17 September 2010

The arrival of better weather combined with decent water in the river brought a plethora of members and guests up to Horton to fish on Thursday and Friday.  I have yet to learn how they got on so fingers crossed for now.

We have a repeat of the predation that cursed the Tarn a couple of months ago.  Five dead fish were found at the margin.  Most were headless, but one had been stripped bare to the bone.  It's unlike mink to leave good food to waste so the culprit is, I think, a rather larger mustelid that pays us a visit from time to time. 

Water levels are falling back quickly now and the river is past its best for salmon fishing.  Still good for trout though and with rain forecast for the weekend and Monday before a return to dryer settled weather fishing should be OK early next week.


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