For the first time in many weeks the overhead conditions were spot on during the early part of week and the catches reflected this with our best day of the season on Monday with 13 fish followed by 8 on Tuesday and with a final weekly total of 35 salmon and grilse it was comfortably the best week of the season to date, we could only imagine how many more would be in the book if we had some more persistent rain and a lift in levels.
Regular Thurso rods Ian Adams and John wood had 7 between them, Philip Pledger had a brace, father and son Peter and Nigel Cox and their team had 7, the largest of which was a 14-pounder from beat 2.
We had a few new anglers to the Thurso this week. Sigi and Monica Hummelsberger from Germany had 5 fish, four for Sigi and one for Monica, Alan Campbell had a brace, the biggest was a 14-pounder from beat 2. Rob Sandison and Paul Strawson also caught their first Thurso salmon.
Special mention has to go to Victoria Cameron who caught her first salmon from the Thurso which would turn out to be her first salmon ever after a few years of trying. She had a lovely fresh 12-pounder from the Comlifoot pool on Tuesday morning, a huge congratulations from the River Thurso team.
Looking ahead to the new week Caithness looks like it will thankfully miss the searing heat being experienced further south with overhead conditions looking favourable most of the week. Some fresh water as always would not go a miss but with a stealthy approach and a light setup there is plenty of fish to be covered throughout the system and a steady stream of new fish coming into the lower beats.
Tight lines next week.