A tiny smattering of rain

20180717_112340.jpgLight 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.

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2 thoughts on “A tiny smattering of rain

  1. “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.” Wretched stuff Henry, but a lovely, descriptive piece of writing! You could have substituted central for southern, and New Brunswick for Scotland, and you would have been just as correct. A massive cold front full of scary thunderstorms dropped one tenth of an inch on the Miramichi’s headwaters today…

    1. Thank you Brad, and for the NB update. Still trying. Had a look at Casteldykes which is the tidal section below Dumfries town yesterday. All quiet, but below the Whitesands caul upstream silver finnock were jumping, many of them which was encouraging at least.

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