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July has seen a mix of fishing conditions, with a couple of good days had out on the lower reaches of an inflowing river and then a couple of really quiet days with no fish landed and very limited opportunities.
On the good days we were lucky enough to find a couple of groups of rainbow trout in pools, which made for good fun, and we did find several browns but they were not the easiest of fish to get to eat our flies. On the tough days we saw very few fish, and they were not feeding or interested at all. The lake margin fishing has been poor, with high lake levels making the fish feeding zones too deep for us to access. The river mouth drop offs have also been inaccessible due to the rip being too deep and not defined enough to concentrate the fish.
On the upside, August sees fish becoming more active, with Browns feeding up after spawning, and rainbows looking to move towards river mouths to run up in October.
Make the best of the snow, and summer will be here soon enough!
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