Kirkby Stephen and District Angling Association

Trout and Grayling

Contributed by Steve Turnbull (16.03.2008)

After a ten year absence from fishing, and, being a new member of KS&DAA, I was keen to start the new season.

I chose to begin below Musgrave Bridge. In the absence of any visible fly life and rising fish, I tried a couple of tungsten head nymphs on a sinking leader. I found a relatively slow, deep glide and concentrated on that. Three fish over a couple of hours was the result.

Two out of season Graying (one of which was 16 and a half inches and in superb condition), and a 12" Brownie, which, in contrast, was pretty thin, resulted.

I subsequently fished further upstream and caught a 9" Brownie (which again was thin), above the bridge. It was great to be back out on the water again, particularly after such a long absence.