Another early outing over the border in bright conditions.
We have a drought in spring for the third year and the stream is at it’s lowest flow possible.
The perdigon yielded the first trout of the day while the squirmy pulled a small perch from under the tree roots.
Trout nr. 2 got away and since I spotted another angler near the spot I fished I moved to a quieter place.
At the spot where I had seen several trout last week I encountered only
The stream was so shallow that I had the notion that any trout would take off the moment my dry fly would land on the water.
The deeper pools that once existed had been filled in with sand in winter when there was longer period with high water.
While walking on the high banks I spotted a trout running for cover insome brushwork.
Since the fish was surface feeding I moved down to the water and found
a spot where I could make a proper cast.
I waited a while and observed dace starting to feed on top.
Something larger lunged at a mayfly flying over the water so I knew the
trout was also surface feeding.
It took a few casts to drop the mayfly at the right spot but then it was an
The shortage of water made visiting spots further upstream rather pointless so I went for an early lunch.
The pub’s beergarden was crowded as the weather was warm and sunny.
I had the porkchops with mushrooms today and for dessert the strawberry cake with plenty of cream.
I am afraid this year could be the year that the stream runs dry if it does
not start to rain sometime.