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Ewan Lindsay

River Dun
« on: May 06, 2013, 08:05:32 AM »
First pilgrimage to the Chalkstreams this week on the way back to work.  River Dun (which flows in to the Test just above Romsey) Dunbridge Beat.

Beautiful beat, lovely weather and the river was full to over flowing but clear.  I've never seen it so deep - the aquifiers are obviously well stocked after the winter / spring wet weather.

Little in the way of hatches all day and hardly a rise to be seen so it was nymphing that got me my fish.  Not even the Big Daddy Long Legs could tempt anything up to the surface... :shock  Water was too deep to stalk fish so it was all prospecting.  I had three small Browns and four Grayling (three of which were crackers).  All took a beaded PTN or a Killer Bug on an induced take at the end of the drift.

Single fly only, Dry or nymph, No droppers, at all, ever, not negociable  - you'd be dragged onto Stockbridge Highstreet and shot if you tried otherwise  :X2


Sandy Nelson

Re: River Dun
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 08:40:50 AM »
Looks like a lot of fun Ewan.
Thanks for the report, i've never managed to get onto a chalkstream yet. But it looks like a beautiful place to fish :z16
Bonny day too by the look of it.


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Iain Cameron

Re: River Dun
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 08:55:36 AM »
Bleary morning eyes, thought Dun was the Don...

Nice wee report to read over morning coffee. Looks like a great piece of water

Peter McCallum

Re: River Dun
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 10:01:55 AM »
Having just read the thread about the olive dun I thought this was another fly tying thread  :X1

What a lovely looking stream and some beautiful fish. Dead jealous  :z16

Mike Barrio

Re: River Dun
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 12:22:57 PM »
Great stuff Ewan :z16

I love reading your reports and the great photos, thanks for sharing! :cool:

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