Looking forward to next weekend and catching up with some good friends at -
River levels remain just below summer level for the last week of June and clear. The wind direction is variable with cool winds often coming for the south and north east making for warm and cool spells during the day. When the wind direction is favourable there is plenty of action to both dry and wets on long leaders.
More grayling are now beginning to show mostly in the half pound bracket which is a good sign after a short absence for whatever reason. The brown trout are fighting fit now and in great shape, not much in the way of hatches during the daylight but there is plenty of surface activity.
The salmon fishing remains slow although there have been a few caught this week up and down the river with a couple at Warwick Hall at around twelve pounds. There are certainly fish in the river, scaling outfits down to a seven weight single handed rods with small flies is much more suitable tactics at present.
Happy Birthday Paul!
The sea trout fishing is just improving all the time now with the low water conditions and overcast mild nights, fish up to six pounds and many in the three pound category are a regular occurrence. The sea trout are responding well to small flies fished just on dusk and then bigger size six singles and two inch tubes in the dark. Very low and clear water conditions persisting with the temperature of the river at 63oF - 17oC, wind from the west the last couple of days of June, the better fishing is to be had very early and late unless cloudy.