Monday 18th  to Sunday 24th June 2018.

Monday and Tuesday brought low water levels (0.12m) on Monday and Tuesday but on Wednesday we received a good flood reading 0.44m on the gauge. This gave great water levels for the day and decent levels on Thursday (.018m). The river then dropped very rapidly and by the end of Sunday the gauge only read 0.06m. Despite the nice conditions over Wednesday and Thursday the fishery was fairly quiet with 8 visiting rods in attendance. The very low water and very bright, hot conditions at the weekend did not help. There were a number of salmon caught all the same.

On Monday Alan Watson recorded 2 salmon weighing 7 & 9lb caught & released on fly from beat 8 in low water conditions (0.12m).

On Tuesday, Anthony Carr reported a 5lb grilse caught & Released on fly from beat 3.

There will have been fish caught on Wednesday and Thursday by local anglers and I have no word of these to date.

At present, we are experiencing a heat wave with blazing sun and very low water. This is forecast for the whole week with the chance of some rain at the weekend which is much needed. There will be salmon caught even in these conditions by the ‘dedicated’! Late evenings and early mornings give the best chances.

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