Walked the Bradford and Lathkill rivers where there were masses of mayfly hatching and on the wing.
Male mayfly - how can you tell?Met up with KDH and Alex Swann from the flyfishing forum, nice to see you guys and put a face to the name.
I took the spinners I trapped last evening with me and Dr Cyril Bennett identified them as olive uprights. Again this evening loads about by the river but I didn't fish, why (idiot!)?
A view upriver towards Raper Lodge from Alport.
Went to the new hydro scheme by the mill in Alport where Warren gave us a guided tour and explained the reasons behind the scheme. Then back to Youlgreave via the pub for a well earned shandy! Met a couple of guys there from the Wye and Usk Foundation, that certainly looks an interesting area to fish, Roger and I will definitely make a visit there.
Overall an excellent day , thank you WTT for organising it.