Wednesday 10th October 2012

Wednesday 10th October 2012

George Wallace

Wednesday: The weather forecast said 'sunny', which may account for the all-pervading grey over the Vale of Llangollen this morning.

The river continues to fall, but very slowly so I presume the blighters are releasing water from the reservoirs. At this rate it will be really good for salmon fishing by the 18th, the day after the season ends!

However, all is not lost because it is fishable and members who have been to the river report seeing salmon. One of Karl's pupils even caught a couple of grayling on fly, so the chances are there - but only if you have a line in the water.

The banks are still very wet and slippery, so here's another reminder to watch your step.

Thursday morning: If you look at the graph of river levels, it shows the river falling in little fits and starts as, presumably, fresh water from the reservoirs reaches Manley Hall. A couple of hours ago the level was 780mm but is now, 0930hrs, an inch higher. Heavy rain is forecast for to-day so best keep an eye on levels before spending hard-earned cash on fuel  to get to the river. I will try to have a look at it later and see if it is colouring up.

1807hrs: The river was clear this morning and looked in great order but signs are now less hopeful. Level at 1800 was 810 and by 1806 it was 819mm, so we'll have to keep an eye on it. It's still wet and dreary here and may be raining heavily further upstream.