Bright conditions, a cool north wind, very low and clear water, not the sort of conditions that you would organise for a day’s fishing, even if you could. But sometimes when you arrive at a water, having seen that scenario many times before and had the experience of what the day is to bring, it is not always so.
It is always a little embarrassing when a statement is made, “that these are not the ideal conditions for good fishing today, but we’ll give it a go”! A trout just over a pound (maybe it is just a one off).
Well done Stuart (another non-fly fisherman brought over to the dark side) and I enjoyed your company, a good day out and a great result, five nice trout in superb surroundings, but do not think it is always that easy every time!