(Last updated: Friday 5th April)
Although the rivers are still lacking in water, amazingly there have been fresh fish caught and only yesterday did we receive confirmation of the first Bladnoch spring salmon this year! Leo Connolly was the lucky angler fishing Kirwaugh as part of his weekly let with Mochrum Park. The fish was about 10 lb and took a 9cm jointed rapala - blue/silver.
Rain is forcast for early next week. Given water and water temperature now finally starting to warm up, this leaves great prospects for fresh fish entering the system.
When fishing the Cree and Bladnoch this spring, please respect the river rules and return all spring salmon caught up until the 1st of June. Anglers who return a salmon on the River Bladnoch can qualify for a side of smoked salmon if they produce a scale sample and picture of the salmon on its safe return. Please contact the Galloway Fisheries Trust 01671 40 3011 or visit the website www.gallowayfisheriestrust.org for more details.