(Last updated: Friday 20th October)
This week has been much more settled than lately with only sporadic downpours occurring further East. A swathe of low pressure coming in from the West tomorrow will see rain return across the region for at least the day. After which, for now, Thursday looks to be fairly dry. Most beats are recording catches and news from the Minnoch has been particularly encouraging with 101 salmon recorded on the Glentrool Estates water to date this season.
STOP PRESS Scottish Government have released their proposed Conservation Limits for the 2018 season - likely changes to the Galloway river categories for the 2018 season are as follows.
The River Bladnoch changes from a category 2 to a category 3. All other river categories remain unchanged (the Cree as a category 1 river, the Luce and Urr as category 2 rivers and the Fleet and Dee as category 3 rivers). All salmon must be returned unharmed to the river throughout the entire fishing season across all category 3 rivers.
Please familiarise yourself with the 2017 DSFB Conservation Measures put in place on the Cree, Bladnoch and Urr which can be found via the Fishing Regulations section of the website. Further amendments for the 2018 season will be posted as soon as they become available.