(Last updated: Tuesday 9th June)
Given water, the Galloway Rivers have been providing fantastic sport this season with last week's catches topping up what has been a terrific May run of salmon. However, summer appears to have finally arrived and we are now not to expect rain until Saturday, with air temperature forecast to rise to 17 degrees celsius by Thursday. Tidal reaches will probably not disappoint and anglers may well be heading towards Kirwaugh (lower Bladnoch), Machermore (Cree) and big holding pools like Linloskin (Cree) this week.
Both spring rivers (Cree and Bladnoch) have had a good May run of fish with catches well into double figures, particularly on the Cree where there have been in excess of 40 salmon landed so far this season.
Most fish to be reported this season have been a good size too and regularly between 9 and 12 lbs. The Luce and Urr have also reported their first salmon of the season.
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