Dry, then Wet…2nd May 2021

May 4, 2021

A check on the mid range weather forecast confirmed that some much needed rain was on its way. Whilst it would be very welcome, it would most definitely disrupt an already stop/start season just as the fish were becoming a little more active.

The rain was predicted to start mid afternoon and I wanted to fish some dry flies before the rivers swelled so armed only with my box of dries, I headed for the Derbyshire Wye.

 

As expected, it was a slow start but as the day and the temperature warmed, a few fish started to take flies from the surface and I enjoyed some fantastic sight fishing in the crystal clear limestone water.

The air temperature dropped around 3pm and the surface activity ceased almost immediately so it was the perfect opportunity to head back and beat the bank holiday traffic.
I was back home before 5pm and the heavens did indeed open. Perfect!

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