Currently we are improving the FishPal still water section for England. Today I visited the latest fisheries on the Fishpal system. Northumbrian Water fisheries Grassholme, Hury and their exclusive brown trout fisheries Selset and Balderhead.
The day started at a overcast reservoir, Grassholme (the weather men said it was going to be a beautiful day). The reservoir has a well stocked shop with everything for the fly and bait angler. For non-anglers, a nice place to sit, read a book, enjoy a coffee and find out more about walks and the nature reserve. Friendly, knowledgeable, courteuous staff who were happy to answer questions (I even had a map drawn to find Hury, my sat nav had gone on the blink). Customers I chatted with were enjoying excellent catches. A special mention to a young boy and his grandad; they were having a great time with 2 fish caught.
It was then off to two of the best wild trout fisheries in England, Balderhead and Selset. My friend and I were not disappointed. Looking forward to fishing these waters next season.
Finally we visited Hury Reservoir. For a fisherlady it just looked so fishey, trout rising, very scenic and ‘it was bonnie’.
Thank you to everyone I met who made my visit memorable