The persistent dry weather continued in Caithness this week and the river stands at 3" and falling slowly. Despite that, visiting anglers succeeded in landing 24 fish this week including a 12 lb salmon from Loch More to Mr. Christian on his third cast from the bank.
Numerous fish are being seen in the lower beats and some grilse are venturing to run the streams in daylight, moving into the upper stretches of the river, with fresh, liced fish being caught on Beats 8, 9 and 10.
The experienced Goodman, Graham, Stanton party did well, accounting for 12 fish to 12 lbs while newcomers to the river, the Armstrong party, had four grilse over their three day visit.
A heavy, sustained downpour would be most welcome now but there is no indication of significant rain in the week ahead. Consequently small flies and lighter lines are the becoming more widely used, along with hitched or wake flies on the dropper.
Guests are reminded that the main Halkirk road and areas above Westerdale to Loch More is in a very poor state of repair with many large potholes along the way. Please drive with caution.