Prospects

Prospects for coming week

(Last updated: Monday 13th April)

Returning to more wintery conditions (rain, wind and snow) this weekend has brought a small rise to the local rivers and three salmon have been reported this morning (Monday 13th April) from the River Cree including the first springer for the Water of Minnoch. This is very encouraging to anglers who have been particularly sparse upon the river banks so far this season.

And it is not only the Cree that have been recording catches - the first Bladnoch springer has been reported to FishGalloway - a 12 lbs salmon caught beneath Barhoise falls by Graeme Parks - on Saturday 4th April.

If you're out fishing the Cree or Bladnoch and have anything to report, please send a message and any photos of your fishing beat and/or catches to rowan@gallowayfisheriestrust.org.

Legally, all salmon must be returned until 1st April. The river rules of the Cree and Bladnoch DSFB's state that all fish must be returned unharmed until the 1st June. A side of smoked salmon reward scheme may still be available on the River Bladnoch for returning spring salmon up until the 1st June. Contact Jonny Haley via the Mochrum Park fishery description page for more details.




Fishing at Linloskin
Phil Burgess takes an early evening cast upon the magnificent Linloskin Pool on the lower Cree, having already landed a beautiful 12 lb hen salmon earlier in the day on September 14th 2011.

Fishing at Linloskin
Against the backdrop of Larg and Lamachan Hills, Steve Morris fishes the wonderfully diverse winding Water of Minnoch upon Beat 2 of Glentrool Estates, September 2011.

Fishing at Linloskin
Colin Richardson fishes the fly at the meetings, just below the junction where the Tarff water meets the River Bladnoch on Clugston Estate Beat 1 .

Fishing at Linloskin
In high water upon the Newton Stewart Angling Association beat of the Cree. This section, known as the Ragg Run can be one of the most productive parts of the beat and is easily accessible, lying just upstream of the A75 road bridge.

Fishing at Linloskin
The Dalbeattie Angling Association upper beat on the River Urr becomes particularly productive from August onwards. On this day towards the end of August 2011, a short walk down the beat saw us witness a magnificent fresh 16 lb cock salmon and 3 grilse being caught and released on the water, which is open right up until the end of November.

Fishing at Linloskin
When Earlstoun Power Station generators are being switched off, this section of the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee just below Ken Bridge can be quite productive for New Galloway Angling Association with brown trout and the occasional salmon caught.

Fishing at Linloskin
An angler fishes at the very top of Beat 1 on the Double Water daily-let section of Stair Estates, where the Cross and Main waters of Luce meet. This three and a half mile stretch of river is very productive up until the end of July for sea trout and thereafter, salmon and grilse.

Weather information

In a sport where success can be directly related to the particular weather and water conditions, accurate information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is invaluable. By regularly checking our links to the sites listed below anglers can be well informed on how the week's weather pattern is developing.

www.metcheck.com
www.metoffice.gov.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/weather/
www.greatweather.co.uk