Good vibes and Rainbows...Frozen Shallows.
Bodmin Moor is home to several trout fisheries but the one we decided to fish was called 'Temple Fisheries'. It has two lakes - one 'fly only' lake and another for all methods. We of course were using our LRF gear for them, with a mixture of different soft plastics in the 1-3 inch range.
The fight was described as being "Somewhere between a Mackerel and a Ballan Wrasse." And judging from how well it fought, I would say that sounds about right!
Despite both of us getting snagged up 20+ times, these lures literally danced through it, but inevitably, both of them were lost in the wilderness of reeds, leaving me fish-less and really cheesed off! In fact, as I'm sure Will could tell you, I did have a slight fit somewhat similar to how Gollum reacts in the Hobbit when the ring is lost!
Two days later I've stopped crying myself to sleep, and a shiny new 'precious' VX40 is on its way in the post!