(Last updated: Thursday 9th May)
As we progress into May and provided the temperatures not only begin to climb but they also get a bit more stable there should be an improvement in the afternoon hatches with blue duns and olive uprights coming off. This should be enough to get the larger trout rising consistently and as we reach the end of May the evening rise should begin.
Sea trout numbers in the river should increase over the course of this month and again provided things start to warm up a bit it will be worth a go in the evening with the fly towards the end of the month. Two seasons ago there was a good run of late spring or early summer salmon depending on your point of view. These fish came into the river towards the end of May and into June and provided we have the water there is no reason why this couldn't happen again, last season there were good numbers of salmon coming into the Annan during good water in June with the peak of that run happening during July.
This Saturday the River Annan Trust will be holding another one of its trout days. The meeting place is the Cafe 91 in Lockerbie at 8.30am. For any more details contact Nick or Michael on 01576 470600 or visit the River Annan Trust website www.riverannan.org