Fishery manager Osgur Grieve reports that after an unusually long period without rain here in the west we have had a small rise in water levels over the past few days. The river was low at 0.52m on the 9th, but Bill Middleton persevered accompanied by his two friends Ben and Robin. Bill was successful catching a 4.5lbs grilse from the Falls Pool on a small Stoat’s Tail; the fish was very fresh and had come in despite the low water conditions. Erriff Angling Club fished on Sunday and Brian Graham was successful, landing a 3.25lbs grilse on a Black Shrimp fly. The river is up to 1.16m at the time of writing so hopefully this rise will encourage some more fresh fish to come in. Salmon and sea trout were clearly visible at the falls yesterday trying to continue their journey upstream.
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