However this weekend its different, the rivers are open again in Yorkshire but as usual have been in fine fettle all week measuring 0.30m on the gauges but as always after the Friday night downpour the rivers rose beyond fishable levels to 1.03m so that was it there was no opening day on my normal river up the Dale so I had to go slightly further afield to a bigger river in the hope of some fish. The river as predicted was higher than normal and carrying a bit of colour.
I turned up just before 10am and sat & watched for any signs of life before deciding what plan of action to undertake, with nothing moving I opted for the olive nymphs that I had tied up last night just in case they were required.
beaded olive nymphs #16
coupled with a couple of droppers with spiders attached I made my way towards the bottom of the beat where I wanted to start.
As I approached the wood I could smell the aroma of the wild garlic, completely carpeting the floor of the wood.
The newly formed fungi still dripping with moisture