22nd December 2010

The big chill continues and as you can see parts of the river are now completely frozen across !

20th December 2010

The big freeze continues , and as you may see parts of the river are frozen , the slowly spinning ice wheel was found below Cats cragg !

14th November 2010

Tuesday morning and the river is in a good settled condition and running very clear . Looking ahead the forecast is for the cold weather to return as the Arctic air returns from the north east on Thursday ,and with that the risk of more snow , with the cold air lasting well into next week !

11th December 2010

Saturday morning and the green is back !! The river rose slowly yesterday as a result of the snow melt and is currently falling , weather currently feels tropical after a week of sub-zero temperatures .

29th November 2010

Monday morning and this weekends snowfall is set to stay awhile , river remains low and clear .

24th November 2010

Sharp frosty morning , river remains clear and settled .

19th November 2010

Foggy and windless start to the day . Level remains good and still continuing to run clear .

18th November 2010

River level remains good and very clear !! Traps still picking up the odd mink .

16th November 2010

Level remains good and the clarity of the water is crystal !! Fog maybe slow to clear , otherwise a good day ahead .

12th November 2010

24 hrs later and a different picture !!

11th November 2010

Following a settled day yesterday river remains at a good level and excellent colour , however today has started wet and very windy , forecast to get stronger later . Tomorrow`s picture could be different .

10th November 2010

Wednesday morning , river is falling and fishable and the weather is very settled , but forecast to deteriorate tomorrow and Friday .

08th November 2010

As you can see the large spate last week has made a few cosmetic changes , and repositioned some of the fixtures . Very windy and wet at present so I do expect the picture above to change later

04th November 2010

As the rain continues to fall , unsurprisingly the river continues to rise !! If this continues ,I can see some localised flooding later , tomorrow looks to be wet too .

03rd November 2010

As expected the heavy rain that arrived yesterday has produced a big lift , however as you can see the level has peaked overnight and has fallen .

02nd November 2010

Tuesday morning and a damp start with gusting winds , otherwise mild and a good level for fishing . With heavy rain forecast later expect the situation to change .

01st November 2010

Monday morning and the river is in good shape for those of you pondering a visit , the above visitors are not welcome and it pains me to see such a sight , which is sadly becoming more frequent .

20th October 2010

No change on yesterday , crisp morning with clear skies . Couple of pictures taken yesterday of Grayling caught in Strid Wood yesterday , persistent targeting eventually producing three fish to hand . The size 12 dark tan Kinkhammer special clearly visible .

19th October 2010

Tuesday morning and as you can see from the pictures taken at 0800 hrs , river level remains normal .

18th October 2010

Sorry no pictures today however level remains good and settled .

14th October 2010

Thursday morning and conditions are still settled , much more overcast and looks to stay that way . Pictures show two Grayling I caught yesterday both just short of 12" , both caught on a size 18 olive paradun , however in order to locate the grayling I employed a size 12 Kinkhammer Special to force a reaction , once this tactic brought an interest then I switched down to a small pattern and covered the reaction area , after a few missed rises , dogged covering of the area resulted in these two fickle ladies .

13th October 2010

Wednesday morning and settled conditions prevail , good level and colour .

12th October 2010

Level remains good and very clear , overcast with little wind at present .

11th October 2010

Monday morning and river level remains good .

07th October 2010

River condition is good , misty start disappearing fast leaving clear skies and sunshine .