Mid-summer is approaching. The cottages next door begin to fill with holidaymakers. It's on a Saturday afternoon that you often see most activity as the newcomers explore what Ruston Reaches has to offer.
I usually reckon that you are lucky to have more than one week in three where you will see even one angler amongst them, which reflects, perhaps, how the quality of fishing has diminished since the arrival of the otters. a year or two before we took on Ruston House.
The one I spotted today just after 18:05 appears to have come with a special rake to clear a swim. Either that makes him a regular who knows how the weed grows thick in our lake or he is more dedicated than most to his hobby.