With only 4 fish for the week it has been a hard week. The weather has played its part with overcast mornings and then the sun burning through, giving us very bright and hot conditions, not exactly ideal fishing conditions! The main problem has been the lack of water, we are now down to 2 inches and a very low loch. The flow has now reduced, through the sluice gates, so that fish are now able to access loch more.
The successful rods have been out in the early morning or late evenings, if you are visiting us soon, pack your alarm clocks and the lightest gear you have, trout rods, and a delicate presentation are needed.
We need rain and a lot of it, we have had some near misses with a couple of big thunderstorms just south of our catchment giving good lifts in the rivers south of us, but sadly not reaching us.
We seeing a few grilse in the river, with one being caught on loch beg, so even in the low water some fish will work their way upstream.
The good weather helping the birds that are nesting along the river, please be aware there are a number of ground nesting birds, oyster catchers, sandpipes and curlews etc.on eggs or with very young chicks, so please be aware, especially if you have your dog with you.
Tight lines to you all.
Picture Oystercatcher eggs on beat 8.