Brief Respite to Continous Rain

Last week saw a brief respite to the continuous rain with the SRT gauge actually dropping below 2ft for a couple of days although it is back up there again today.

The lower water, in reality at a high March level, lead to fish being met in the lower river and a number were successfully landed.

The cream of the crop was this mid/high teens fish landed after a 35-minute fight early on Friday. The angler had to wade out to an island to get it in. Landing the beauty in high water was some performance in what is normally one of the fastest-flowing pools on the river. Hapilly the fish swam off after a long rest and the angler was still able to be at his desk before 9.30 am.

This picture of the tail gives you a better feeling of its size