(Last updated: Thursday 2nd March)
The Cree opened on Wednesday and is sitting at a nice height, helped by the sudden flurry of snowfall we had on Monday afternoon. Coupled with the very high spring tides, there is every chance that the first salmon will be caught shortly. Showers are forecast through to the weekend although water temperatures remain very low this week due to heavy overnight frosts.
Scottish Government have recently reviewed Conservation Limits - which has meant changes to the Galloway river categories for the 2017 season as follows.
The River Cree changes from a category 3 to a category 1. The Luce, Bladnoch and Urr have changed from category 3 to category 2 rivers. The Fleet and Dee remain at category 3. All salmon must be returned unharmed to the river throughout the entire fishing season across all category 3 rivers.
Please familiarise yourself with the amended DSFB Conservation Measures put in place on the Cree, Bladnoch and Urr which can be found via the Fishing Regulations section of the website.