Fishing was not easy and we struggled to find willing trout. I saw a handful of rises but almost as if someone had flicked a light switch the rises would cease the second I moved into casting position. I lengthened my leader and tippet to 15 feet and cracked into my spool of 6x tippet and only then did I start to have some marginal success. I caught two little trout and what I think was a salmon parr. Laszlo fared a little better with three little trout and a salmon parr.
No fireworks, nothing spectacular to report but it was simply good to be back home for a little while and to have fished a stream I know well. Indeed I have fished this stream more than any other so it feels like a special place to me. I was a little disappointed to come across another angler fishing the upper section - the first angler I have come across on this stream - and when he said "the lads at my work told me to come and give this river a try" and "my mate caught 17 fish here yesterday" my heart sank a little at the thought that the secret may slowly be getting out. Oh well, that's fishing for you and nothing lasts forever.