I went down to New Inn first thing this morning and cut up the tree wedged under New Inn bridge. Most of the brash went down river on the flood that was still running. The larger logs are stacked under the west arch on the gravel bank and will go with the next full spate unless someone takes them for firewood. A really fun job, but I could have done without the audience standing on the footbridge making smart-ass comments.
The river really is in stunning form. Just a touch of colour, cold and fast flowing. Perfect for growing trout and for salmon seeking out the spawning gravels. It really is odd that so few members fish the river especially when conditions are so good.
Those planning to fish the Tarn next week should be aware that the cobbles on Newhouses ford are being reset starting on Monday. Contractors have told me that they will maintain access at all times, but expect some minor inconvenience until Thursday.
Whilst on the subject of the Tarn we are stocking for the last time this season next Saturday. Fish should arrive at around 10 am so it’s best to give the new arrivals a while to settle down before fishing.