Weekly Report

Below is the weekly report for Sunday, May 22, 2022


 Confidence going into the new week was high after a strong finish the previous week, unfortunately, the overhead conditions were not helpful to our anglers. Monday was bitterly cold with east winds and rain that once again failed to live up to the promise we expected and with water temperatures higher than the air it was hardly surprising we only had one fish. Tuesday was probably the best overheads all week and by the time the sun rose on Wednesday there was not a cloud in the sky and this was the norm until Saturday.

Peter Riley had our first for the week from the Cruives Eye on Monday weighing in at 7 pounds and was covered in long-tail sea lice. Peter would catch a further three for his week, the largest was a 12 pounder from beat 7 and he would end the week catching the first grilse of the season from loch Beg, there was another handful of grilse encountered during the second half of the week but none were landed. (Peter and his partner Kate with an 8 pounder from the rock pool on 9 pictured above)

John Samuels had a stunning fish from the rock pool on beat 9 (12 pounds, pictured above), James Parramore took one from the weedy pool on beat 13 and Andrew Donaldson had one from beat 4.

I think the highlight of the week was Ian Arthur getting a fish. After the disappointment of watching his favourite football team come so close to winning a European trophy on Wednesday night, it all came good in the end with a 13 pounder from lower Suilag on Saturday morning followed by his team making up for the midweek woes by lifting the Scottish cup on the same day he caught his fish. Ian brought so much joy and laughter to the ghillie's room each morning he was certainly deserving of his catch.

The majority of Thurso regulars will, I am sure, be aware of a new 5,10 and 15 year Bond Initiative that was released recently.

For anyone still looking to receive detailed information please email: jdrummond@memus.com


Tight lines next week.

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