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Spring
 
Spring and the start of the trout season is a magical time of year. The rivers, fields and hedgerows are showing the first signs of re-awakening from their winter slumber. It's time to use the flies that have been so carefully tied on dark evenings and revisit pools and riffles that have only been memories since September.

A beautifully marked fish from the Monnow
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Click on the links below to visit some favourite locations.

Teifi Pools

 

"Trout" by Seamus Heaney

 

Hangs, a fat gun-barrel,

deep under arched bridges

or slips like butter down

the throat of the river.

 

From the depths smooth-skinned as plums

his muzzle gets bull’s eye;

picks off grass-seed and moths

that vanish, torpedoed.

 

Where water unravels

over gravel-beds he

is fired from the shallows

white belly sporting

 

flat; darts like a tracer-

bullet back between stones

and is never really burnt out.

A volley of cold blood

 

ramrodding the current.

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