The river was not too bad when I arrived, higher than normal and a bit of colour to it so I tackled up and headed downstream in search of my prey.
It wasnt long until I encountered my first fish a small trout in tip top condition, closely followed by another 3, all from the same patch of water.
Moving downstream away from the trout a couple of small grayling came on the scene, but it was slow going but certainly better than working thats for sure.
I sat and watched as I seen a few olives hatching off the water, followed by a few more, a hatch had started in the early morning sun.
I stood and watched as a few small fish started coming up for them but not in any great numbers or I would have switched to dry fly for some fun.
Moving downstream into the broader part of the river below the old mill when I started picking off a few more small Grayling.
Just as I got to the bottom of the stretch the line went taught and something started pulling back a little more than the rest.
Just short of the falls on this particular stretch which is popular with walkers and sightseers I decided to turn and head back upstream away from the populated part of the river for some peace & quiet again.
Stumbling across a few waxcaps which were out in the wet woods.
With nothing else playing I decided to head back to the car and call it a morning, as I wanted to get home for a delivery in the afternoon.
As I walked along the path at the side of the wall I came across a large holly bush covered in berries, so took a few moments to organise a photograph which I will end this post with.
Getting back home the delivery I was waiting on had come early and was left in a safe place which I was relieved at, I hate trying to organise a revisit after they have taken the item back to the depot.
The item being delivered was a new 10ft 3# rod which I finally tracked down after a couple of months of looking around for it, thinking it may no longer be available and I had tried out the rod on a recent rod trip to Scotland as a friend fishes with one and he also confirmed I maybe out of luck as he hadn't seen one either.
Thankfully though after another friend's steer the other night that particular rod is now in my possession.