Saturday afternoon saw us with a busy beat, and water conditions nearly perfect. After Fridays success, of course Jim Crawford and I took a turn through Otterstone. Enjoyable as the afternoon sun was, more enjoyable was a savage take on a skullhead cascade tube half an hour in.

Hopes were quickly dashed when despite the strength of the pull the fish didn’t remain hooked. The eternal optimism of the salmon fisherman kicked in and we continued in Otterstone – and half an hour later patience was rewarded by a take on a Vision 110 western clown. A short contest this time, as Jim landed a cracking 13lber, quickly returned in fine fettle to carry on it’s way, and Jim has some bragging rights with such an early springer!

We’re raring to go for the week to come – if you’d like to join us there are rods available, just email bookings@fishdalguise.co.uk or call on 07801 226497.