Well folks here we again. A new spring is here and a new season started . As has become usual over the last couple of years , opening day has come and despite recent rain the rivers are still pretty low and I an sure that come the summer we will pay the price for the last mild and dry winter. The results of the winter inactivity have been a decent enough winter Grayling total , to be honest the best I have had for a few years . but it will be nice to hit the rivers for trout again.
The river looked stunning but fish have been hard to come by . Nothing larger than parr size so far. I guess if I put a nymph on I might do better but determined to have the first of the season on a dry. So far have had three rise to a fly but to bloody slow or maybe even to anxious.
The wild Garlic is brilliant right now dense aromatic carpets of it. As usual a bag full went home with me for chicken and wild garlic soup.. I suppose right now I am just grateful for the first signs of warmer weather appearing.
This weekend the first few butterflies were around in the sunshine . The odd bumblebee is waking up to.
Not to mention the spring flowers ... oh and I have joined a couple of new clubs this year so will be visiting a couple of larger rivers again.. Watch this space .