang a sealiced 5 pounder.Great fight and both returned strong.
When I was a boy and a member of Caerphilly AA we use to have trips to Caermawr and the guy there was a Major Hopkinson ?? I believe that owned the beat.
They had a hut right on the bend above the pool we use to call the Hook.
River was about 4" over our gauge this morning and with good clarity and hardly any leaves at all in the river.
Did have the 14footer with me and a spinning rod with a few rapalas and C's all on single hooks.
Started with a cone head flamethrower and a sinking tip and fished a few pools and nothing.
Had placed a few sticks in and noticed that it was dropping off with a good speed.
Eventually bumped a trout off with a spinner.Moved on down the beat but flow increased as the river narrowed to much.
Went back up and a heavy fish broke water and landed with a good crash,covered it many times but maybe it was running through.
If I was that salmon I wouldn't be to hasty as reading T&S that came through the letter box today was a report of a seal above the town water !!!