4 April – Top Beat

I was keen to get back on the river, the weather forecast looked OK and the river level had dropped. I got to Beat A about 11:30am and it looked just fishable, coloured and a bit above normal level. I started at the Monster Pool and spent quite a while working a black nymph around the pool but no takes.


The Monster Pool

I wandered up above the bridge, past the wood and as far as I could walk before I encountered a fence and hedge. It looks good in the wood and beyond, I will return.

An Oak tree had been broken at the roots by Storm Kate.


I had a chat with the Keeper, he said that the level is lower than expected because someone left the sluice open. I hope the rain stays away until Thursday.