This week has seen an unprecedented UK wide shutdown on life as we know it, and angling across the country has come to a stop, and while angling may seem the perfect form of isolation to many it is not essential and we all have to do our part.
This sacrifice of normal day to day life is essential in protecting our elderly and vulnerable from the spread of the covid-19 virus, but just as important is the protection for the NHS and their outstanding staff during this time.
We did manage one fish on monday, Grant MacDonald took a sea liced 9 pounder from the Dale stream, along with hearing the curlew's mating call for the first time this year and the male grouse's presence over the moor spring was definitely in the air in Monday.
The weather was for the most part settled with the occasional shower and light winds, air temperatures even creeped into the low teens during Thursday and Friday.
For the time being the Thurso will remained closed for fishing until further notice. Our fishing coordinator (Jess) is working very hard at contacting everyone who has booked fishing for the 2020 season, and if not already contacted should expect to hear from a member of our team early next week.
Everyone please stay safe during these uncertain times, if we all do our part and stay at home and limit contact we will hopefully return to the river with rod in hand in hunt of salmo salar before to long.