What is it that tells you guys that Spring is finally here?

For me it is when I finally see those first flowers of yellow as I travel up the Great Western Road.


I watch them snake all the way along the central reservation – sadly they are only ever there for a few weeks and their departure I always find a little sad – still, their sharp exit means the leaves will be back on the trees soon – this usually seems to happen in April/ May – one minute the trees are bare and the next suddenly they are full of life!

I think we Anglers look for these signs more than others  – perhaps not gardeners 😉

What signs do you look for in Spring?


  1. SimonGraham · March 14, 2009

    My missus doing the spring cleaning is always a shore sign to get out the house and dust of the cob webs from my rod.

    SimonGraham’s last blog post..Pike on the fly in Spain

  2. DSFlyman · March 14, 2009

    In my part of the world, when I drive from the valley into the city (The 405 freeway), from about 8pm on, the Jasmine bloom is intoxicating. I roll down the windows going 75 mph and just smile.

    DSFlyman’s last blog post..Sierra Pacific Flyfishers’ Casting School

  3. Stuart B · March 14, 2009

    Paul Young has replied about the daffies in the thread about “Fishing Pals : Alex and Mike ” Is this THE Paul Young I’ve been asking myself ?

  4. Alistair · March 14, 2009

    Aye – he wont sign any albums though 😉

  5. Stuart B · March 14, 2009

    Oh yeah…I’d forgotten about him . I used to quite like his music . 🙂
    Wonder what he’s doing now?

  6. Alex · March 14, 2009

    The spring equinox for me. This marks the point at which day becomes longer than night, and usually coincides with a noticeable increase in temperature, sunlight and general well-being!

    Last year, we had hail storms for two weeks after the equinox, so it doesn’t always hold true!
    However, fingers crossed; this year the weather seems a lot more ‘normal’ so far.

    tight lines all


  7. Alistair · March 14, 2009

    How did you get on on Sunday Alex – I am still waiting on that report 🙂

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