March 22-23

Contributed by Brian Kirkwood (24.03.2003)

River extremely low for March and gin clear. Fished from Warcop bridge to Musgrave Bridge, nymph and wet fly upstream but did not move a fish anywhre. Observed quite a few fish moving in small shoals (4 or 5 fish), all were 1lb plus none were feeding. Parked at A685 roadbridge and walked the beach downstream to the Eden, saw several fish on the fin again, all well over the 1lb. mark. Rose one fish (over 2lb.) on a waterhen bloa, but lost it in some tree roots.