March has flown by, once spring arrives, everyone wants to go fly fishing, it’s the start of the season traditionally and the weather is improving (at least I feel better if I tell myself that some days). March saw the start of our beginners fly fishing course program for 2023. All were fully booked and we look forward now to our April dates. Lessons on the lakes were very fruitful and it’s great to see many of you returning to take your fly fishing to the next level. Later in March our river season opened and we completed our first lessons of the 2023 season on the Derbyshire Wye.
Lakes fished well to all tactics over the course of March, the variable weather has kept us on our toes, with conditions dictating what the trout wanted when. One day we were fishing buzzers and F flies on a floating line, the next it was leeches on an intermediate.
March river fishing is often sparse, it’s all about being in the right place at the right time and making the most of it. Nymph fishing is the main line of attack, with dry fly opportunities limited to the warmer moments of a day. March is always about preparing for the weeks and months to come. Talking of which, April should see a big upturn in dry fishing, especially towards the second half of the month. Want to join us? Drop us a line today!