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Last week

(Last updated: Wednesday 18th July)

18th July - Friars Carse report.

A few anglers have been out with very little success since the beginning of July when Pat Stevens who was there during one of the fishing courses had some very nice grayling & brown trout whilst fishing a size 20 deer hair caddis despite the bright conditions. The rain over the last few days has made little difference to the river it really needs a prolonged spell, then we could be in for a bonanza.
Take care of any fish that you may catch during this hot weather, give them plenty of time to recover in the net before release.

Next fishing & fly tying course is 10th,11th & 12th September contact the Hotel or myself for more information (if you can't get out to fish why not try tying some flies)

Ian Griffin
Orvis Endorsed Guide

Burgh water June report

After an early thunderstorn in June, the Nith soon dropped away and with warm weather the river was very low. The tidal water had a few fish in the pools. Night fishing was poor. After the tide some anglers did well with all methods catching fish. I've heard David Hughes had seatrout with the worm at the Castledykes. Billy Clawson had one grilse and seatrout caught with mepps and I had a 2 lb. seatrout stripping a sunray in the Wee Green. David Cuthbert also had some seatrout with small flies at Lincluden. The tidal stream at the Castledykes is very dirty with big tides. It's worth a try using fly, spinner or the worm, you have a chance of a sea liced fish, but remember if you fish the Castledykes or further down stream, the mud will be deep and sticky – you can get into trouble. With big tides there will be a bore which can be frightening. Get a tide book and it will help to keep you safe.

Catch any fish or any fishy stories, give me a ring.
Allan Blyth
Tel 01387-721211

Andy from Blackwood and Dalswinton reports that salmon are quiet, but the seat tout are in and are showing in many pools on both the
estates. Well worth an evening trip out as the fishing has been light.

Beat catches reported
(week ending 14th July)
SALMON & GRILSE: None reported
SEA TROUT: None reported
TROUT: None reported

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