Lindsey Clarke reports from Owenea Fishery – Monday 8th to Sunday 21st August 2016 (2 weeks).
The middle of the first week brought fairly heavy rainfall and this meant we received good floods on Wednesday (0.36m) & Thursday (0.34m) with Friday and Saturday also giving fair water levels. The gauge average for the week ending on the 14th was good reading 0.24m. The fishery was not particularly busy given the time of the year and 36 visiting rods fished for the week. The second week brought low water conditions except for a fresh on Thursday which saw the gauge rise to 0.22m and gave fair water on the following Friday (0.20m). The gauge average for the week ending on the 21st was poor enough reading 0.17m.
This week was quieter with only 23 visiting rods in attendance for the week. The grilse run seemed to slack somewhat. There were a number of salmon recorded but not as many as we would expect given the conditions and the stage of the season. Given here are some of the catches taken from the fishery catch register. On Monday 8th, Alan Watson recorded a 3lb grilse caught on a fly from beat 8. On Wednesday 10th Columba Campbell reported a 5½lb grilse caught on a spinner from beat 5. On Thursday 11th, Jim McLean reported a grilse weighing 3lb caught and released on a spinner from beat 8.
On Friday 12th, Alan Watson logged a grilse weighing 2lb caught and released on a fly from beat 8. On Saturday 13th, John Kerr accounted for a grilse weighing 5lb caught on a fly from beat 2. I also have a record of a fish caught last week that did not appear in that report. This is Dietrich Bohnhorst’s 5lb grilse caught on a fly from beat 7 on Sunday 7th August. On Saturday the 20th, Niall Hosey recorded a 3½lb grilse caught on worm from beat 8 and on Sunday the 21st Hugh Frazer accounted for a 6½lb grilse caught on a fly from beat 3.
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