(Last updated: Thursday 12th February)
Yesterday was the opening day of the salmon fishing season on the River Bladnoch (11th February). River levels are not particularly good at the moment but snow melt has lifted the river over the last few days. Air temperature has warmed up this week, compared with the freezing temperatures we endured until Sunday. This has meant a quick snow and ice melt which provided some water in the river on Monday.
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.