(Last updated: Wednesday 8th July)
Monday was particularly dismal for a summers day here in Galloway but the good rainfall has really brought the rivers up - to around 5 ft yesterday on the Cree and close to 3 ft today on the Bladnoch. Whilst many of the rivers have now dropped away quickly, the Bladnoch may hold up well for a couple of days. Weather forecasts look sketchy with increased chance of showers from Thursday onwards.
As expected, yesterdays good water has produced catches on the Cree and Bladnoch - so far 6 salmon on the lower Cree and 2 salmon for Clugston on the Bladnoch.
Rods are now online for the Fleet (Murray Usher Foundation) where night fishing for sea trout can be very popular. Day permits for the Luce (Stair Estates) should be available in the next couple of days - again, this river is particularly popular for sea trout at this time of year although salmon have already been recorded on the river this season.
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