Another week passes and we still await the rain we need to freshen the river up, at times it came so close but as is often the case it bypasses most of caithness with the thunderstorms of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning bringing flooding to the town of Wick a mere 16 miles from the Thurso.
Even with the large numbers of salmon and grilse currently holding in the pools throughout the system new fish continue to build up in the estuary which further cements the feeling of the best run of returning salmon we have seen in a decade.
The early part of next week looks to remain settled with light winds and not much in the way of any rain, early indications from the long range forecast are showing hints of a change during the later half of the week with stronger winds and the possibility of more unsettled showery weather, time will tell but us salmon anglers are always the eternal optimist, fingers crossed.
When conditions are against our visiting anglers other opportunities are on offer with access to trout fishing around the lochs of caithness and sea angling which is very popular. This past week a few made the trip out to the depths of the pentland Firth with good catches of Mackerel and Haddock along with a few cod and other colourful salt water species.
Tight lines and safe travel next week