There have been times this week it has felt more like late March or early April with temperatures at times exceeding 10c.
Watching hatches of flies and free rising trout in January doesn't seem right
Now it is not unusual to get short periods of warm weather during winter, but this winter has been one of the mildest in living memory. While it may be nice for our early season anglers not having to concern themselves with endless layers of clothing or waiting for a break from the snow and hail showers and generally battling the cold winter winds I do wonder if any sign of winter will arrive.
Still no sign of the first fresh salmon of 2020. In recent years mid to late February is the window we would expect our first fish.