Monday, 13 May 2013

Finally reached 50 degrees

Monday the 6th of May we began the weeks fishing with the water temperature reaching 50 degrees most days with the river fairly high at 3' and dropping throughout the week we expected some great fishing. Weather conditions were great all week with warm days and mild winds we picked up a few fish at the beginning of the week and hooked up with a few more. Unfortunately there were still few fish running with small numbers being seen we finished with 4 springers for the week although another 5 were hooked and lost which was unfortunate!  Mark Beaty caught the first fish of the season on a full floating line and Michael Harold had a cracking sea liced fish from Pol Bar. George Beaty also fished very hard all week and was finally rewarded on the final afternoon with a 9lber from the boat pool, well done!  It's uncanny how the Dinnet and Deecastle figures are so close with only one fish difference between the banks.

Now we are into the middle of May and things should really begin to pick up and we shall soon see how late this years run may be.  Successful tactics have been full floaters with short sink tips and size 8 or 10 black flies including the crathie, black and yellow, silver stoats, and small monkeys.

Now the river is down to 1' hopefully it will stay there and the floaters and small flies from 10's to 12's will be the main tactics.

                                          Michael Harold's sea liced Salmon
David Keir lost a cracker in Cobbles

George Beaty