It dawned on me compared to many rivers the Erewash has real potential in terms of easy wading, good gravels and lots of cover which to be honest did cost me a few flies, nothing new there. Once in the channel the fish became easy pickings and I managed to find a few larger chub that gave a brilliant scrap on my bamboo.
As time passed I filled in my Data sheet and realised I'd caught 12 chub, 2 Dace and 2 Rudd all on dry fly which was pretty impressive me thinks, especially considering the autumnal weather today and the river conditions. I didn't find any grayling or trout today but it detracted nothing from my satisfaction that this river is worth the effort and deserves the foundations effort to protect and nurture her.
The best thing about the fishing today was its free, and the pics show you can have plenty of success in October on the dry fly, fishing for coarse fish. Once the river fills up, its a good time for fish to move back upstream from the Trent, hopefully another sea trout would be nice this time of year, especially if I catch it.