What better way to spend a few hours than on the banks of the River Ribble and Calder fishing for Grayling and Chub.
It was a freezing day, all my usual fishing lakes had completely frozen over, so off me and fishing partner Steve went to some flowing water.
We headed over to Mitton’s Aspinall Arms and picked up a day ticket, as well as a nice pint of real ale to get us started.
Over the field and on the bank we started firing maggots to get things kick started.
I love this style of “back to nature” fishing, chillin in the bank with a rod in hand..Bliss!!
We strolled along the bank trotting maggots and threw in a feeder here and there.
I’m very unhappy to say that the only fish of the day came to Mr Welsh!
This superb 2lb Grayling took on the maggot feeder.
All in all, it was great to be on the bank and finishing off with another pint at the Aspinall Arms concluded another fab fishing jaunt for the archive.
Get your self down the Ribble if you fancy a great day fishing for Chub and Grayling, this river can fish its socks off if you hit it on the right day.
Maybe you know of another river I could pop down to?
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