Summer has come early in Lifton and scorching temperatures with no rain to speak of mean that the rivers are currently at a very low level. Insect hatches are gradually picking up and the trout are beginning to come to life. Nymph fishing is currently producing most of the fish (with regular Mike Haines landing 26 to 9in yesterday evening, but dry flies fished in the shaded areas are also worth a cast or two.
Given two or three weeks (and ideally some rain!) we should see the onset of peak trout fishing on our rivers at The Arundell Arms.