No more spring fish have been caught on the Helmsdale to date after a promising start. Conditions are good but as usual, not many rods are on the water at this time, I am sure there are more fish there! The rivers Dee, Tweed and Brora will open on Tuesday Feb 1st so the season is well and truly getting under way, if conditions remain kind these rivers should produce some action on opening day, especially the Dee.
We have a special offer running for February along side Scott Mackenzie DTX rods. Every rod will be sold with a free DTX or Carron jetstream line to match. These rods with matching lines are an absolute dream to cast with. I personally use the 15ft DTX with a DTX Multi-tip or Carron full sinking line for Feb/March fishing and this is an almost unbeatable combo for...Read more
Check out some Helmsdale opening day action here...
The opening 3 free fishing days on the river Helmsdale were very well attended once again with over 200 anglers grabbing the opportunity to fish prime spring fly water. Many kelts were caught and a handful of baggots & rawners made anglers miss a heartbeat or two but another fresh runner remained elusive after the capture of the first fish on the 11th.
The profile of the event was heightened this year with the visit of Orri Vigfussun, head of the NASF and Scott Mackenzie. Scottish Television, Eric Steel and Mike Shepley with Media...Read more
Torrish estate gamekeeper Richard Bain proudly shows off his opening day fish from the Park pool on beat 2. Richard knows the river well and beat 2 is just below his house, it was fine and handy that the Torrish rods were drawn for beat 2 on the day! The fresh run salmon weighed 8lbs and was returned quickly to win a superb Scott Mackenzie DTX salmon rod and the Bridge Hotel Trophy. Conservation of spring salmon is high on the agenda on the Helmsdale River and Richard has been duly rewarded for his fine conservation gesture. When Scott Mackenzie was asked if he would donate a prize for the return of the first fish, he had no hesitation in donating one of his new top of the range salmon rods for the cause. Scott will be holding a demo and instruction day on the Kilphedir pool (beat 2) on the official opening day of Thursday 13th. This is a super chance to try out the latest awesome rod technology and watch the three...Read more