Thursday, 5 September 2013


River levels remain at summer low with the dry period of late, the water is very clear making fishing quite challenging on the bright cloudless days. The trout fishing has been sporadic, there is very little in the way of hatches at present although river bed kick samples are good. When skies are overcast and the weather more settled the trout fishing is excellent with fish taking both dries, gnats especially, north county spiders and nymphs.


Below Carlisle anglers are picking away at salmon, with the low water and low tides earlier this week the fish are reluctant to run very far and numbers are building on the lower beats, the tides are higher again toward to weekend. The middle beats are once again struggling for salmon numbers due to the lack of water although the trout fishing is good. Rain on the way for the 6th, let us see what happens, a good lammus flood may just kick the autumn run off. Water temperature – 60oF.


On the river with my good friends Kevin and Neil, we had a great time and a good laugh, saw loads of fish throughout the day and enjoyed some fine weather.


Kevin’s casting was very good and deserved a fish.


It was Neil's first time with a double handed rod and he made a fine job of it.


The fish are easily spooked in the clear water, not easy.


As they say, “there's more to fishing…………”

Opportunities for attending residential salmon courses to either get started or improve what you have for ladies and gentlemen on the Annan soon. The courses are well structured and on some very good productive water, equipment can be supplied.