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(Last updated: Tuesday 26th June)
The following report covers the period June 11th - 23rd.
Grilse started appearing around the west coast of Lewis in early June with regular numbers being caught by anglers fishing the Grimersta and Garynahine Rivers over the past two weeks.
Grimersta recorded 23 salmon/grilse over the two week period the heaviest of which was an 8lb cock fish from the First Stream for F. Lawrie on a Willie Gunn during the 18th. P. Ratcliffe landed two grilse on the 11th, both from the First Stream and both on a Green Butt and the same day saw S. Malloy landing one of 4lb from the Sea Pool on an Executioner. The 12th produced two grilse, one for A. Smith, the other for C. Langhorne, both of which were hooked on a Cascade at the First Stream. K. Strachan landed a 3lb grilse at the First Stream on the 16th which he hooked on a Neep. J. Laing had a 4lb-8oz grilse from the Battery Pool on the 18th which fell for a Cascade and P. Goodwin had a 4lb fish from the Ford Stream on a Green Butt the same day. The following day P. Goodwin had a memorable fishing, landing five grilse (three at 4lb and two at 4lb-8oz) from the river, three on a Green Butt and two on the Blue Elver. K. Strachan landed four grilse in two days (19th & 20th) from the Ford Stream, Alligator and Bridge Pool. G. Mackie fishing the First Stream on the 19th had a 3lb grilse on a Blue Elver. G. Seligman had one of 4lb from the Bridge Pool on the 22nd and P. Burns landed a 5lb grilse from The Bridge Pool on the 21st and on the 23rd he had a 4lb fish from the same pool, both on an Editor.
Grilse entered the Garynahine Sea Pool during the second week of June with the first fish of the Garynahine season being caught on the 15th: Donnie Whiteford landed fish of 5lb-8oz and 6lb from the Sea Pool, both on a Gold Muddler and Ivar Macary had one of 5lb on an Orange Muddler. Despite low water, Gordon Mackenzie managed to land a 4lb grilse from Little Long on an Alexandra on the 18th and the following day Ivar Macary had a 5lb fish from the Sea Pool on a Stoats Tail. June 22nd saw three grilse recorded with Ivar Macary landing a 4lb fish from the Long Pool on an Orange Muddler. The Sea Pool produced another two grilse on the 23rd which were hooked on a Watsons Bumble and Gold Muddler.
The first salmon recorded from Loch Langabhat was hooked by Robbie Bell on Wednesday, June 20th. Robbie, fishing from the Stornoway Angling Association boat hooked a 6lb grilse on a copper Toby lure.
Donnie Whiteford landed this 7lb salmon whilst fishing a Park Shrimp Conehead at Grimersta's First Stream on the evening of May 9th
A bonnie 9lb Spring salmon from the Grimersta River. Paul Hopper hooked the salmon on a size 6 Tosh in the Kelt Pool during May 4th
One of three 1lb brown trout caught in Loch Orisay. All three trout were hooked on a Goats Toe, fished on an intermediate line on May 5th
Geoff Lockett battling with a Loch Eaval (North Uist) brown trout. Geoff landed 17 trout, all of which were on or around the 12oz mark during April 28th
Donnie Whiteford with a nice Loch Langavat brown trout caught during the Obbe competition in April
Robbie Bell with a solid brown trout from Loch Langavat (Obbe Fishery)
A bonnie Loch Langavat (Obbe Fishery) trout
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