I'd had it in my head for the two weeks leading up to the start of the 2013 season that I'd kick things off with a session on the River Eamont. Don't ask me why, I don't know, maybe because I'd had my final session of the 2012 Trout season on the Eamont - I do things like that sometimes.
Opening day (15th March) dawned very wet and miserable and I must admit, I was waivering. We're very lucky to have so much choice in this area and it did cross my mind to go somewhere else or even give in to the rain and not bother, but, the Eamont was in my head and that's where I had to go.
The morning's rain was beginning to have an effect on the river by the time I arrived, it was rising very slowly, not a massive problem on a previously very low river. It was just fishable but colouring up so I wouldn't get long before it was too dirty to fish.
My first session of 2013 had lasted two hours - short, but very sweet !