Another Excellent Week & Three Firsts for three young brothers!
Not withstanding low water and less than half a dozen rods per day fishing,
we have taken 36 fish for the week to August 11th.
During this week, Mark Allsop (UK) caught - and released - 7 grilse for 3 days fishing,
Daniel Mueller (Switzerland) also caught 7, & Franco Brustio (Italy) had 11 to 10.3lb.
Daily catches were as follows:
Aug. 5: 3 grilse including 2 for one rod.
Aug. 6: 3 fish including two of 7.5 & 8.2lb for one rod.
Aug. 7: 3 fish including 2 for one rod to 10.3lb.
Aug. 8: 7 grilse, including 2 each for 2 anglers.
Aug. 9: 5 grilse including 2 for one rod plus a First Ever!
Aug. 10: Second Best Day of Season.
9 fish including 3 each for 2 anglers (one of whom had fish of 6.3, 7.4 & 8.2lb).
Aug. 11: 6 fish to 6.5lb. including 3 First Ever salmon.
The three Firsts on the 11th. was a remarkable story. Pat Casey brought his 3 young sons - Tom (9), Rory (11) & Jamie (13yrs) - none of whom had ever fished in fresh water before - for a half guided day with Glenda. All three caught their First Ever salmon & Jamie caught two. At one point, two of the lads were both playing fish at the same time!
The July total was 71. For August, we have already taken 42 to the 11th., and the season total to date is 231.Prospects
With a little fresh on the river, fish have livened up, and a lot more grilse are now running.
Rods and accommodation are available in the coming weeks.Staff Wanted
We're looking for a couple of people to work in the Lodge from now until the end of September.
Duties include preparation of breakfast/packed lunches & houskeeping. Opportunity to fish as well of course.
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