Gone Fishing Weekly Report
The roving river reporter for the weekly radio show “Gone Fishing with Sam Harris” was local this weekend.
If you are at the Northumberland County show this bank holiday Monday (30th May) come and say hello and have a go at casting or chat about conservation to members of the local branch of the Salmon & Trout Conservation UK.
Over 350 trade stands, including chefs, kennel club dog show, horses, alpacas, sheep sheering, “bake off”
classes in the Competitive Home Crafts marquee. From cars to caviar there’s something for everyone – read more.
Best of luck to Helen Jobson she has entered a walking stick into the Border Stick Dressing Association, it’s one of the biggest stick-dressing competitions in the country – fingers crossed or should I say sticks crossed x
There will be fly casting tuition for the double and single handed rods from North East Fly Casting Club along with representatives from the Salmon and Trout Conservation Trust
Come along to say hello and have a go – all ages and levels of experience welcome. We will be in the ring shared with the birds of prey display
Weekly Fishing Report
Dee 122 salmon to 15lbs 71 sea trout to 4lbs
Dee has enjoyed settled conditions this week and decent cloud cover. The only fly in the ointment is the wind direction which has produced a mix of northerlies and easterlies. Air temperatures have risen 15 degrees. Tides are building with the recent full moon, producing good water levels at present for fish to run.Lines – full floater small flies are out in force now. Flies Silver Stoats, Crathies and other small hairwings will be popular choices- perhaps try them on short plastic tubes, which can be more lively in the water than a dressed fly. Cascades, Frances and Monkeys will also be useful. As ever, listen to your ghillie!
Tweed 118 to 21lbs Sea trout 11 to 10lbs
The river has been up and down this week and is now beginning to settle down with fish building up in the pools. Wind and temperature was harsh at times this week – resulting in some boatman and anglers changing back into their thermals at lunchtime. Floating lines will be required this coming week with 5′ and 10′ intermediate tips and 12 lb nylon. Dressed doubles of Willie Gunn, Cascades and Silver Stoat
Tay 110 to 20lbs
The river has fallen back to summer levels giving excellent conditions for fishing, plus warming temperatures are seeing catches improving. Expectations remain high for 2016 with now well over 1000 fish recorded so far. The river has enjoyed successful spring catches since 2013. This year April total catches equalled last years.
Spey 58 to 18lbs
Again another great week on the river with plenty of fish being caught and seen running from above Grantown down to the sea.
Tyne 13 salmon to 14lbs – water levels are low, all fish reported have been caught below Riding Mill fish pass.
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