Watch the rise

Warming weather and longer days present an ideal opportunity to sit beside a river and watch the rise – a swirl, splash, gulp or leap as fish move to catch prey on the surface of the water – says Susanne Masters. 

Warmer months are perfect for taking time to be languid by the side of rivers and watch for the rise. Sit by a river pool where the surface of the water runs smooth.

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