AD from Richmond had 10 trout on a dry fly from Abernant, MT from Sutton had 8 trout to 1.25 pounds from Chainbridge, while GJ from Sevenoaks had 11 from Llyn Bugeilyn using a Diawl Bach and Coch y Bonddu.
Next day, MN from Bristol was out on the Usk again at Fenni Fach, where he took 15 trout although his day was spoiled by illegal canoeists who insisted in paddling through.
BP from Pembridge fished the Lugg at Litton the following day and had 9 small trout on a Mayfly Emerger.
DM and SW from Hereford fished the Wye at Craig Llyn for 25 trout by various methods.
The Lugg with its well-charged spring was one exception which kept on running at a good level.PB of Gloucester with a friend fished the Irfon at Cefnllysgwynne and caught 10 trout up to 15 inches on dries.By now the Irfon, which I think varies in height more drastically than any of our streams, quick to respond to rain or drought, was very low indeed.GW from Bromsgrove had 15 at Lyepole, mostly with a nymph fished New Zealand-style.JM from London had 7 on dries from the Dore at Chanstone Court, while DR had 6 during a mayfly hatch at Abbeydore.The boat, he reported was, well…just about OK if somewhat battered, but altogether it was a lovely day in the wilds.Meanwhile MD from Walton-on-Thames had some problems with the upper part of the Llynfi Dulas middle beat, which he thought was overgrown and needed a prune.Beautiful as it is, this is a place of distinctly odd contrasts, at least at certain times.On the one side there are grazing cows, mellow farm buildings and all the rural glories of the peaceful Golden Valley, overlooked for centuries by the mediaeval abbey.I sympathise with that, although I might point out there is a worse experience you can have.Suffice it to say never, ever, make the mistake of relieving yourself against an electric fence. On the 5th, HC from Wales had 9 trout from Llyn Bugeilyn using a Black Gnat and a Diawl Bach.