Week Commencing 31st August.

The river is getting very low which is not helping the catches, we could do with a rise to stir things up. There is some heavy rain forecast for Tuesday evening, but I don’t think it will be enough. The tides have peaked and there will be no new water till the weekend. Although the leaves are still on the trees there is definitely an autumnal feel especially in the early mornings. I found these mushrooms whilst out and about but realise I do not know enough to risk eating them, they are certainly not “button” size.

Field mushroom? Autumn’s mellow fruitfulness.



Catches, most beats are ticking over, Monday appeared to be a good day towards the bottom of the river but things slowed again as the week progressed.

Not a great week for photos but as usual Neil and Fiona make the effort to send me some.

Neil Borthwick Carron.

Fiona Brodie Carron.

Neil again.

Neil, cock fish in its autumn colours.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Olivier Devictor at 9:09 pm

    This mushroom is called a lepiote or a common parasol
    It is edible but I would need further photographs mainly of the stem and base for a thorough identification before eating it virtually !
    it;s a delicacy in France

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