At last, there’s signs of life on the river. Spells of welcome sunshine yesterday afternoon clearly provided enough warmth to awaken reasonable numbers of Large Darks (right). With trout close on their heels and steadily rising, you felt there was some sense in showing them a dry fly. Best of all, my first fish went 2lb 5oz and although a tad lean, put up a hell of a scrap. Others followed too making it a day to remember. Granted the olives might well be stretching their wings, but I’ve yet to see a March Brown. Word has it they’re starting to appear elsewhere so hopefully it won’t be long now.
~This beauty of 2lb 5oz made my day by pouncing on a dry olive pattern~