This year I am determined to avoid these. I am one of those individuals that really suffer at this time of year . I truly beleive that there is something in the SAD syndrome theory. Personally I find the whole back end of the year difficult to deal with. The combination of the rivers been shut for trout , the dark mornings and long nights conspire to reduce my energy levels and general enthusiasm.
This year I will organise myself and not let the malaise grip me. There will be more weekend grayling fishing . My fly tying will be organised and has already started with a plan to refill all the boxes before the spring and not leave it to a week before the start of the new season.
I have joined the fly dressers guild and will be making a real effort to tie flies that dont look well chewed even before they have been.
I also have a plan B , Plan B consists of visiting a commercial stillwater if the depression gets to much. I am just not sure I could handle catching stumpy finned rainbows. So will try and find a suitable venue...