Wednesday 6th February 2013

Wednesday 6th February 2013

George Wallace

Wednesday 6th Feb:  The river fell nicely last weekend to a level that made wading and fly fishing comfortable. The water was reasonably clear and with the level at about 730mm on the gauge it was flowing nicely. However, the water was largely snow-melt so it was a little cool and the brass monkey was relieved that he had been left at home. No sign of fish life other than a jumping Kelt until after 1330hrs (or half past one, if you prefer) at which time a small brown trout and four grayling came out to play. I wasn't fishing, just walking the bank with one of the grandsons, but Karl and James seemed to enjoy themselves even though handling the first fish in that cold water did produce a strangled, "Gor Blimey."

There's been a bit of rain and some more melting snow up-country which caused the river to rise this morning. It is still over 1100mm on the gauge (1200hrs) but is falling again and the sun is out, so let's all keep our fingers crossed.