(Last updated: Tuesday 10th March)
Jonny Haley has just caught and safely returned a 9lb springer to the Cree, at the bottom of the river beneath the A75 road bridge (Machermore beat). As far as we know, this is the first Cree springer (and first Galloway River springer) to be caught this season - one week into the river Cree season. The river is at a fantastic height for fishing today. 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 email@example.com.
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.