Another week comes and goes and the promised deluge of rain for both Thursday and Saturday has once again amounted to only a small rise in river levels, in what has seemed an eternity since our last significant rainfall the ground has soaked up the majority of Saturdays rain. Wednesday was also the hottest day of the year in Caithness with afternoon temperatures in excess of 25c and the lack of any real wind made it difficult for our team of rods with light tackle and lots of stealth required.
Despite the the conditions a few anglers had success and a few of these were first time visitors to the Thurso. David Preistly had a grilse from Comlifoot on beat 4 on Friday and his fishing companion Naomi Sharpe did well taking a 15 pounder from the upper fence on beat 2. Laura Harcourt also took her first Thurso fish from the lower bridge pool on beat 4. Regular visitor Tim Williams had a brace from beats 3 and 2 and Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown took had a grilse fishing from the boat on loch More.
The week ahead looks settled once again with light winds and periods of sunshine but thankfully the searing heat experienced at times last week looks less likely. Hopefully this little lift in levels may stir a few fish up.