The Cusher is starting to come into good ply after all the recent rain. While the river is crystal clear it is still quite high and will fish well over the next week if the rain stays away. Local guide Brian Russell spent Wednesday evening chaperoning his two sons Thomas and Louis. Both children had success with plenty of fish up to and around the 30cm mark, the bulk of the fish falling to nymphs with an odd fish succumbing to dryfly.
The week of constant high water may well have drawn an early run of fish up from Lough Neagh, if so these fish usually of a silver hue will average around the pound mark and will provide good sport in runs and pools to weighted nymphs and large dry flies. There a good hatches of sedge on the river at present along with some blue wings and black midge. Anyone interested in a days angling on this jewel or its parent River Bann, both of which provide super summer fishing, should contact Brian Russell through his website.