The week ended with 10 fish in the book and while this is a fraction of what we could be catching if we had some serious rain but it is still a very respectable total when taking into consideration the weather throughout the week. Many regular Thurso rods know what the benefits of a strong wind to cover the pools can do to help, this week we had little or no wind and our rods had to use all their experience to put these fish in the book.
As each week passes and we edge closer to the end of our season every visiting angler has gone away full of optimism at how healthy the river is and many left in awe at the numbers of fish they have seen throughout the entire river system.
The Caithness District salmon fishery Board's electro fishing team carried out their annual survey during late August and early September and again the Thurso sites have shown outstanding quality and quantity again. work done by this team is essential to understanding if we have any problems with juvenile densities throughout the catchment with sites from beat 4 all the way to Glutt and rumsdale in the upper most reaches of the system.
Looking to the week ahead the first half of the week is due to remain settled with continued high pressure but a change to something colder from the north with stronger winds from midweek should cool things down and hopefully switch more of our fish back on the take.
Tight lines for the week ahead