Week Commencing May 21st – Spring fishing in summer conditions

River Height – 7in-1ft 2.

River temp – 48-55 DegF

After a promising start to the week the clouds disappeared, the temperatures soared and an east wind prevailed – not ideal for catching salmon!

Monday saw overcast conditions with some rain and the river slowly rising to over 1ft. 2 fish were landed.

Charlie Spencer had this cracking 16lber from Beat 4.


I also managed a lovely 8lber from beat 2.

The weather changed on Tuesday and high pressure set in for the remainder of the week. The few fish in the river seemed to disappear and any new fish seemed reluctant to run….or if they did, it was during the hours of darkness and we never saw them!  No other fish were seen nor touched!

…..but we did see three  Roe Deer having a paddle on Beat 2.

On the club beats Craig MacIsaac was proving again what a good young angler he is. He landed a lovely fresh 14lber on Mucomir on Wednesday night – quite possibly a fish that came in on the rise in water at the start of the week.

On Thursday we had the first fish from the Tailrace – a 14lber caught by Mark Ward. Another was lost on Saturday.  So, despite the upriver height and temp being reasonable for this time of year, the Tailrace seems to be where they are stopping for now?

The summer weather looks set to stay with us for  most of next week but with bigger tides the fish may start to move slowly upstream.