jeudi 3 avril 2014


A few days ago I did decide that my next tenkara outing would be on a stream I did not know and with the number os streams and creeks in my area I have a lot of choice.
I went on the Thar creek that flow around twelve miles from home, I only know this creek based on what some of my workmates who are anglers have told me about it; for some it is a good place with interesting fishing and for others it is only a waste of time.
I have chosen the area of La Lucerne d'Outremer because cards show the stream flowing through a forest and that is the kind of place I like most.

When I arrived on the bank of the stream that is about three feet wide I have seen that the water is gin clear and that the trees on the banks are very many. 

The depth is low and I estimate it is around 8 inches; there are many branches not higher than six feet above the water and also a lot of submerged wood; it is not going to be easy but it is surely going to very interesting. After a moment of observation to avoid fishing too many trees and to guess some of the potential trout caches I decided to put my gear into action...
Tuesday I had forgotten my sunglasses and today it is the camera's battery!

That is the reason why I have only pictures to share with you today.

It did not take too long to me before I realized that there were a lot of trouts in this creek but that it was not easy at all to find the places with enough room for good casting and efficient hook setting. But I was not there this morning to catch dozen of fishes I just wanted to check how precise I could be and how many trouts would rush to my kebari. I really like to see those little grey and yellow ghosts rushing like torpedoes when my fly enter their field of vision. 
To be more discret and gain room I decided to fish and move squatting and it was a wise decision.
Thanks goodness for this extended position is definitively uncomfortable!

These trouts are trouts from a creek, not huge but beautiful and not easy to reach. That is probably the reason why I love fishing in small streams: every fish caught has been deserved.

Not only these trouts are beautiful but I had the chance to spend a very nice moment in a small forest where the only sound to be heard is the water flowing. The last spot of this tenkara matinee was a beautiful waterfall.

I got this trout on my first cast and lost a bigger one after she made a very nice jump out of the water.

Then it was time to go to work and I have left this creek with the insurance to keep a good memory of it...Until coming back. 

7 commentaires:

  1. Looks like prime Tenkara water. Most of the fish I catch on my Iwana are small. A 9" is a big fish.

  2. It was good discovery indeed. Most of the trouts I catch are between 6 and 12", in the small streams that I fish a 15" trout is an exception. I do not read magazines so I do not dream about giant fishes so I am not frustrated by the catch of small ones!

  3. Beautiful river. For me it is such a whole lot. ;) I discover is their likeness! But I'm catching them on lures.

  4. I am not closed minded and I respect anglers who fish with a good state of mind. Try tenkara one time and you will adopt it for sure!

  5. any fish of any size is a fish. i also do not feel the need to catch any trophy size fish. it is enough reward to be able to enjoy the scenery and maybe catch a fish or two. nice post!

    1. I totally agree! Dreaming of trophy fishes is more about the ego than the pleasure of being in such beautiful places.

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