Week Comm 16th May – Good run of MSW salmon continues…

River height : 4-6inch

Water temp : 47-50 deg F

Air Pressure : 1006-995Hpa

Weather : some cloud and sun, ave 14 deg C.

Another week with 7 fish landed (with an average weight of 12.6lbs) and 2 lost.   With the water dropping and remaining extremely clear,  the fishing was slightly more difficult this past week.  In fact, the first 3 days produced very little to the upstream rods,  however the club guys were starting to pick away.    I know of 4 caught ranging between 16-19lbs.  With a change in weather mid-week the running behaviour of the salmon changed also.  Fish were seen going through the beats each day, even with the continued lower levels……  obviously knowing a change in river conditions was looming. Sure enough the river rose to almost 3ft on Saturday.

Best flies were once again The Sunray Shadow and this little beauty (un-named as yet)….see below.

Magenta_Fotor

 

Prospects : Dare I say “this coming week should be good”!!!

 

14lbs – Beat 3

14lbs Falls_Fotor

19lbs – Tailrace stream

19lbs stream_Fotor

 

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