Caledonia Fly Co


This week so far

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Last week

(Last updated: Tuesday 19th June)

Very little rain throughout May and June resulted in very low water flows and poor conditions for salmon fishing. Finally some rain towards the end of last week added some welcome fresh water to the rivers and burns and a small flood occurred. On the Cree the rise was about 30cm (recorded on SEPA gauging station) which resulted in 5 fish being caught between the Newton Stewart Angling Association beat and Linloskin Fishings.

Beat catches reported
(week ending 11th August)
SALMON & GRILSE: Mochrum Park 1, Galloway Estate 1.
Total: 2 Largest: Mochrum Park & Galloway Estate 7lbs
SEA TROUT: Newton Stewart AA 1.
Total: 1 Largest: Newton Stewart AA 1lbs
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.

Throughout May and up to mid-June there was very little rainfall and increasing water temperatures. By early and mid-June river levels were really low and combined with high water temperatures discouraged salmon entering the rivers or any salmon fishing taking place. In mid-June a small spate was recorded on all the Galloway rivers which resulted in 5 salmon being caught on the lower Cree beats over a few days.