Having missed Winter and Spring, it was a little weird to be fishing in the toughest Summer conditions on only my third visit to a river this year.
I’m not complaining mind you as I know many of you are still unable to get to the rivers you love so when you can, here’s what you can expect.
Searing heat, ultra low crystal clear waters, a general public that has adopted a “what the hell” approach to social distancing and of course the absolute privilege of being able to stand by or in a river with the possibility of catching a fish.
I spent very little time actually fishing. Most of the time I walked the banks, spoke to walkers and paddlers and sat down to watch the river and it’s spectacular wildlife.
When you finally do get out, tight lines and fish safe!