April 1st

Well without doubt this is the coldest April 1st I have had to endure since I joined the Club in 1986! But it was dry and the river is in excellent condition…

I tried a sheltered spot, but nothing was moving or hatching. John Aplin came along and we headed up to the River Cerne to find some shelter, but I was waving the white flag after 20 minutes battling with the wind!!


Back to the main river and reluctantly tied on a small goldhead, landed three out of season grayling and the first trout of the 2013 season…


I bumped into Rob A. as I was leaving and spotted a few cars dotted about – I hope you all had better success than me….