For the first time in a very long time (must be years), I managed to get an early morning session in on the Avon. The last time I did this, the fishing was excellent and well worth getting up before dawn. Not so today, yesterdays heavy rain must have chilled the river a bit because the trout just weren’t feeding. I saw one, thats it and even that one seemed dormant. No rises either, even the Grayling seemed not that interested. I saw a few rises to Caenis (not many of these about either AND I had left artificals of these at home!) and small pale wateries/spurwings. At leat the river was beautiful this morning….
I did find that the section of river below the hatches had been re-opened after all of last years damage, I walked it, looked at it but did fish much of it. Very few if any fish moving and most of it is very over grown and I couldn’t get at the river.
I did manage a couple of Grayling above the hatches with one nice sized one and few refusals in the end. Mostly on Pale Watery parachute dries.