(Last updated: Sunday 22nd April)
The forecast was reasonably accurate but the wind on Tuesday was certainly stronger than I had anticipated, it made the fishing difficult and increased the rate of snowmelt which made conditions tricky for the
rest of the week. It was really Saturday before the last of the turbidity disappeared, although the fish could see the fly, I am sure the irritation of the sediment through the gills reduced the catches.
Temperatures remain close to double figures, Monday and Tuesday will be dry then there will be some rain everyday till the weekend. Tides, there will be no new water till Wednesday, and then the tides start to build again. Hopefully the river levels will be a little more settled.
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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