Week Commencing 13th August – Great water levels but few fish!

Water Level: 1ft5-2ft

Water Temp: 55-60F

As what seems to be the norm these past years, August is our wet month. Rain fell in the catchment most days and kept river levels running around 1ft 6. This is, of course, a great fishing height for the main river beats but with few fresh fish about it does make then harder to find.

A total fo 5 salmon and grilse were landed, which is an improvement on the previous week but still far short of what we need.   We did however have a “first salmon” for Humphrey Waltham-Dawson (Trapp party) – 13lb cock fish from Beat 2. It took a stripped sunray at the tail of Garra steam.

Simon Long also had a nice 9lber from Beat 2 while John Trapp managed a couple Grilse.




I would like to think we still have some fresh fish to come but reports from elsewhere do suggest that the summer Grilse runs are perilously low so we shall see what transpires over the coming days and weeks.