March 1, heralds opening day for trout fishing on many of the rivers in and around our district. As part of my anticipation of this I have been out checking the river levels over the last three weeks or so.

As it happened, it was the perfect antidote to the seemingly endless ranting and ravings the general election generated in all our broadcast media. As part of my annual preparations for opening day, I like to walk the river to in order to see what changes the ravages of winter storms and flooding have made.

Each winter creates its own unique changes so it’s good to be aware of these especially if you are planning to do some wading. Equally important is to see where new pools have been created and to make a mental note for days when summer river levels begin to kick in…

Leitrim Observer 06/03/2016 Read the full article ‘March 1, heralds start of Trout season’