This was the first fish and proved to be the best of the day a few more tiny grayling and several small brownies came in the next two hours but there was nothing of note only small grayling pristine in their steel grey chain mail coats . Along with the grayling were a good few out of season brown trout still obviousley feeding . I guess the lack of seriously cold weather has allowed them to stay so active.
As I walked back to the car a flash of colour caught my eye. The autumn mild weather has fooled a cherry tree to share its blossom. Another sign of what this strange weather has done . In the last week I have seen the buds on willow and horse chestnut swelling and bursting and catkins appearing.When real winter weather appears these will receive a real shock.