Encouraging signs

For most of the week the river continued its recent late summer doldrums. But still there were a handful of fish landed with Will Mansfield landing an 8lbs salmon from Upper Camisky and Chris Cairns getting a 6 pounder from Rock Pool on Beat One.

But towards the end of the week a fresh rise in levels and a change in atmospherics encouraged some resident fish back on the take. Guy Henderson landed a 7lbs fish from Mucomir and Rolly Sword had a nice 12lbs hen salmon from Rail End on Beat 4. Heaviest fish of the week fell to Sam Chamberlain who had a cracking mature female salmon of at least 15lbs from Upper Camisky.

But special mention this week goes to the Campbell family from Spean Bridge. Rory Campbell is one of our most prolific local rods but this week the honours fell to his 2 young children. 6 year old Magnus had a cracking wee grilse from the River Spean (his first salmon) and his big sister Freya, aged 8, landed a grilse just shy of 5lbs from Mucomir. Their ghillie father was kept busy! It’s tremendous to see the next generation meeting with success and enjoying their stunning local river. I’m sure Freya and Magnus Campbell will be 2 names we see feature increasingly over the coming years.

6 year old Magnus Campbell with his first salmon
8 year old Freya Campbell with her grilse
Dad Rory Campbell kept busy on ghillie duties
Sam Chamberlain with his cracking hen salmon
Rolly Sword 11lbs salmon Rail End

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