...gently down the stream....
Took a day off today and me and Fi loaded the open boat onto the van roof and headed to the upper reaches of the River Hull up near Driffield. Our launch site was to be Brigham, we paddled north towards the Wolds, sorry I should be more accurate, Fi paddled while i experimented with trolling several different lures...
I had to keep feeding her sandwiches and chocolate biscuits but mile after mile she did paddle....
Eventually got to the top end of the river where I had a bit of success last year with the boy, never fished it this early, was always June and July time earliest. Seems so different without any weed growth.
Got up to the top whirlpool behind the fish farms and pulled in tight to the reeds, chucked out across towards the white water in the hope of pike, lure of choice was a Spro BBZ.
First proper cast and the rod wrapped around nicely, too much of a sparodic fight for a pike, a few minutes later Fi had lifted the net under quite a nice Rainbow, brilliant result, this part of the river is known to have a few escapees from the fish farm, at least that was tea sorted.
Not to be outdone, Fi then grabbed the rod off me and had a few chucks herself
Not much else happening in that pool so we headed on up to the lock gates and jumped out of the boat for a breather, this area was known to hold a few pike as well as trout.
With that. Fi's rod wrapped around and she was soon scrapping against a better fish, this was no trout. I grabbed the net and after a little tussle I lifted it under a fairly nice little pike for her.
Back in the boat and we headed under the farm bridge and tucked right in next to the lock gates, this is were my son and myself had a couple of fish last year, I soon hooked into another nice trout (i think) but the hook pulled, Fi didn't fair much better either.
Back to the landing near the gates and Fi was getting a real dab hand at casting lures and spinners just short of the bridge, top respect to her as this is only her 3rd fishing trip.
This resulted in another nice rainbow matching the other at about 3 and a half pounds in weight.
What a brilliant little session, it started to get very cold and the paddle back to Brigham warmed us both up. Nice to land a few fish as its been quite a while, roll on flat seas and bars of silver.