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October

14/10/2007

Ronald Sutherland

14/10/2007

End of season report

The long awaited final Helmsdale fishing report can be summed up as "not a season to remember" - it started badly, did not get much better, peaked 4 weeks late again and faded out quietly.
The few Spring fish that appeared were in excellent condition but unfortunately our grilse were in the wars again. Underweight and under attack by a nasty parasite, these poor fish need a break soon or they will not be worth catching.

Hopefully the great success of the NASF will help with numbers as more nets are hung up around the coast, however the cutting edge SALSEA project may determine the best way forward if they find a few clues as to what is happening to fish at sea.

Top rods this season were Kildonan lead by ghillies Martin Grant and Gordon Trail. The key to their success ( I hear ) was fishing a little deeper using Frances & Snaelda flies in Tungsten, copper & conehead versions - the Sunray shadow had a quiet...


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October

06/10/2007

Ronald Sutherland

06/10/2007

End of season report to follow soon

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Published on Saturday 6 October 2007 by Ronald Sutherland
Last edited on Sunday 7 October 2007 by Ronald Sutherland

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