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In September 2019 Trout Fisherman ran an article featuring Fred Bainbridge fishing Richmond & District Angling Society waters on the River Swale. This has been reproduced with the kind permission of Trout Fisherman, Bauer Media UK.
The three anglers referred to in this article had a great back end to their 2014 season. On a recent visit to Great Langton Bill and David caught 44 fish between them, all but two being grayling and all on dry fly. Reflecting on the day, Bill commented, “We have a wonderful river and better than all of the others I have fished, including ‘named’ rivers in Scotland”. The red letter day was followed by several other visits in which all three achieved double figures, including grayling up to 15 inches and a 2 ½ lb brown trout, again all on dry.
This is a Barbel Society article based on our waters at Easby Abbey. Although written a few years ago, the routes, swims and river are largely unchanged and gives a real feeling for the special atmosphere of an early morning start on the upper river Swale.