Although chilly, early doors happened to be a prime window for feeding trout. Thankfully, black midges had their thermals on too and readily emerged during this period. Dragging your backside out of bed to catch any action worked out well on more than one occasion. Though the weather Gods had to play their part too by blessing me with the faintest of breezes (above) for anything like decent sport.
Tiny midge hatching at first light prompted me onto my knees more than once
Fast-forward to evening time and once again a fading breeze prompted fish to rise. Without question this was the best time to tangle with prize trout like this heavily spotted lump below. That said, you felt compelled to be on the water from first light for fear of missing out…Long days!