(Last updated: Friday 15th July)
This week began with a three foot rise on the Cree. This was very well received and catches have picked up once more - totalling four salmon/grilse for the Cree, two salmon on the Bladnoch at Clugston and Killiemore and a single 14 lb fish for the Dalbeattie AA water on the Urr - on Monday.
The Fleet, which is rarely fished nowadays, looked perfect on Monday afternoon. The Murray Usher Foundation will shortly be offering day lets again, priced this year at only £10/day. Long grasses do make some of this fishing a little tricky to access but once upon the various pools, this water is a real gem given the beautiful scenic Fleet Valley backdrop. Whilst sea trout have been the targeted stock on the Fleet in recent years, salmon also enter the river towards the summers end.
Whilst we had a lovely summery day on Thursday, rain will not be too far away across the weekend. Tight lines.
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. Legislation on this will come into force from April 1st 2016.