Thank the good Lord, open day has arrived. Went out to the river bright and breezy with worpal rod in hand. Down at Ballyhaise I went down the recently made stairs at the bridge and entered the pool gingerly. My weapon of choice on the day was a bead heap PTN and a micro pheasant tail. 3 casts later I was into my first trout. This was shortly followed by another. At the end of day, I picked up 12 fish of which 7 were trout (1 of 13") and 5 salmon parr. The majority ranged between 4 to 8 ". A good start to a, I hope, brilliant season.