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 Post subject: River Itchen
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:45 pm 
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Location: Was Derbyshire, Peak District, now Hampshire
Went out after the Ladies on the Itchen this morning. Lovely day, water gin clear but quite high and fast flowing. Fished for two hours no luck with the Ladies but had this lovely Brownie on a traditional copper wire tied size 12 Sawyer's PTN, IMO, along with his Killer Bug, a truly great nymph, simple to tie, look's great and always does the business for me. A quick pic and returned to fight another day. Had a chat to a couple of other lads and they said they hadn't seen any Grayling about for long enough.
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 Post subject: Re: River Itchen
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:36 am 
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was that on the free section of the itchen dave by winchester ,or did you not go that far .nice fish anyway mick


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 Post subject: Re: River Itchen
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:51 am 
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lovely brownie there :D

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 Post subject: Re: River Itchen
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:48 am 
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Yes Mick....Right in the centre of Winchester.....First time I've fished it, lovely water, should be good in summer for the dries. Shame there weren't any Grayling, probably all shoaled up in a deep hole somewhere or getting ready to spawn.

Yes Steve was a nice fish but still a bit out of condition with spawning, fins split and ragged but very plump.
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 Post subject: Re: River Itchen
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:07 pm 
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Yes nice fish, was on the Taff last week after grayling also very slow, sure its down to lots of salt being washed down from the roads after the snow.

Itchen. Lovely river, have not fished for a long time. thanks for sharing,

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