Wind or not, the fishing has been very good.
After a few weeks of solid midge and cockchafer beetle action, proper dun hatches started in the last days of September, and have continued ever since. However, we haven't reached the stellar mayfly heights of 2022. While several lakes have been excellent for reliable hatches this spring, some others have been a bit patchy, and a couple of last year's heros have been zeros (or almost).
Polaroiding has been very good regardless with lots of clear water, and plenty of actively cruising fish. Another thing which has stood out has been a recent burst of daytime midging fish - not at all typical of this time of year. And the other standout, mayfly or not, has been the extent of the dry fly fishing. We'll cheerfully fish whatever is necessary to get the trout to eat, but it's undeniably a plus when the dry is genuinely as good an option as anything; and sometimes the very best option.
All up, this spring has offered very 'visual' and entertaining fishing - not always easy, but nearly always great fun.