The remains of Old Copley Bridge

The remains of Old Copley Bridge

The floods of boxing day 2015 caused significant damage to the bridge at Copley

Jonathan Hoyle fishing the weir above Copley Bridge, River Calder near Halifax

Jonathan Hoyle fishing the weir above Copley Bridge, River Calder near Halifax

The remains of an old weir now provide much structure and well paced runs. Β Jonathan is seen here fishing with a french nymph leader and indicator.

Jonathan Hoyle fishing the weir above Copley Bridge, River Calder near Halifax

Jonathan Hoyle fishing the weir above Copley Bridge, River Calder near Halifax

A typical Calder Grayling

Calder Grayling tend to be in excellent condition

Old Copley Bridge is falling down

Old Copley Bridge is falling down

Rubble still falling from the damaged bridge.

 

 

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Joel

Founder and owner of Tungsten-Beads-plus.com
A keen angler since 1998 when I started sea fishing while living in Australia
On returning to the UK, l realised I had good trout water on my doorstep and took up fly fishing. I pursued this with the same passion and was happy to have the opportunity to develop a business in my chosen pursuit.
Favourite species include Trout and Grayling but I also like to pursue other species with the fly and have caught sea-trout, pike, perch, roach, chub, orf, minnows, mackerel, coalfish , pollock and mullet on the fly so far.

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  • I’ve been fishing down at Copley recently. They are now starting work on repairing the bridge. The floods and the collapsed bridge don’t appear to have changed the river too much in that area and the fish are still there. Thank goodness πŸ™‚

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