As its friday i finish early from work and had the chance to fish the Rhondda for just a few short hours. Its been a long week and i just had to get my fix, I was counting down the hours so i get in the car and get home as soon as i could. No messing around, i had all my gear ready by the front door and it was on in no time at all and i was on my way. I was on the river for around 1.30 . As norm i had my both rods with me, my 10ft 3wt for the french leader and my 8ft 4 wt for the dry, i was all set up ready for action. Before i set off, i had a quick look on the taff where the Rhondda meets and did see a few flies on and a few small fish rising so it was looking good.
As i moved on up the Rhondda i could see a few blue wing olives on the water and a few sedges but i didn’t really go for the dry rod straight away. The lower parts of the Rhondda is mostly pocket water with not a lot of slow water so it was down to the french leader. The water was very clear and low so i knew that i had to take my time and stay low and utilise the long leader. I set my video cam up and moved into position and made a few casts and pretty much straight away i was into my first fish of the day. Not a bad start.
Moving up river steadily making up good numbers on the leader i had to give the camera anther go in a lovely looking spot on the back-end of a deep fast run. I had a few cast in the head of the run but nothing so i moved back down to the end of the run in the shallow water and made a few casts then managed to pick one out. Video below of the one i had out and a few other videos i done not long after
As i moved up under a bridge a rise caught my eye so quickly changing over rods and i slowly made my way to a spot where i could get a cast in. As i moved on i seen a few more rising picking off the olives at the head of the pool so i kept low and made the cast. This was the pool that i was working my way up and where i done the videos.
After playing around with the videos and catching a few more lovely trout i had the phone call telling me, come on its time to come home 😦 I didn’t fancy being in the dog house again so i made my way. It was a cracking few hours out and i really enjoyed it. I’ll leave you with this last video of my outing.
This trout give me a cracking take and put up a good fight.