Saturday, 29 April 2017

April afternoon on the Wellow

Spent pleasant afternoon on Wellow today with Red. Cooler but bright with still no significant rain since the season started. The water was low but not as low as the Chew with a cloudy tinge. Lots of algae coating the nymph also suggested that the quality was not perhaps what it should be. I guess with less water in the system concentrations of nitrates are higher. Still the fish were feeding but very wary. It was case of trying to make the first or second cast count as rises quickly disappeared even with the stealthiest of approaches. Grannom and the odd Yellow May coming off. I caught about half a dozen beautifully marked wild trout mainly on the nymph but a couple on the dry.


Kingfisher very active between the high banks. Dipper and Grey Wagtail also made an appearance. Without doubt one of the most beautiful streams in the Avon catchment.

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