Yesterday, we were blessed with light breezes and warm spring sunshine, rendering our river valleys (right) a promising place to be. With forecaster predicting heavy rain, gales and even snow on high peaks I managed to sneak out before the anticipated storm. The warmth lulled me into fishing a terrestrial pattern and whilst black gnats were absent (long overdue now…) thankfully, plenty of tiny beetles filled the air and the trout weren’t too fussy.
~Even trout that were nailing olives were quick to grab a #16 terrestrial pattern~
~Big enough to warrant netting, another beauty to the terrestrial~
Picture perfect, with spots from snout to tail this fellow could easily be dealt with by hand