Sunday, 9 August 2009

~A commanding view of Haweswater~ (photo Rod Calbrade)

Heather Fly at Haweswater:

The first week of August saw us on one Haweswater-one of the Cumbria's prettiest lakes. A warm, muggy afternoon clearly encouraged Heather Fly onto the wing (a close cousin of the Hawthorn Fly). There was the odd flying ant joining in on the action too! With so much food being blown on, what trout could resist? And despite bright overhead conditions, fish could be found rising in the more sheltered bays. Usually, a team of dark coloured wets bring the desired response, however those residents in Haweswater had seen it all before, instead they favoured black hoppers fished static.