Thursday, 30 August 2007

The Freshwater Grand Slam!

The Grand what!? A grand slam is basically getting a set number of species in a day. For example when fishing the tropics catch a Bonefish, Tarpon & Permit all in one day and its referred to as a Grand Slam. Well today Kate (Aubrey's daughter) managed the West country freshwater equivalent, taking first a Rainbow Trout ...

.... then this fine Grayling, a cracking River Exe specimen that we stalked and fooled with a Klinkhammer. Kate also caught one a little while earlier but it slipped back before we got a photo!

The icing on the cake came in the form of this tubby little Wild Brown Trout, a perfect specimen that sipped down Kate's well presented dry fly.

Meanwhile, father Aubrey fished up through a number of lovely sections taking several fish, but none as big as his Grayling on day one. Kate also managed to win their wager, the prize being a bottle of Champagne! It was great to guide Kate and Aubrey once again, we love to see our guests progressing their fishing and enjoying the adrenalin rush when a good cast meets with success.

There are a few clouds about and the air temperature has been pretty good so I hope that the Fernworthy Browns are in a similar mood tomorrow!

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