This (above) is a sight that we're not enjoying this year as we fish the River Eamont - the host of golden daffodils are nowhere to be seen, they like most things, have been slow to make an appearance this year. The Large Darks (Baetis Rhodani) remain sparse - I only saw about six today, so hardly surprising that there was no surface activity.
My favourite method - upstream nymphing, was the method for me today and although sport was slow it did produce four good fish for the session. All were quickly photographed and returned safely.
The first was 14 inches (36cm)
The second was 16 3/4 inches (43cm)
The third 15 inches (38cm)
And the fourth - this tubby 15 3/4 incher (40cm)