Monday 9th July 2012

Monday 9th July 2012

George Wallace

If members would like to log in and look at the BODSAA Community, go to Events and then click on Diary of Events, there are visits to the Salmon Trap at Chester Weir arranged for 4th August and 1st September. Weather and river permitting, of course, in this funny old year. Contact details for booking your place will also be found there. (I can't  quite manage to do that bit, so it will be more readable once Russell has worked his magic)

The river rose a little after yesterday's rain but is now falling again, although still (1730hrs)    2ft 1ins above normal (that's 1067mm on the gauge).

Last week I thought that there was a chance of improving weather and the Highs out in the Atlantic look as though they might deliver the goods later this week. It won't be hot because the clockwise circulation of air around a High means that until it actually arrives over Britain the winds will be from a Northerly direction. But at least it shouldn't be p*****g with rain, for once! A rising barometer combined with a falling river might just give us our best chance of a fish for some time.

See you on the river bank!

Tuesday 10th. It's been raining again, of course, but at Noon the river had fallen another five inches. Pressure is rising slowly and once these belts of showers have passed through, we should have a brief spell of decent weather. And hopefully some good fishing!