(Last updated: Sunday 18th February)
The week ended with the level at Sprouston 2ft 8" and the water temperature is 36.
Looking at the availability for this coming week I would recommend Lower Makerstoun, Upper North Wark should all have a chance of a springer this week.
The forecast this coming week, Cloudy and wet start on Tuesday with outbreaks of rain pushing eastwards to leave the afternoon drier and brighter. Turning chilly overnight with clear spells, mist and fog patches forming locally. Dry but increasingly cloudy through Wednesday and overnight. Remaining cloudy on Thursday but largely dry with winds picking up through the day.
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Most beats will be fishing various sinking density lines with poly leaders on the end at the time of year it has to be a Black and Yellow and if that fails a Yellow and Black! Copper tubes around 1.5" should be the order of the day, some anglers are choosing to fish more with Aluminium tubes and using the fly line to get down. Pattern's I would suggest are Black and Yellow (Tosh), Posh Tosh, Gledswood Shrimp and Spring Ghillie should bring success. A wee personal favourite of mine is the Black and Yellow Samurai Shrimp at this time of year. Spinning started on the 15th so if you like to have a wee go Salmo Toby, Devon Minnow fished nice and slow should bring results.
As always come prepared and always listen to the advice of your boatman or ghillie. If you're needing to top up your fly box ahead of your trip please check out www.taysalmonfly.co.uk
Kent with his 2018 Feb srpinger from Lower-Floors.