Today was the first day of the new season , spoilt for choice i couldn't decide which river to do, but opted in the end for my local, which i knew had turned the corner into spring with the numbers of fish rising.
Had a few things to do first , walk the dog and pick up a parcel but i was on the river by 12pm. it was a cold start with some light mist and a light wind , which was strong enough to be troublesome at times casting a dry fly upstream. While waiting on a hatch or rise to materialise, i fished a couple of runs with the nymphs unsuccessfully, then stumbled across a few risers in the tail of a pool.
despite the mild winter, many fish are still coming into condition. It was now 12:30 , things were starting to happen
No monsters but good to get back in the groove, i packed in at 4:30pm fairly tired but contented.