Well the weather has certainly changed with it being one of those years that goes straight from Winter to Summer bypassing Spring.
We have had some very high temperatures over the weekend with plenty of sun, which us thankfully drying out the ground. The grass is beginning to really grow in earnest – we are going to be kept very busy with the mowers and strimmers!
Due to the poor Spring the weed in the lakes has been very slow, with it only just about to appear, this is about 3/4 weeks behind this time last year.
The warming temperatures are inducing some good buzzer hatches which the fish are feeding on, we have had a number of Alder Flys showing, all of this has meant some good surface action, with the best methods being floating lines with black buzzer, the ubiquitous blue damsel is also producing its usual good results.
We are now also beginning to see some good rises, late afternoon and in the last hour before dusk, as early Summer arrives expect the fish to move down a little on very warm sunny days. As usual in the high Summer Birch Lake with its depth and cold water flow will become favourite.
Ian Hoper will be holding another of his free tuition days on Wednesday 16th May, come along for a bit of advice.
As the day length extends don’t forget you can fish at first light or until dusk to avoid any hot weather days.
Enjoy the Summer and we look forward to seeing you on the water.
Mr Able – Brown 4lb
Mr Williamson – Rainbow 7lb 12oz