I fished my other 'Club' fishery recently and this was an entirely different matter to earlier in the month. This water is a large (25 acre) former gravel pit that has been attractively managed with fly catching trees and rushes fringing the daffodil strewn banks. The water is relatively clear (there are some resident carp) and the bottom is clearly seen at the edges of the lake. The wind had been blowing quite steadily all day and when I arrived, it was fairly breezy along one bank. But, I decided to start here, reckoning that the wind would blow any food in this direction. I was correct in that assumption!
Fish were moving in the ripple. It was difficult to tempt them to take any fly. I learnt later that buzzers were successful, but not for me.
It was later in the afternoon, that I moved over to the far bank and fishing calmer water that I encountered some activity. Earlier I had seen Alder fy on the bank and my CdC Daddy looked remarkably like an adult Alder when sitting on the water. As I retrieved the fly, I saw a great big nose come up and attack the fly. I struck, but there was nothing there. So, either the fish was short sighted, or annoyed by this large presence and wanted to frighten it away, or I reacted too soon.
I know it sounds far fetched! but casting again in the same general area elicited no further response. It was raining, getting windier so time to pack up and plan the next foray.