I ventured out on the River Don today in the pouring rain and was rewarded with this cracker of around 15lb. The water was sitting at 1ft 4in on the Parkhill gauge as of 12.30pm this afternoon and it was carrying a bit of colour but surprisingly not too much considering how much rain has fallen recently. The fish put up a great scrap and used it's size and the heavy water to it's advantage. After a good 10 minutes or so I was able to beech the fish on a reed bed some 40 yards downstream! Not the best photo to gauge it's size with but returning the fish quickly was my main priority.
|A very welcome fish given the current conditions but fishing just as the river was beginning to rise again seemed to pay off.|