It was a pretty miserable week of weather and the rods did well to keep at it. On top of this the hydro started messing around with their turbine mid week which gave the river some unwelcome fluctuations. The rain by Friday really set in and at the time of writing (Sunday) it hasn’t stopped pouring since and the river is now over 12ft and rising! This is unusually high for this time of year.
Despite the unfavourable conditions we recorded 13 salmon and grilse for the week which was pretty satisfactory.
Michael Mann got Monday off to a good start by landing fish of 7lbs and 8lbs in Pollock on Beat 2. John Dawson had a 5lbs grilse from the same pool the next day and Garry Feast took at 7lbs fish on Jetty.
The Feast party had a good day midweek with Louisa Feast landing a 7lbs fish from the tail of the Garrabhuidhe Stream and Edward Feast scoring a double with fish of 7lbs and 4lbs both from Graveyard.
Adrian Jarret landed a 6lbs grilse and local angler Chris Cairns added to his tally with a bright 5lbs grilse from Mucomir. Heaviest fish of the week fell to James Porter – a lovely big hen fish of 14lbs – and Rory Campbell had another good sized salmon of 12lbs.
But special mention….and not for the the first time this season….goes to 6 year old Magnus Campbell from Spean Bridge. Having landed his first salmon only 2 weeks ago, Magnus went on to catch not one.. but two.. more on Saturday. Under the watchful eye of his father Rory Campbell (one of our most prolific local rods) young Magnus landed fish of 6lbs and 10.5lbs on his own. The smile below says it all! Rory and family are heading to pastures new in the next few weeks due to a new job….we wish them all the very best but I can almost hear the Lochy salmon breathing a collective sigh of relief…