Monday, 5 April 2010

At last I made it out today: the river had dropped a little and was running clearer. Perhaps still a little more colour than is ideal, but still fishable.

The wild garlic was certainly flourishing and gave that aroma of spring as you walk:

I managed a couple of fish on the peeping caddis and tungsten-backed shrimps. The fish were hard on the bottom and in the deep pools. A hatch of LDO's was encouraging. Surely with some better weather forecast, the real spring fishing should really start to begin. Watch this space!



Andy Baird said...

Nice going Dave - I just love the look of your stream... magic.


pedros said...

Ditto the wild garlic comment.
Always gives me the first real suggestion spring is establishing itself.

vgb said...

If you saw a family of 3 with a small black terrier, that was us. We went out for a walk, starting in Wellow, crossing the ford tracked east across the hill then down into the valley by a small brook then past some ATAA stretches before going up again and back down into Wellow. My wife has just remembered the wild garlic in her pocket, there were a multitude of pheants and we saw 4 deer just above the cycle path.

What a beautiful day to be out.



Dave Wiltshire said...

Thanks for the comments. Good to be out.

Vince - This was the River Chew, not the Wellow. I will be making my way down to there later this week. Should be on top form!

There we go... jinxed it already ;)