With the Welsh border reopening last week, I was very keen to take advantage of the near perfect river height and semi settled weather, and to target some of the River Dee’s spectacular Grayling.
It would also give me the opportunity to survey the inevitable changes that occur every winter when the river floods.
Although there has been very little surface activity on my recent visits, the Grayling were happy to take a well presented dry fly when the wind dropped. When it was too windy, a nymph was put to good use in all the new spots and it too brought some beautiful Grayling to my net.
This was the Welsh Dee at its very best and I can honestly say that I was delighted to again be allowed to fish this fantastic river.