Like a sea trout

Have managed to get a few sessions in since opening day including one on the Piddle where despite low levels and bright sunshine had around a dozen fish on the dry, all small fish with a couple around 10oz. Had very good sport at the end of April on the hawthorn including two nice grayling but only in a very localised area. Fished the lower water the second week in May where a steady hatch of mayfly started mid afternoon and managed to land several fish including one of 2lbs.

My last session yesterday (Friday) was hampered by very blustery down-stream winds but still managed to pick up a good number of fish on the mayfly, although there was not as good a hatch as the week before. I had two very nice fish yesterday, both just under 18” long; one at 2lb 4oz and the other 2lb 5oz. The smaller one especially gave a tremendous fight by leaping high in to the air over and over like a sea trout. Both fish were returned.

Hope to have another session next week, preferably without the strong winds!