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Sunday, 8 June 2008

a day to rmember forever

today was the best day Ive had in a long time and i didn't even catch a fish but the thing is my son did and all on his own after managing to get out a 20 ft line and after using a slow retrieve more than a few times using his hairs ear nymph he must have remembered the chats we have had about changing your retrieve etc! which he then did and with an almost pro look about him he began a fast twitch slow retrieve and then as i watched the rod tip which he also had close to the water their was that definite tug,tug,tug on the rod and i was awaiting this little 3 inch trout coming flying out the water near faceless with the sheer force but no the boy had listened and instead of a forceful strike he lifted into the fish which i soon noticed was no 3 inches long as the rod tip began to bend into the middle section of his 7 and a half foot rod it was then i thought of drag etc! but he said the drag is too tight I'm going to lose it dad and by helping him control the fish for less than a couple of seconds we were able to give the fish some line and returned the rod to him my heart beating as if it was my first i watched for the first sight of the fish and then it came it was a lovely fish of around a pound and the good news was it looked well hooked which was a relief giving him the word that i had the net ready he continued to play the fish and with hearts pounding and palms sweating the trout slid into the landing net and then the sad part i remembered i didn't have my camera but who needs one when the memories will always be their , god it was a good day and just a few days after i had helped my younger son to his first trout on the fly too just need some rain and just maybe i can get a few fish too who knows and it wont be long till im fishing the worm for salmon and the fly for seatrout at night i just cant wait...

2 comments:

Mike Duddy said...

I am 41 and can still remember catching my first trout with my dad. Its a memory that can live with you for the rest of your life.
Great blog - i have added a link on my blog to yours.
Tightlines.

urbanflyman said...

thanks thats great i just love seeing the talks we have on the river have sunk in and he is able to use my tips when he needs to the only thing is i dont see any other fathers taking their kids fishing these days ,shame really aint it.....