(Last updated: Sunday 20th May)
Last week's forecast was reasonably accurate, hot, bright and sunny, not ideal fishing conditions. This coming week is pretty similar, again no rain, temperatures into the high teens apart from Tuesday which
oddly is not forecast to reach double figures. The wind should remain light all week.
The tides peaked at the end of last week and there will be no new water till next Friday.
I have yet to see a Swift though they usually arrive almost by clockwork on tge 15th May. My House Martins have not turned up at all yet, although they make a mess and are not everyone's favourite I do enjoy seeing them. My blue tit eventually laid nine eggs and is still sitting.
An angler on Laggan beat
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When releasing fish
1. Try to maintain a good pressure on the fish and don't prolong the fight.
2. Keep the fish underwater in the net whilst removing the hook.
3. Support the fish in 2 places when lifting.
4. If alone take a photo of the fish in the net. If lucky enough to have a companion, take a quick photo as you lift the fish from the net and into the water.
5. Allow all the air bubbles to exit through the Gills.
6. Do not let the fish go until it is ready! The first kick does not signify this!
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