Farr Side to 31st May 2018
Well that's the end of the spring fishing for this season, the early months where dominated by cold weather which made it nearly impossible to get started on the river then as soon as the snow and frost went it never stopped raining so much a wash out for the first few weeks of the season.
It was very quiet on the river fish wise, the beats around Kelso started to pick up some fish but not as many as usual, so no fish for us until May this year when we had 2 in 2 days both very fresh 1 out the Dish 10lbs on the fly and 1 out the Stream also on the fly.
Fish started to show end of April but in small numbers. May some fish starting to lie in the pools on the whole beat so gave us some encouragement! Some fish moved on and not many came in to replace them the bright dry weather this last 3 weeks is not helping. As I speak the river is at summer level now with no significant rain forecast for the next week or so.
We might get some thunder and rain to freshen things up this weekend fingers crossed.
A few Cha fed on the beat after the floods of last season Sangstars has filled in the middle so now giving us 2 streams to fish she looks good in the low water just need some fish in it'
As a result of that the Boat Pool is a slower bigger water now so that helping pool not as fast. Flow in stream has moved to the north bank this year and more water coming same side of the hut.
Let's hope we get some water in June and July and see if any fish come, but looking at catches around Coldstream it is not looking like much is pushing into the river at moment.
Plenty ducklings about now and we have Sand Martin's nesting beside the island only the second year in my time.
Seen the King Fisher but she not nesting with me this year.
I have a new pup named Honey and I hope you will all see her this season.
I will be starting to strim as grass growing like mad now and also the weed in river getting a start.