One of our newer members is Simon Herman, a fly fisherman not local to the area, so when he fishes he tends to stay for a couple of days and camps at www.woodfarmadventure.co.uk, just a couple of miles from the Churnet.
Simon has been enjoying himself on the Churnet with some very respectable catches (all of course returned).
A recent email from him,
“Just another update from the River Churnet.
Thanks yet again for the best day I have ever had fishing. The rain helped a treat and the Mayfly were in their thousands. Some Mayfly the biggest I’ve ever seen (Pic attached).
As well as the 53cm Brown Trout (Picture attached) there were 6 (20-25cm) Brownies too. Most caught on Mayfly. Of which all my Mayflies need renewing after taking a right beating by Fish & Trees hehe!