R.Derwent, Whatstandwell

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Has anyone fished The Derwent at Whatstandwell on The Family Tree stretch recently ? Any info on which peg, method primarily for Grayling would be appreciated
 

Yuccaman

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I've not fished it for a few years now, but I've caught grayling every time I've fished it, and brown trout most. I've never caught another species from there actually, although I think there are the odd perch and chub knocking about. My go to was always just fishing maggot on the stick float and loose feed maggot - I think that was mainly a I wanted to catch grayling on the stick more than it necessarily being the best method. If they aren't having it on the stick, maggot feeder was always a good back up, but it IS rocky, so be prepared to lose the odd feeder, and it being on a weak link paternoster isn't a bad idea.

In terms of which swim, I've honestly not found it matters. They're there, and you'll catch them.
 

commieboy257

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my mate owns land with fishing rights on the river just about opposite the pub. tells me there's bugger all in it on his stretch
 
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