28th December 2013


Unsurprisingly following the last 24 hrs the river is out of sorts again !! Hopefully given a dry day today things should be improved  improved in the morning .

Christmas Day 2013


Merry Christmas to all my followers and wishing you a Happy Season in 2014 .

20th December 2013


Another lift last night and the river is falling slowly once again ,  colour is ok .

19th December 2013


Clear skies following a stormy night , river peaked in the early hours and is falling slowly .

18th December 2013


Raining lightly and still mild , river has dropped a little more and the colour is good , however the wind is set to strengthen later with heavier rain .

17th December 2013


Clear skies and a bright day in prospect , river has dropped slowly overnight however the colour is good .

16th December 2013


Blue Monday and the river remains unsettled .

09th December 2013


Big river this morning and falling slowly , a dry day is forecast and its feeling very mild !!!

06th December 2013


The river is falling following a lift of water last night still very coloured .

05th December 2013



Wet and very windy !!! morning , a sharp contrast to yesterday . The picture shows a good BA grayling caught by Kris Mukerji who determinedly set himself the challenge of catching one of these elusive ladies and was rewarded with this one which fell to a dry fly pattern tied by Kris .

04th December 2013


Wednesday morning and the settled conditions continue .

02nd December 2013


A mild start to the week , however this is set to change towards the end of the week as cold air is set to blow in from the north .

26th November 2013


Another cold frosty morning , the river has fallen a few inches overnight and is running very clear .
The picture below shows Adam Westcott returning wild trout after being stripped and milked as part of a supportive breeding program on the Wharfe .


25th November 2013


Monday morning and the river is in good shape and currently running very clear .

21st November 2013


The river is settling down following a lift of water yesterday morning .

19th November 2013


Cold frosty start under clear skies ,  sunny dry day ahead .

09th November 2013


Saturday morning river remains steady and the colour is good , picture below shows a fine grayling one of five caught by David Heeley who braved the icy water yesterday .



06th November 2013


The river remains settled and very clear .

05th November 2013


There has been a lot of rain around this morning ,as at 0800 hrs its light rain , the height is good and running very clear .

04th November 2013


Frosty start and a much improved river this morning , colour is good and a dry day in prospect .


03rd November 2013


Big river this morning !!!

01st November 2013


No change this morning despite heavy showers last night .

31st October 2013


Good river this morning and running very clear .

30th October 2013


Falling river again and the colour is very clear .

28th October 2013


The river is settling following another lift last night a lot of rain around this morning so warning it could lift again . Otherwise feeling very mild and despite the height the colour is good .

27th October 2013


Bright and breezy start ,  the river is still falling slowly and the colour is very good however the forecast for later is not good and tomorrow looks very wet !

26th October 2013


Another lift of water last night and that`s now running off slowly and the colour is improving .

25th October 2013


Wet start , however the river is looking good and the colour is excellent . Wednesdays large spate has cleaned up the riverbed which is adding to the clarity even at this early hour . I don`t expect this level to last though given the rainfall at present unfortunately .

24th October 2013

Thursday morning and a misty start , the river is still high following a big lift yesterday .

22nd October 2013


River is high and rising !!

21 st October 2013


Monday morning and little change with a wet week ahead I expect the picture will change ,  currently the colour is reasonable and worth bugging !

19th October 2013


The river has dropped a little more and looks good .

18th October 2013


Good river this morning , still falling and the colour is good .

17th October 2013


River is up once more following yesterdays rainfall and is now falling .

16th October 2013


The river is in much better shape this morning and the colour is much improved , however this maybe short lived as rain is forecast later today .

15th October 2013


The river lifted last night and is falling slowly although at the moment the colour is poor , this is unfortunate as the wind that has plagued us these last few days has dropped and it feels a lot milder . Hopefully 24 hrs should hopefully see the river in shape again .


Thanks go to Nigel Dietch who sent this picture of a Grayling caught on Sunday under difficult conditions ,  on a Pheasant tail nymph at Sandholme .

12th October 2013


Unsettled windy day again river remains settled though .

11th October 2013


Breezy start once again with light drizzle .

10th October 2013


Windy day and a settled river .

09th October 2013


Brighter start and still feeling mild although set to get colder from today .

08th October 2013


Tuesday morning and the river is slightly up on yesterday otherwise still mild and overcast .