Week Comm May 9th – Best start in years!!!!

River height : 1ft – 6inch

Water temp : 47-53 deg F

Weather – cloudless skies, North/East winds and 20+ deg C.

A total of 7 fish landed (with an average weight of 15lbs) and 4 lost …….which I’d say is an excellent start to our season given the reasonably light rod effort throughout the week and the prevailing weather conditions.

Beats 1 and 2 were the top beats as the fish migrated through the bottom river fairly quickly with the rising water temps.

As usual the Sunray Shadow was the best fly in the clear water.

All in all a very encouraging start and great to see some early fish splashing about in the pools.


Andy Burton – Beat 2.

Burton-Beat 2

JV – Beat 1



Brian Tolmie – Beat 2 (his 2nd on the season from the same lie)

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Prospects for coming week – Tides are building and rain is forecast…..we need it now.

With a bit more cloud cover and lower daytime temps, the conditions look more favourable however the low water will dictate a bit more thought and stealth to entice a springer to the fly.


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