As I drove north so the clouds cleared and finally the sun came out. There it has stayed. I have not seen a cloud since about half way up the motorway on the weekend! We have an excellent party of seven rods for the first part of the week, some new and some repeaters from last year. They have all been in good spirits even as the hope of actually catching fish has faded with the ever present sun.
The good news is that they have done what they have come to do which is learn to spey cast better, to be able to cope with different situations on different sides of the river etc.
On Tuesday evening, another beautiful evening, Alan Maughan (the qualified instructor) and I drove along the river to watch how everyone was doing. We had had an early dinner and the majority went out again. They were all fishing considerably better than they had on Monday morning. Guest Alan had hardly used a double-hander and yet there he was casting away, putting a good line out across the Dee. A fish was caught in the dark! A pretty nice sea trout!