Well suppose I was always expecting great things after the mild winter but who could have forecast the quality of early season trouting that we are experiencing on the Bann, Cusher and Lagan.  Trout and LDO's are both plentiful and Tuesday 13th March gave me an incredible couple of hours on the Bann with the fish in fine condition and up on the olives.  What a fantastic combination an olive klink and size 16 baetis nymph are at this time of year.  Thomas my middle son ( aged 12) proved the effectiveness of this set up on Sunday morning on the Cusher with the olives popping up from as early as 9.30am and took full advantage returning many fine fish up to 14 inches. The trout are in such great shape at the minute I tremble to think the quality of fish we will be playing by the time the black stuff is on the water - truly exciting times ahead of us!