We are promised a lot of rain over the next 24 hours so with luck the river should return to decent fishing conditions by the weekend. There were certainly a lot of fish rising in the Garden pool this morning and a drop more water should see these disperse a bit.
A couple of days ago I mentioned a surprise visitor to the Tarn. It has taken a while to work out exactly what it was as Mike who saw it did not at first believe what he saw. Having now made a few enquiries of those who know about these things we can say with a degree of certainty that Mike saw an osprey visiting the Tarn probably prospecting a meal. These raptors are early migrators and the Tarn visitor was probably a young bird on migration so it may not be seen here again.
Being he size of a well-grown buzzard it could just about manage the 10lb plus rainbows that Ian W landed in the week.Ian has now sent me he photo below as evidence that he was not suffering from sun stroke. Just for comparison, the tail of the fish in the upper right corner is a standard 2lb rainbow.