I shook the dusting of snow off my wading boots and headed down river for 1:30pm . The sun made a rare appearance today and although it was cold , i could feel the heat from its rays. I sat looked at a few pools the odd olive came off but not a fin stirred i wondered if i should just sit it out , then i decided to gamble and head away a mile upstream over the brae to a familiar early season pool.
I passed a few slowish typical early season pools before arriving at the pool just after 2pm .
As i was returning the fish another fish rose almost where i took the last one, then a dog walker passed and i never saw it rise again despite allowing time for it to return to the feed and covering the general area.
I decided to head back downstream in the hope that the pools may have the odd riser, where i met a fellow angler , he hadn't seen a fish , hardly a fly , and that was pretty much it for the day. Not the most productive of fishing days , but any fish just now is a bonus.