Monday, 21 May 2012


May 20th; water levels are now around one foot above summer low and very clear, the water temperature is at 51.5 oF. Since the big rise of water last week the hatches have been very sparse and thus the trout activity slow. Warmer weather and light winds are now with us for a while and should settle conditions.

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There is still salmon entering the river with each tide and travelling far upstream, with the average weight in the mid-teens of pounds it has been an incredible spring. A few good sea trout are now making an appearance.

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May 21st: a very warm day with temperatures reaching 20oC, bright cloudless skies and low clear water were making the daytime fishing challenging.


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Hatches are hard to find during the middle of the day and fishing into the evening or an early start is more productive. There are still good mid day trout to be had for the persistent dry fly fisher, a much easier task though on the nymphs.