Thankfully the bitter cold weather has gone now.
The remaining patches of snow where slowly melting as the temperatures climbed
to a more comfortable range.
The upturn in temperatures made me decide to try and get the first fish of the
season although it would be very tough to catch anything so early in the season.

The spots that normally teemed with fish where empty but the sight of two carp
scurrying in the shallow streambed showed that at least some fish where active.
As I could not spot any fish in the relative clear water I figured I had to fish the
deep pools near the streambed to have some chance of succses.

After trial and error the combination of two nymphs fished deep resulted in several
dace and roach with as icing on the cake an off-season brown trout.

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