(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 firstname.lastname@example.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.