High Water

John Aplin and I attempted to fish the Upper Water yesterday evening. When we viewed the river from the bridge it looked very fishable and extremely clear water.

But the flow of the water is very deceptive and we struggled to wade deeper than our knees the water was so fierce, it reminded me of the Eastern European streams I have fished. There was very little fly about and the fish we saw were all hugging the bottom, although John managed to catch two small fish on a large sedge pattern…

If any Members are going out this weekend (we think it needs at least another week before it will be truly fishable), please be very careful because the water is still very deep with a lot of damage to the banks and a few big trees down (working party being organised)