Caledonia Fly Co


This week so far

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Last week

(Last updated: Tuesday 24th April)

Last Saturday an 8lb salmon was caught by Jamie Hyslop on Linloskin beat (River Cree). Yesterday two springers were reported, a 9lb fish caught by J Haley on the Kirwaugh beat (lower Bladnoch) and a 10lb fish by Steve Morris from the Glentrool Estates water on the Minnoch.

Beat catches reported
(week ending 19th May)
SALMON & GRILSE: Machermore 1.
Total: 1 Largest: Machermore 10lbs
SEA TROUT: None reported
TROUT: None reported

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Thanks to Darrel Dyler who sent this image - 30lb Cock Salmon caught on beat 1 on the River Luce on a Red France's on 27/09/16

Fishing at Linloskin
Upon a rise on the week of the 22nd August, Mrs Botham landed this fish of around 7 lb at Rogers on Mochrum Park, Bladnoch

Fishing at Linloskin
Jonny Haley returns a nice salmon at the 40 footer on Mochrum Park, River Bladnoch towards the end of July

Fishing at Linloskin
Sea trout fishing has been good this season, particularly for the River Luce which reported a 9.5 lb fish on Stair Estates in mid-August. The picture shows a 2 lb sea trout caught on the Urr by Hamish Leslie on the 22nd August.

Fishing at Linloskin
Jamie Hyslop with his fourth fish of the season – a fresh 9 lb salmon returned at Linloskin on the Cree in May

Fishing at Linloskin
The Newton Stewart Angling Association water is amongst the best on the River Cree. This picture was taken at the Ghyll back in June

Season review

It has been a slow start to the season. Up to the end of March the only spring salmon landed has been two caught on the Clugston Beat (Bladnoch). Kelt numbers are also low, presumably the high river flows through the winter have aided these fish to return to the sea. A 3lb sea trout was reported at the end of March from Dalbeattie AA.

The first salmon caught on the Cree was an 8lb springer from the Newton Stewart Angling Association beat on the 7th April.