Kirkby Stephen and District Angling Association

Early June

Contributed by Brian Kirkwood (13.06.2003)

I did not fish the last week of May or the first week of June. Did anyone see any Mayfly? I saw several on the 6th June but none after that. I fished between 6pm and 9.30pm from Musgrave bridge to Blandwath. I took 14 fish, 9 of which were wild, around the 8oz to 12oz mark. The remainder were one and a half pound stock fish which are still shoaled up in two hot spots. They all took an Adams 16's dry.

As I left the river, which was down to summer levels, there were a lot of sedges coming off the banks so the next evening I started fishing at 9.30pm and stopped at 11.30pm when it went cold. I had 8 fish (all wild). I did not fish the hot spots. All were caught on a deer hair sedge (dry). One fish was over 3lb, a female in excellent condition. All were returned.