Salmon total: 124
Sea trout: 19
Ladder count: 3810
Largest salmon: 20lbs
For the first time in quite a while we did not have a fish last week. Fishing effort was very low and the weather very bright so it is, perhaps, not surprising that we blanked. The promising grilse run of a few weeks ago has virtually dried up, this week, with only 50 fish going through for the week. We need some water and then we will see if there is anything still to come.
Virginia Fraser with her first ever salmon, a liced 5lbs grilse on a monkey fly
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The river trout fishing has been good recently, both during the day and in the evening with some good trout of up to 2.5lb being reported.
Ian Beckett, the Club’s loch warden, reports that both Loch Bhac and Loch Kinardochy are fishing well, and this can be clearly seen in the catch returns we have been receiving recently, which show good numbers of rainbow trout of about 1½ lb being caught on Loch Bhac and good catches of brown trout on Loch Kinardochy, mainly of about ¾ lb in weight but with individual fish of up to about 2 lb. Ian reports that top of the water tactics are doing well on both lochs, as are rainbow trout methods on Loch Bhac.
A report came in recently of a really nice fish off Kinardochy. Bill Bright was the lucky angler and the brownie weighed 3lbs plus.