Its been a much quieter week with rather less rain than we had in December. The river remains high though and was looking in spanking form when I met a prospective new member on Sunday morning. We are promised a spell of much colder weather and the fells this morning are already dusted with snow. We could really do with a cold snap to kill off the bugs, allow the river to cool and quieten to encourage trout egg development and give us all a break from the persistent wet.
I understand that at least one member has had his home trashed by the floods. Our thoughts are with David and his family at such a difficult and disruptive time. I do hope that his life returns to some semblance of normality in the not too distant future.
We are planning a river walk on 20 February to look at maintenance jobs on the fishery. I believe that bacon butties at the lodge may be available. This will be a great opportunity for newer members to meet others and to get some tips on fishing this challenging river.
Just eight weeks to go now until the new season.