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(Last updated: Wednesday 18th October)
The last two weeks there has been some fairly heavy rain and the Annan has seen its fair share of water. On the lower and middle beats there have been a number of fishing days lost due to the river being both high and coloured although the upper beats have been clearing fairly quickly to be fishable with both spinner and fly in a big water.
Before the unsettled weather, Halleaths on the middle river were reporting salmon catches daily with the largest reported at 26lb. Since then the river has been very much up and down and we have also been battered by storm Ophelia which brought further heavy rain so there is very little to report in regards to recent catches although Newbie did report a 5lb fish on Monday during the calm before the storm.
During the higher water there have been salmon and grilse progressing through the upper beats and the Kinnel although these fish are mostly coloured now and it is looking likely that the Annan salmon run is now in the system with little else to come this Autumn in the way of fresh fish, as is the case with the majority of rivers in Scotland now.
There are now fish throughout the system and with about four weeks of the season remaining there's still time for plenty more fish to be caught and with a number of fish reported in the mid twenties this year, there may even be a 30lber or two waiting to be hooked.
Please do email any news, your photo's to Micheal Fearns Mob 07871 771361
season review to follow.