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(Last updated: Monday 20th June)
Good morning all! Today is technically Summer Solstice (first day of Summer), though the rain this morning seems to differ with me! Last week weather wise was grey and overcast, with heavy down pours, turning into light showers, gradually getting less towards Saturday - when we actually saw some sunshine! Yesterday (Sunday) came heavier rain, but nothing has altered the river heights just yet. This coming week the only water currently forecast is for Friday and Saturday afternoons, which could also be susceptible to change (you know how it is!), with sunshine and clouds for the rest of the week. Temperatures are set to stay above 10 degrees all week, and getting up to 18 degrees in parts. We do need a lift in the river, but depsite this, last week was an impressive week considering the elements. Total for the week came to 123 for reporting beats, and the total for the whole season is at 1784. Largest caught was a 15lb-er from Milne Graden. Terry Harper was at the Lees and he had an impressive week with a total of 18! Other top beats were Tillmouth and Tweedhill both with 12 for their weeks. Bob at West Learmouth got one every day (apart from Friday) - well done Bob! Good sign to see beats still regularly catching fish, showing fresh fish are still coming into the river.
There have been reports of good catching at Wooler and Tindal beats for seatrout and Bob at West Learmouth has been swearing by Orange Chernoybl Ants recently! Trout wise, olives and yellow sallies have been the go to flies for the week. Salmon fishers have been using micro coneheads, combined with full floating lines, or dressed trebles (Aurora Cascades with feelers, Silver stoats, Black Sheep) with full floaters and intermediate tips.
If anyone wants to report their catches this week, please feel free to let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , tel 01573 228500 or pop into our shop in Kelso for a chat! Wishing everyone a great week on the river and tight lines from Tim and the Tweedside Tackle team for
To be updated soon.Catches reported to us were: