March the first sees salmon fishing opening on the Tamar system, with sea trout on the third and trout on the fifteenth of the month. Dog's Mercury, Purple Toothwort and Kingcups are already flowering on the river banks. Herons and egrets are fishing the weir at Polson, along with a pair of kingfishers, and for the first time ever an oyster-catcher was on Tinhay Lake.
Grannom were hatching on the Tamar yesterday, Large Dark Olives any day now. Fresh otter tracks everywhere along the margins - I am sure he will leave a few fish for us. Plenty of water in our rivers, but low enough for some nice grayling to be caught on nymphs.