The gravel has moved about a bit . But more worrying was the bank erosion higher upstream caused by the floods. There used to be a footpath here on the bank top. There was an extra three feet of water powering down here for some weeks I am surprised the damage isnt worse,.
Although still carrying colour I hoped to find an odd grayling , The section holds a few but they are isolated and not easy to find . I intend to get the trotting gear out in the next month there is a section of river that despite many attempts I cant get near with the fly rod. I am convinced it may hold a decent shoal of fish.
Today I didnt find any Grayling only more evidence of bankside erosion. I do wonder how much the balsam infestation is helping this happen.
On the day a few of these little fellows showed up and were quickly released . So no Grayling but my it was good to get out and have a wade about . It seems like an age since I cast a line . It was just what I needed.
Roll on the start of the Trout season. At least this has got the new year rolling. Tight lines to you all.