Sunday, 19 April 2009
Friday 17th April
Decided to go over the road and below the new bridge and work my way back up. Started about 1730 till 1930, chilly breeze which dropped away. Numerous flies about, caught what I thought was a sedge but on closer inspection when I got home it was a stonefly as it had 4 wings, about the same size as a grannom. Few olives about. River now low and gin clear with lots of "snotty" stuff on the bottom, it needs a good flood to clear it out. Got 2 decent browns on a LDO dry and an out of season grayling and a rainbow on a black parachute. The rainbow had white edges to its fins and a tail like a spade, gorgeous! By the time I finished there was quite a lot of fly about, virtually an evening hatch but no fish rising by then.