The day dawned cold and frosty as we cleared the ice from our cars. Moving south to Wherwell it warmed up and there was only a light frost on arrival. After tackling up we discussed tactics for the day. Paul declared he would not be using egg flies at which point the sun broke through and began to warm the day. It could just have been coincidence or the fishing gods recognising a sinner's repentance. The morning action was steady with the best tactic being a heavy nymph and we soon all caught some fish. Geoff was enjoying his first visit to this beat and he had soon found the hotspots.
The afternoon was productive but about 3pm the fish went off the feed and we wound our weary way home. A few rises were spotted in the afternoon and New Zealand style also yielded results.
All in all we caught about 60 fish spread throughout the river - a nice end to a good season.