This past week our salmon have proved difficult to tempt, it certainly is not due to the lack of fish with new fish running the river on each tide but more to do with the weather and overhead conditions,with a heavy thundery and very humid feel at the start of the week followed by bright brassy blue skies and high temperatures during the second half of the week.
Looking at the coming week there looks like some cooler weather on the way with the wind swinging to the north. Next week will also see some of the largest tides of the summer which will help to push fish up from the estuary to the river with greater ease.
It was great to see the sea eagle make an appearance midweek on the upper river and along with more common sightings of ospreys,hen harriers, golden plover and even a peregrine falcon the banks of the Thurso is full of life during these summer weeks.
Tight lines for the week ahead.
River Thurso team