(Last updated: Sunday 21st October)
The week ended with the level at Sprouston 10" and the water temperature is 45.
Looking at the availability for this coming week I would recommend the Upper Hendersyde, Tillmouth and Milne Graden beats should have a chance of some action this week. If you fancy the middle river Rutherford and Bemersyde beats will be worth a cast.
The forecast this coming week, an increasingly windy day tomorrow. After a bright start, cloud will become rather extensive, thickening enough to give a few patches of rain and drizzle, especially later in the day. Tuesday will be quite windy, but rather mild and cloudy, with a few spots of rain or drizzle at times. Wednesday will stay mostly dry, with winds gradually easing. A few patches of mist or fog may develop Wednesday night. Thursday will start out fine and dry, but with increasing clouds later as a front approaches from the north. Rain pushing in after sunset.
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With water levels dropping back to not much above summer level and the temperature is around 45 degrees not after a few frosty nights. Floating lines with poly leaders on the end should cover most fishing conditions at the moment, maybe pack an intermediate line just in case it's required. Dressed flies around a size 8 to 10 should be the order of the day, in the deeper pools it might be worth a try with little 1/2" or 3/4" copper tubes. I would suggest are Copper Cascade, Black Frances, Black and Yellow, Kylie Shrimp, Red Frances should bring success. The river is now fly only until the end of the season on the 30th November.
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.