I promised action from Rob Waddington’s trip to the upper Nith last week when his 6 rods caught 6 fish. Here’s two of them in the timeless partnership of man with bent rod (thought bubble: “Hope this one freaking stays on!”)
These were the exact waters where I had failed to catch a fish 3 weeks ago (& loved every minute of it except when I lost my car keys, finding them sat all day on the bonnet of the Land Rover) so it’s nice to publish these shots.
Rob is a colourful chap, a veteran of the Nith, who has fished the Varzuga in Russia and has the funniest Kola Peninsula stories I’ve heard, and he guides Rutland Water rainbow trout adventures from his lakeside house at http://www.thelodgebarnsdale.co.uk.
He also has a rock n roll past as the drummer of iconic 80s band New Model Army and Rob and I have one other thing in common:
Despite the success of the rods he guided, neither of us caught a Ryehill salmon this year!