Yesterday on Beat 2 offered level-pegging water levels pepped up by extraordinarily heavy showers.
I took this picture of the showers at their heaviest from the haven of our hut.
Perhaps I should have taken one of the stunning rainbow and sun that followed soon after.
I concentrated on Burn pool, fishing the same Park Shrimp that brought me a 10lb salmon last year but this time nothing.
So now down to Beat 3 for the famous last chance saloon that has often – well not often but you know what I mean – worked for me before.
Then down to York to see the loved ones.
Feel quite hopeful actually that in this strange salmon year something big, silver and angry may yet grab my fly in Lower Craigs or Thornybank..
Otherwise that’s it for 2014.