March 2011

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There are a select number of masochistic fly anglers who head out to frigid rivers in mid March hoping for olives and rising trout. I’m not one of them (this year anyway). However, plans are afoot for the coming weekend as we go past the ‘real’ starting day, April 1st. In the meantime, there was some nice soft light this evening, but a fairly bracing chill to the air. Pleasant enough, however, for a quick stroll to stretch the legs.

Quiet times on Tamanawis of late. With the new season coming, however, things are sure to get more busy. In the mean time, a nice story on the BBC today about pearl mussel conservation in Northumberland. I’ve never come across any freshwater mussels whilst out fishing, but I’ll be sure to pay attention this season.