With half the day left we decided to try another venue and Willersley was the chosen destination, so off we went again.
Arriving at Willersley we quickly realised not only were there no rises, but no Mayfly either.
We had to except this was a strange day in Derbyshire and nothing was going to add up. Slogging my way upstream through the fast flows I did manage a few nice trout all in fine form like the 14 inch brownie below, which put a smile on my face. We met another member of the Fyforums who came for a chinwag called Garth. He came over a nice chap and I'm sure we'll chat again. Down to his experience at this venue he managed to catch fish, but confirmed things were not as he expected today either. Other than tempting a fish to come up through the fastwater with my Balloon Caddis, this beautiful sunny day in June would have gone down as a bleak days fishing. You can't always get what you want but if you try sometimes you get what you need - wise words indeed.