As ever, the start of the season is greeted with new plans and renewed optimism. This year, however, I may be taking a lease on another beat with a view to running it as a small syndicate with some limited day tickets.
There are couple of stretches I'm looking at so I'm optimistic a deal may be done with one of them. They are two quite different stretches. I have fished one of them over the past seasons but from the opposite bank. The other is further up stream by a few miles and is likely to be better as a brown trout fishery than the lower beats but I'd imagine isn't quite so good for the Salmon until later in the year.