With the river running steady at 1m on the gauge at East Stoke the river couldn't be looking better. The winter floods have given the river bed a good clean and the runs look superb. The large inaccessible pool at the top of our beat has now been by-passed by the main river. A walk there a couple of weeks ago confirmed what i felt might have happened. The big question now is what difference will this make to the fishing on our top beat? On a positive note I would think that the fish might be spread out a little better.