Saturday 5th March fishing show

P1010490“Gone Fishing with Sam Harris”

My weekly report was broadcast this morning from Glasgow Angling Centre’s Spring open weekend. This free event from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th March is an opportunity to meet some of the most innovative and influential people within fishing and the chance to grab a bargain.

Fishing Report.



Every day has been fishable. Conditions a little chillier than many would like, beautiful sunshine and not much rain. 32 fish up to 24lb – latest catches.


Conditions are improving, river levels are settling and catches are improving. This week 32 salmon so far with 2 fish at 20lbs and 1 at 21lbs – latest catches. 

The majority of salmon have been caught in the lower river, which is understandable with the cold conditions. A few fish have been running which has improved results further up the river. Loch Tay are now catching fish.


February Catches, Brian Shaw the Board Scientist says the number of springers caught on the Spey are close to thirty.


Ian Neale reports from Altyre Estate as follows : I am delighted to report the first Spring fish of the season from Altyre Estate, River Findhorn. The fish was a magnificent sea liced salmon of around 18lbs, caught and released by Leslie Tyson on a Black and Yellow tube fly from the Lower beat.


Tyne has 4 fish so for this week – 4 Bywell, 1 Styford up to 13lbs

Conditions have been challenging with a big spate at the start of the week, Bywell rose 5ft within 2 hours on Tuesday. The river has improved towards the tail end of the week. Friday the river was rising again making fishing on Saturday challenging. From Sunday hopefully improving with beats from Styford below coming back into order. If it continues to drop prospects will be good for beats below the fish pass.


Grayling Day River Annan 6th March

Despite a rise in water today the conditions for Sunday’s grayling day are looking good. Certainly the upper and middle beats will be at an ideal height and running clear as there is little or no rain forecast for over the weekend, the lower river will take longer to clear and drop but will likely be fishable.

Some of the best grayling of the winter have come from the upper beats, partly because the lower river has been un-fishable but also because the upper river ideally neads to be a foot above summer level to fish well, especially with bugs.

By Sunday it is expected that all beats on the river will be fishable. Meeting time is 8am at cafe 91 in Lockerbie.


Congratulations to Scott Mason and Ryan Binnie from Stirling Council winners at Lantra, Scotland.

Scott Mackenzie launched the Mackenzie FX1 graphene at the Glasgow Angling Centre this weekend – watch this space for more news on this industry first using graphene in a double handed salmon rod.

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