Hi All, Well that's 2017 Salmon fishing over and done. (not before time some might say!)
Firstly November, The first fish of the month went to Mr Jamie Boyd on his first visit to the beat, A personal best for Jamie (12 lb) Caught on a Flamethrower from the Boat Shiel. The 13th and 2 1 for Mr Bob Bulloch from the Whirls. Then another personal best and as it turned out our biggest fish of the season. A 21 lb fish For Mrs Jan Christie caught in the Whirls on a Cascade. 2 fish that week for Mr George Holdsworth, 1 from the Elm Weil and the other from the Whirls.
The last fish of the season was caught by Mr Phil Dickinson making his first ever visit to the beat. Caught in the Boat Shiel on a Gledswood Shrimp.
Not a November to get excited about for numbers of fish but it was noticeable that the fish were as in October much larger than average.
Overall the season has followed the pattern of the last 3 years, Spring was as in previous years steady, with fish coming steadily from early April onwards For whatever reason we seemed to loose more fish than normal!
Summer and plenty of water! Good old barbecue summer! on the plus side this meant a decent run of fish through the summer months.
Autumn and as in the last few season no Autumn run to speak of, plenty of fish about sadly mostly older fish and hard to interest in the fly, on the plus side most of these fish were in double figures with one or two very large fish about.
Top Rod Trophy
And well done to Mr Tim Briggs on retaining his title. As for the rest of you must try harder!! (and to who it may concern stop losing as many!!)
Mr T Briggs 9 Salmon
Mr G Thomas 5 Salmon
Mr N Bateman 4 Salmon
Mr P Mickly 4 Salmon
Onwards and upwards lets put this season to bed and look ahead to 2018 and hope the theories are right (depending on which one you believe!) Fingers crossed we see more fish returning to the Tweed and we can have a season to remember for the right reasons.
We are now taking bookings for next season and have been quite busy already so if you would like to make sure you get the days you want contact us before its too late!
Wishing you all a merry Christmas and tight lines for 2018