Water height – 4in – (-1in)
Water Temp – 60-70F
Our 2 weeks of reasonable conditions and good fishing abruptly ended as the heatwave returned to Lochaber last week. Daytime temperatures peaked at 31deg C and not a cloud to be seen! As expected the river levels dropped quickly and we ended the week with minus of the gauge. Water temperatures also soared, reaching 20 deg C by Saturday afternoon.
These conditions are simply no conducive to catching salmon! However our anglers did persevere and the Hurrell party managed to find a taking fish on Beat 1 on Friday evening…… a small reward for their efforts and fishing rather unsociable hours.
Down on Tailrace beat things were quiet also. Although fish were seen on most tides, they were not in a taking mood. Again, one salmon was landed earlier in the week by Iain Lamont – his first of the season!
The forecast does not look too promising for this coming week. More of the same!
The Tailrace beat will be the best chance of a fish as they come in and out with the tides.