October 3, 2017 - Frost!
It was 35 degrees this morning when I took our beagle out for our early morning walk - and by the time we reached the meadows there was a heavy frost. I was happy to see it, as it seems that the slow periods of fishing in early autumn, especially during times of low water, are often sparked by rising fish after the first heavy frost. Sure enough, when we got to the river I saw several good rises, one after another, thought could not see what the fish were rising to. Later that morning we drove across the Hazel bridge and saw a few fly fishers in the stream - one with what appeared to be a good fish on!