6th January 2018
As previously reported, the 2017 season was excellent for us - our best for many years with 170 salmon caught and mostly returned.
We now look forward to the new season opening on 11th February, and we hope to see an increase in early season anglers - the fish were there to be caught last year, and indeed were caught in many of the lower beats, when anglers braved the elements.
Bookings are filling up fast, mostly repeat visitors, who extol the quality of our fishing and helpful nature of the local members.
Fingers crossed once again.
21st March 2018
A slow start to the start of the season, although a few fish are now being caught in the lower and middle beats.
We have had our first fresh salmon on our beat, just this week.
Alas, there have been very few anglers out braving the weather, trying to catch a springer.
You can't catch a fish unless the fly is in the water.
18th June 2018
Alas, we have had one of our worst starts to the season in memory.....after a record 2017. This seemed to be the picture on many beats.
However, at last we are starting to catch a few fish - a handful to 14lbs in the last week. These fish have been caught over several pools.
We are really needing some water now - the river is very low.
Let's hope the fishing now gathers pace, as we are well booked, with only a few spare days.
11th July 2018
We are experiencing the lowest water levels for many years. This, of course is due to the countrywide drought and heatwave....but does the water extraction scheme help?
Catches to date number only about 20.... a tiny fraction of last year's catches, but better than some beats.
In the last few days, water temperatures have dropped and fish are being seen running despite the bare bones water level.
Today there is a little drizzle, but some serious rain is desperately needed.
The first spate should hopefully produce a lot of fish.
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