April 1st 2008

Woke to a overcast, misty & windy day, thankfully by 10am the sun was out and it turned into a wonderful warm spring day, unfortunately it was still very windy.

Started off on the River Cerne and caught this wonderful trout from the second pool that I fished and then slightly large fish from between a weed bed on a nice run. The odd grannom was now hatching and both fish were caught on my new grannom pattern.

First of the year

Had my traditional opening day chat with John Aplin, during which the wind increased and it felt quite cold, time to find shelter on the main river. I fished on at Whitfield Hatches and caught another three trout and four grayling, all rising fish fish to the hatching grannom – a great April 1st fishing trip.. Was there anyone else out?

Whitfield Hatches