Prospects

Prospects for coming week

(Last updated: Friday 11th March)

The Cree and Bladnoch are both open to salmon fishing and are the two rivers most likely across Galloway to produce spring salmon. On a good year, the Minnoch (tributary of the Cree) normally produces better numbers of spring salmon from around mid-April. Anglers on both rivers have been producing well mended kelts but no fresh spring salmon yet that we have heard of.

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.

The River Cree Hatchery and Habitat Trust are offering a trophy to the angler who catches the first Cree salmon this spring.

Tight lines.




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