Upper Floors - Monday 10th Feb, the river 3'1" as usual, but again not a bad colour. A strong wind. Nothing caught.
Tuesday - 2'6" and a good colour, but again a strong wind to contend with. Richie got a cracking 13lb fresh fish from the Slates, and I got a cracker at the New Stream at 8lb, dripping in sea lice. When you see springers in this condition there really is nothing like it !!! A great prize and an honour to catch. For years I have said I much prefer the spring - by hell you catch less but by hell they beat back end fish hands down!
Wednesday - 2'1" and getting down to a better height now, but forecast not good. A nice day, but cold. Not a pull.
Thursday - 4'6" and filthy! A wild day and very cold. Just got on with some jobs. We got some overhanging branches/trees which were hanging over the Slates and have been for a few years now - made casting in high water almost impossible, so they've got the chop! What a difference this will make now - lot of branches left to clear and tidy up. Job done!
Friday - 3'2" and a grey colour. Very, very windy. The morning was nice enough to be out in, but the afternoon was bloody hellish! We got soaked through by rain and east wind - the worst you can be out in. No fish caught and glad to get home!
Saturday - 4'3" and chocolate brown with branches and rubbish coming down. No fishing today - so an early weekend!