Fishing is something thats best read about at the moment and apart from fly tying none will be done for a few weeks . Its an opportunity now to do some jobs and work some brownie points for next year.
The interest around this amazing fungus is astonishing since posting about it on here a couple of years back the number of views the post gets and the number of emails asking questions is amazing . I guess mainly driven by the Ray Mears type program and using it for fire lighting . As for drying flies which is the reason I started looking for it 30 years ago buy it.. Plenty available now at low cost. Certainly its better than any I ever made..
Mature broad leaf woodland is a special place. Unlike the sterile conifer plantations around here these woods are a rich diverse place.
Full of wildlife and a fascinating place to be .However one other thing that occured to me yesterday was how much damage the mountain bikers are doing to the forest tracks especially with this wet weather the erosion and damage is worrying . There are deep rutted tracks in areas that didnt even have footpaths a few years back.
Our new fish pass is under that lot lets hope it survives. There was nearly a metre of flood water on the gauge this morning if it survives this it should be ok for years...