Our usual die hard local anglers began fishing as soon as the season opened in February. Despite regular outings in pretty good conditions, it wasn’t until the 14th of April that the first Salmon was caught by local angler Roddy Gomez. This was followed by another three April fish, one for Philip Blair and two for Howard Maciver, carrying on where he left off last season.
Unfortunately, we then had a prolonged dry spell and water levels plummeted, meaning a difficult May. The gauge was down to 1’7” for a while, and while we have had some rain and it came up an inch or so it is still low. It wasn’t until the 30th that another fish was caught, new Ghillie Tobias Park with a lovely 6.5lber from the tail of the first stream, ably ghillied by Peter.
There have been fish seen in the sea, and we have had reports of fish caught on Langavat so they are running the river despite the low water. The seasonal staff are all here now, and boats out on all the lochs so hopefully there will be a few more in the book before the first guests arrive.
... a wonderful 2017 Grimersta springer before release
...and Jubilee Pool with Island Bothy. Snow on the hills in April. Cuckoo arrives and makes himself known timeously and without fail on the 28th.
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