After extending our congratulations to John A who became a grandfather for the tenth time our intrepid band headed for the river. It was very cold, around freezing, and it was not long before we all had ice on the rod guides. The fishing was for the most part sporadic in the early morning. As the sun got up and the ice melted the insects started to hatch and the fishing picked up and we broke for lunch with a decent haul.
The weather was so nice at lunch that Peter H commented it was just like summer – well an Irish one at any rate.
The river was very low and size 16 nymphs with 2-2.5 mm beads were most successful they gave the best balance between getting down to the bottom and not always snagging on weed.
We finished the day with over 70 fish so a very successful day out.