Littondale!!

Colin Metcalf

Leeds, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

The River Skirfare taken from Stubbing lane between Arncliffe and Litton.

Panasonic Lumix FZ38
Poked in PSE9
Finished in Picasa3

The River Skirfare is the main tributary of the River Wharfe in Upper Wharfedale. It joins the River Wharfe between Kilnsey and Kettlewell and nearly doubles the size of the main river at this point. The River Skirfare has its source in Three Peaks country and flows through Littondale on its way to meet the River Wharfe. It runs very clear unless there has been recent rain and holds a good head of wild brown trout. The fly fishing on the River Skirfare is not for the angler who wants easy fishing or for those who measure their success by the numbers of fish caught. These are some of the most difficult trout you will find anywhere, extracting them requires a high degree of fly fishing skill and stealth. There are good sized brown trout in the River Skirfare and they have a tendency to hug the banks. Fly fishing here is mainly dry fly, to fish observed rising to naturals; fishing the water generally results in spooked trout that spook the next trout and so on. The scenery here, like so many other places in the Yorkshire Dales, is nothing short of magnificent. Again green fields are interspersed with limestone rocks, dry stone walls and stone barns. The sheep outnumber people quite easily and buzzards ride the updraft above the valley sides.

Source Yorkshire Dales Fly Fishing

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