April can be a month where things
can start to spring to life if the weather is kind. Conditions early in the
month can still be cold but should heat up as the month progresses. Water levels should still be high with water
temperatures still fairly low.
Fishing for wild fish in the rivers
and lochs should start to come into its own this month although at times you
may still have to fish deep to find them. April is usually the first month of
the year where prolific hatches can be expected.
Stocked stillwaters will continue to
fish well this month with stock fish and overwintered fish to be expected. The
latter may become more difficult to catch on attractor patterns as the month
progresses with a more imitative natural approach needed.