The welcome rain had coloured up the river slightly when I visited tonight, but it has done little for the levels. There was that uneasy sense that the river was quiet and although the occassional fish showed themselves, it was tough conditions. A tricky and persistant breeze required some careful casting and although I lost a good fish to the nymph, it was returning to a Klinkhamer that found success:
Perhaps the very best of the mayfly has passed, interupted by some very strong winds over the last week. Keeping an eye on the forecast will be key: some settled weather will be essential, but we continue to be in need of some steady rain.