Friday, 8 January 2010

Minus Sixteen!

That's what it said on my temperature gauge in the car this morning as I left home. This is really beginning to have an effect on the rivers in the catchment. In many places the Upper Eden is two thirds frozen and some of the minor tribs like the Lyvennet and Lieth are bank to bank ice...... I really didn't think I would ever witness scenes like this on a UK river. I have seen pictures of lower river beats with large sheets of ice moving slowly through them, in scenes more akin to what you'd expect on a central European river. We have now had snow on the ground for 3 weeks.

Summer dry fly fishing the evening rise seems an awful long way away!