Kirkby Stephen and District Angling Association

March 29-30

Contributed by Brian Kirkwood (30.03.2003)

Walked thr river over two days, various locations. Took a rod with a dry fly on but never moved a fish! Quite a few fish were seen (again big) but none were observed to be feeding. Met two viiting anglers on joint water but they had had no success either. On all occasions there was a hatch of large dark olives around 10am, but I saw no fish rising. The weather was warm again (but a frost at night) and very bright. One observation of note was the amount of butterflies on the wing in mid-March, mainly Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood.