Prospects

Prospects for coming week

(Last updated: Sunday 28th August)

The weekends rainfall lifted the Cree to around the three foot mark which provided some nice water across Monday and Tuesday. The Bladnoch also lifted, providing the first good water since July. The Bothams - guests fishing Mochrum Park water - landed four salmon on Monday. A further two salmon were added to their tally on Tuesday, including Braxton's 2.5 lb grilse - a delightful first ever salmon for the young lad!

Similarly, the Cree fished well across Monday/Tuesday and added 12 salmon to the catches, with 8 coming off Galloway Estates water which has been very lightly fished this season. Stair Estates on the Luce reported a lovely 15 lb salmon on Monday with the bailiff reporting plenty of fish now in the river, both for the salmon and sea trout angler.

Day tickets are available on the Stair Estates water - booked by the beat (which can accommodate 2 rods). Online booking is also available on Torhouskie (Bladnoch) where a nice grilse was landed by Abbie Ribbens during the Kirkcowan Fishing Competition on Saturday 13th August; The Murray Usher Foundation water on the Fleet priced this year at only £10/day; the Newton Stewart Angling Association water (which has been recording good numbers of salmon and sea trout catches this season). If you can get onto the Minnoch, you are almost certain to connect with a few grilse just now and on the Urr, this time of year can be very fruitful for the smaller salmon as well as large summer's.

Following the recent Scottish Government announcement on Conservation Limits - all salmon must be returned unharmed to the river throughout the entire fishing season across all Galloway Rivers.









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