Cold and Blustery Start to Season:
The opening weeks of the season were dogged with snow melt leaching into rivers and if that wasn't enough, biting cold winds to content with. Anyway a few hardy flies decided to hatch and thankfully there was a handful of trout willing to oblige. Opening day was a none starter for me, as I'd set my mind to catch the first trout of a new season on dry fly. Two days later a brace of trout did respond by sipping down a #14 CdC olive dry fly. The hill tarns too are beginning to wake up and a few hours spent searching the banks of Knottallow Tarn paid handsomely. There's still snow out there and things are yet to warm up proper. But, fingers-crossed, Spring shouldn't be too long in coming now.