Dries and Hoppers

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Despite a roasting sun and in a light West wind that veered South by late afternoon, The Watch provided some excellent fishing to the dries and hoppers today. Black and claret on sizes ranging from 12s to 18s were the most effective. My boat partner and I had 14 fish to the boat, another boat had 8 fish and bank rods scored quite well also. Fish rose well in the morning, there was a quiet spell around lunchtime, and from 2.30pm onwards plenty of feeding fish dimpled all over the reservoir. Midge were on the water all day and later in the afternoon, sedge appeared.
Yesterday, a boat angler reported having 20 rainbows to the net on a mixture of dries and blobs.

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