There is always plenty of work to do on the rivers in preparation for the encroaching season. The Wild Trout Trust manual for habitat improvement is very keen on the installation of large woody debris, but we think this may be going a little too far. Hopefully the offending ash tree will not be in one of the best trout pools on the Tamar by the time serious fishing is under way.
David and Alex have already done some trimming on the Lyd, and as soon as conditions are suitable they will be making forays into Cornwall and working on the Ottery. Dartmoor lies under a blanket of snow this morning, with more to come over the weekend, but the snowdrops are out and a cock blackbird is singing his heart out in the hotel garden.