Pic of the day: Dry fly, upper Wandle

Wandle trout - Jez Mallinson

So it begins… our good pal Jez Mallinson (otherwise quoted as the ultimate urban fly-tying authority on Huddersfield’s River Holme in Trout in Dirty Places) gets his 2015 season off to a flyer with a perfect wild trout from the upper Wandle.

(And check out all that river restoration work from last year… already greening up nicely in the background!)

(Photo: Jez Mallinson / Wandle Valley Fly Dressers)

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  1. Jez Mallinson says:

    Hi Theo
    My many thanks for posting this photo and mention of the new fly dressing club, this little feller was without doubt the most beautiful trout I have caught on the Wandle to date. Fin perfect and its markings were superb, a few days later John Butler and myself caught two more but in the 4-6inch bracket which only proves to me that the Trout in the Classroom project has been a massive success and they are naturally spawning on the upper reaches, well done to everyone involved without you myself and other like-minded anglers wouldn’t get to enjoy the pleasure of catching Trout in what used to be an open sewer

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