I wanted to fish the Douglas which is some way away so decided to look at Eagley Brook on the way and found it running clear. Carried on to the higher Douglas and it look OK so I went to my normal spot much further down river.
It was so thick above the foot bridge I could not get in to fish so I had to go down stream. I caught a small brown in the pool above which turned out to be my only fish.
Not much chance of getting in here.
The weed in lots of places makes fishing anything except dry fly almost impossible.
The Balsam everywhere.
I did mention the rain didn't I.
I have been asking for the rain for several weeks can't really complain now that it has arrived.