We picked up our second fish on Monday with Gerald Davidson, taking a sea-liced 10lbr from the run out of Jamie Sutherlands, well done Gerald. We had good conditions early in the week, but then we had some heavy rain that put the river to over 2 feet, not a wash out at all, but it was tougher on the lower beats as the water pushed through.
Today as I write this it looks like we are having a return to winter, not as bad as last years beast from the east, but with strong winds and high winds it is going to be a tough week! It looks like the water will be up in the morning and as further rain pushes in early in the week, we will have high water all week. Wrap up well if you are fishing next week!
The signs of spring are still around despite the colder weather, the frogs have been busy in the pools around the river with frog spawn appearing overnight. We have started to hear the first curlews calling, one of the magical sounds of Caithness. The geese numbers are building up and there are many thousands in the fields.
Caithness has got a lot to offer the visitor as well as great fishing. This afternoon I was at a fundraising event for the Caithness Broch Project. A broch was a huge drystone tower built in the Iron Age and are unique to Scotland, many of these Broch's have disappeared and this projects aims to preserve what we have and understand more about these structures. Have a look at their website www.thebrochproject.co.uk to find out more. And if you have some spare time when you are next in Caithness why not have a look?
Tight Lines for next week