Saturday, 21 May 2016

Mayfly, spinners and poachers

I think it was on the 17th of May, whilst walking down the river Bradford about 6 o'clock (not fishing|) on what seems to have been the only balmy evening so far this year; I was delighted to see mayfly coming off the river in reasonable numbers. Also some spinners - I think they were olive uprights, they had tremendously long tails - at least 3 times the body length. 
Unfortunately the balmy evening also brought out the chancers with spinning rod! A call to the river keeper followed. Apparently these 3 chaps in a white van with ladders on the top had already been moved off the river elsewhere the same evening. The police sirens arrived a little to late for the one river keeper trying to block in 3 mouthy individuals.

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