At last some cooler weather for a fish… Arrived on the Upper Water to be greeted by the appearance of this yellow may dun, closely followed by three mayfly!! That is all I saw, but I would recommend that you start carrying a few mayfly patterns – just in case!

Yellow May Dun

The wind made conditions difficult, but in the more sheltered spots there where fish feeding on the last few hatching grannom & pale wateries. Once again I caught several grayling on the dry and if your wondering which fly – it was a GRHE!

NOTE: After checking my fishing diaries, the mayfly are bang on time and the hatch will now slowly build over the coming weeks…