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This is something I've become more settled on over the past few years. It is just so much nicer fishing a summer evening, in short sleeves or a light pullover, passing a few hours.Try to erase from your mind that the Autumn is the peak salmon season - like it used to be on most rivers I fish. Something has changed.
I have spent the past 4 or 5 seasons keeping my powder (fishing budget) largely dry for the Autumn and then finding the reported conditions don't merit the drive up.
The long summer evenings of June and July are a precious commodity, and great to be out and about in - as 30 hours of continuous rain and dark, miserable sky reminded me this week!
I start to notice a difference in the evenings around the second or third week in August. After that, I would have to go earlier in the evening which I don't particularly enjoy. As the season moves into September, I really only fish if there's water that I like. As September goes on, the layers start to build up. When I have to wear a coat to keep warm at the river my interest goes completely.
Muffled up, hands sore with cold, battling through leaves to catch coloured fish really does nothing for me. It is 10 years this year since I last fished in October and I really don't feel I've missed anything.