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(Last updated: Wednesday 2nd May)
1 May Alan Blyth
April started very unsettled with the river up and down and with very cold and windy weather. The river settled down and it became a bit warmer and salmon, seatrout and brown trout were caught. I caught a 10 lb springer and lost one soon after on a Yellow Belly fly at Lincluden. A few days later John Cameron had a 12 pounder at Lincluden – well done John, fly Willie Gunn. It's been a good month for John, he had two at Friars Carse, 19 and 23 lb. – great fishing Also salmon have been showing in most pools. I will say most pool are under fished. Seatrout have been caught. John Cameron had a 4.5 lb seatrout on the fly Stoat's Tail, at St Michael's bridge. Also seatrout were caught at the Boat House spinning and I also heard of an 8 lb salmon at the Boat House again spinning. The Wee Green has been quiet this spring, it fishes well spinning, worm or fly. Billy Clawson caught a 3.5 lb lovely marked brown trout with a toby lure. It's been a late spring but the swallows are here, birds are singing and I saw the first ducklings this year. It's getting warmer and there will be more springers with each tide and I can't wait, seatrout night fishing is just round the corner.
Catch any fish or any fishy stories, give me a ring. Allan Blyth 01387-721211.
28th April - Friars Carse
Another fish for John Cameron at Friars Carse this time a 12lb fish that again fell to a Willie Gunn, that was fished through the Island Pool, well done John keep them coming. Late report from yesterday of another fish for the beat was a an 8lb fish caught by Mr Burns whilst fishing a Rapala.
There seems to be a nice run of fish in the system at the moment, get yourself out there and give it a go.
Orvis Endorsed Guide
27th April Friars Carse beat - Regular t the beat John Cameron had a great afternoons sport yesterday whilst fishing the Riding Stone pool with a Willie Gunn fly a cracking brace of fish weighing in at 23lbs and 19lbs both from the same lie in consecutive casts, well done John. Both fish quickly photographed and returned safely to the river.
The hotel will be running it's next Fly Fishing & Fly Tying course at the beginning of July, day visitors for both can be accommodated so why not give the hotel a call 01387 740388.
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An angler fishing on Frairscarse beat last autumn in the sun.