Well the holiday in Tenerife which was meant to be a week turned out to be two due to the Volcanic ash cloud. It wasn't all bad the holiday company put us up in a 4 star hotel, half board....and we had an extra week of some real sunshine!
The first thing that we noticed on our return was that spring had definitely sprung, the trees were green and the grass in the back garden was in desperate need of a cut. With a few days off in May, I managed a pass from the missus one afternoon and headed down to Dovedale for a 2 hour session.
It had been quite warm in the morning but by the time I arrived at the river it had clouded over and the temperature had dropped to 9 degrees, with a northernly wind. I knew the fishing was going to be hard...but it was better than not going at all. On went the duo and I dropped into the river fishing all the way up to the stepping stones. The water was gin clear and the river seemed quite low.
There were no fish rising and the usual spots seemed devoid of fish, but I did hook into three fish, but just couldn't seem to keep them on for more than a few seconds. An enjoyable afternoon but lets hope the weather warms up soon and gets the fish rising!