31st October 2012

River slightly up on yesterday however the colour is still good , no sign of rain yet ! but it is breezy .

30th October 2012

A much better picture this morning and the colour is good , outlook for tonight is not good though so this could change .

29th October 2012

The picture shows the result following a wet Sunday yesterday .

26th October 2012

Friday morning and the river remains settled following a dry week and the outlook is good for the weekend , although feeling colder .

25th October 2012

Thursday morning and as you can see no change on yesterday ,  the picture below shows a fine Hen Grayling on its way back after falling foul of a dry fly presented by my friend Jim Curry just one of half a dozen he caught , targeting rising fish .

23rd October 2012

Tuesday morning 08.15 hrs .

22nd October 2012

Monday morning and a settled start to the week following a dry bright weekend .

17th October 2012

Dark wet morning ! Rain is moving slowly north and hopefully brightening up later , I expect the river to rise again currently the level is good ,

16th October 2012

Tuesday morning and the  river is rising slowly .

15th October 2012

Monday morning and all is good and settled following a dry weekend .

13th October 2012

Saturday morning and the river has settled well and the colour is good .

12th October 2012

Friday morning and as suspected the heavy rain last night has raised the level once more and the colour is not good , the rain has drifted north and hopefully with a dry day today we`ll see a better picture for the weekend .

11th October 2012

Thursday morning and with heavy rain forecast to arrive later today , tomorrow's picture could show a change to the settled levels we`ve enjoyed this week .

10th October 2012

Wednesday morning and the river remains settled , the pictures below show electro fishing being carried out on Barden Beck yesterday morning . The netful of trout shows a small sample of the fish caught in a 50 metre section , showing a good range in age groups .

08th October 2012

Monday morning and following another dry day yesterday the river is in good order after what has seemed an age !!! A crisp autumnal edge to the morning and a bright dry day ahead .

07th October 2012

Sunday morning and the river continues to settle , currently the colour is very clear and the level is good , A frosty start with a  cloudless sky .

06th October 2012

Saturday morning and  the river remains above normal and the colour has improved , hopefully a dry day ahead so I expect this picture to improve .

05th October 2012

Friday morning and the river continues to fall slowly however the height is now manageable and importantly the colour is good and is suitable for the fly .

04th October 2012

Thursday morning and the river is up although falling slowly ,  and the colour has improved alot .

03rd October 2012

The picture above says it all ! Big river once again .

However on a more positive note I was fortunate enough to observe a team from Hull University carrying out an electro fishing survey on one of our Feeder streams yesterday on behalf of the Environment Agency . The survey was carried out on three 50 metre lengths on the stream and the results were extremely encouraging with a total of 70 fish in one 50m section , predominately 0+ to 3+ age group showing very good recruitment in this small beck . Two further becks are to be surveyed and we shall recieve a copy of the results once completed , as you can see the fish were all in good condition .

02nd October 2012

Once again as a result of another lift during the night the level remains high and the colour is poor .

01st October 2012

Following a day of rain yesterday that lifted the level once again , the river is currently falling slowly .