12 January 2016

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.

Ian

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