Light showers lightly dampen the southern uplands of Scotland and water dribbles into arid burns and dissipates before it even enters the river. High pressure holds sway over the land. This is the arena of a July fishing week on the Nith.
Of course, we’ve still given it a go – there may be a stale sea trout prepared to tweak a small Donegal shrimp fly. Hopes fuelled that the five hours of light rain Sunday night/Monday morning have drawn a fish up through the turbid tidal race of Castledykes.
So far not. Closeburn riverkeeper Howard R said there are no fish. It seems this time he really may be right.