Mon 14th May
A gorgeous day saw me visit Gamallt, There were tiny midge hatching and the trout were rising to them until 10.00 am.
My 1st Cog (Claret Dun) of the year came sailing past me like a little Yaught only to be gobbled up some 10 feet from me.
Quick change of fly to the IBD and away we go for hopefully the next 3 weeks.
It took the fish some time to get really into them, as if they were not tuned in as yet, I`m convinced that this was the Cog`s 1st day of hatching for they were not out on Friday.
Anyhow by 1.00 pm any that landed on the water did not get very far.
The hatch ended quite abruptly at 2.00 pm and I had caught 7 nice trout. A very nice day indeed.
Wed 16th May.
I was up early to the lake with a friend, the tiny midge was still hatching and I managed 1 trout on a size 20 midge imitation of my own, I was pretty pleased.
It was a totaly different day, overcast, windy and pretty cold for a May day. The mist came down and we couldn`t see across the lake.
The Cog was none existent until a crack appeared and the sun just broke through the mist for an hour. The Cog responded and gave us an hour of sport with 2 fish each. It was very hard to tempt them off the real thing today. The migre hatch dwindled to a stop by 1.30 pm.
Fri 18th May.
An early start for our visit to the 9 mile lake and a rise to 2000 ft.
It was a lovely sunny day and warm but there was that chill still on the wind. Not a lot of movement fish wise but there were the odd cracker smuting at that tiny black midge. I checked under a few stones and the Cog Nymph was very active indeed, so even though they were not out today its only a matter of days now. We both had half offers but blanked for the day. But what a place to blank, beautiful.
Sat 19th May.
Back to Gamallt and as previous days the midge was moving fish, caught 1 on my size 20 imitation, which was very pleasing indeed.
Sure enough as the morning moved on the sailing ships started passing us and the fish to full advantage. I managed 6 for the day and my guest took 3. Another great day in heaven on earth.
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