July 22

Weather We are told this has been the driest July in England since 1935 – and of course we all experienced that record-busting day this year on the 19th July when temperatures knocked on 40C. But just pause to consider Frank Sawyer’s comments on the 1976 season of drought and heat wave: “That we got…

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June 2022

Comment on Mayfly Hatches and Catches I am sorry this report is a little late but our head statistician (the Hon Sec) has been on holiday in Portugal. (Fortunately he was able to get to and from the UK as planned, unlike other holiday travellers!) I was particularly interested to compare the June results this…

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May 2022

Half-time on the Mayfly Thank you for your very interesting comments in the May catch returns. It has been a most unusual month for several reasons. First of all, the Mayfly (danica) hatches started remarkably early: the first proper hatch was recorded on the 4th May downstream of the Gated Crossing. These then continued in…

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April 2022

Welcome to the New Season If any of you conscientiously keep a file of these monthly reports, it is worth taking a look at my report for April last year. There is a remarkable similarity in weather and water conditions: this April has produced another dry spring and quite cold weather with a frequent North…

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