It’s been a difficult start to the season what with the unprecidented cold spring and strong cold north or east winds and water temperatures until recently in low single figures.The river fishing has been slow so far and most days there have been few fish feeding despite good hatches of Large Dark and more recently Medium Olives, in my opinion the water has simply been too cold.  It’s only this week that the water temperature has just managed to creep up to double figures, I fished the River Nidd on Tuesday and it was a fraction over 10 degrees.  The Grannom are two weeks or more late emerging this year, I saw just two on Tuesday and have had a report of them starting to come off earlier this week further down the River Wharfe in the Huby area.  We need a period of warm settled weather to really get things going on the rivers, until that happens, at least in my opinion, the fishing will remain challenging.  Once it happens though my prediction is that the fish will really come onto the feed, they have a great deal of catching up to do and my guess is that we will be in for some spectacular sport.

 

One From The Wharfe

One From The Wharfe

The Still waters have fished a little better at least on the few warmer less windy days that we have had and clients have had some pretty good fishing at Beaver Dyke reservoir taking fish on both dry flies and buzzers.  Again a spell of warmer less windy weather is needed to really get the buzzers hatching in large numbers and to bring the fish properly on the feed.