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Big fish in hatchery programme

Ronald Sutherland

The Hatchery fishing programme is well under way now on the Helmsdale and some very big fish are being caught for stripping. No surprise in that considering the form of the past season. Borrobol estate alone has had 11 in the 20 - 24lbs range, 2 at 25lbs and had others of 27,28 & 30lbs. fish in the teens of pounds were also aplenty, check out another recent big fish pic below.

We have superb selection boxes available as we coast ever closer towards the Christmas period. Airflo Grippa Silicone water resistant boxes have been our best seller this season and we are now offering any fly selections of your choice in them, great gifts as a fishing thank you or simply a stunning selection of our flies for any part of the season. Just call us to make your selection, the price range is totally up to you. Here is one of our premium selections as an example -

We do ofcourse have plenty other fishing gift accessories so why not spoil someone this Christmas, If you think ahead and get your order in early we are more than happy to make sure you get everything you need.

We are also thinking of running a "buy 2 get 1 free" on all our flies at Baxters Village Fochabers next weekend so watch this space here, Facebook & Twitter for conformation and timing. This is one of our best deals of the year so you better be quick! once the flies are gone, they are gone and the selection is huge so grab the opportunity to snap some up for next spring and summer....

Our top of the range selection

Glen Macdonald Borrobol ghillie with another fish estimated at over 25lbs fishing for the Hatchery.



Its all over

Ronald Sutherland

As another season on the Helmsdale closes out there is much optimism in the air for spring 2018. The final tally will be knocking on for around 1700 fish, not bad for a river so lightly fished. The trend this season has been on a par with other Northern rivers with bigger fish dominating the run and grilse numbers coming a poor second. Remarkably there have been a handful of superb fish of over 30lbs and dozens over 20 during one of the better seasons in recent years. Rods on the river have always been difficult to access, I think it just got harder!

The Brora recorded a cracking fish of 32 lbs recently also, Mr James Stewart-Richardson being the lucky angler, The Lower Fannich pool was the hot spot, North bank, and the fish was 43 x 23.5". I don't think it would be fantasy to believe we could see a 40lbs monster grassed sometime very soon on the Helmsdale or Brora.

Don't forget I am still trying to organise fly tying lessons over the close season on Speyside, the numbers are growing and when there are enough I will negotiate with a Hotel for accom or space to execute the courses. Please email me if you are interested. We are looking at 2 days courses where you will be shown how to tie some of the deadliest modern salmon flies ever created.

On Speyside the season has had a similar feel with lots of thumping msw salmon reported and a sprinkling of grilse. For keen spring anglers like myself, this is music to the ear and I'm busy tying up, tweaking and designing some new patterns which I have to say are the most stunning new designs I have ever created by far. There are big new developments ahead for Helmsdale Company and you will be gobsmaked at the quality and innovation of the salmon flies coming your way soon. WATCH THIS SPACE VERY CLOSELY.

The season is not exactly over quite yet as many rivers are fishing extensions to the season throughout most of october and others are open until the end of November, the famous Tweed to name the most prominent. We have all the flies and tackle you need to catch that big back end monster so gram some tungstens, Monkey tubes and some sinking tips and get on the water, there are still loads of salmon to be caught! Any invites to the Tweed greatly accepted!!! its a long time until Jan 11th and the Helmsdale opening again....

Our best Autumn seller on a Tungsten tube 1/2" and 1/4 the RS Cascade Pig along with a close second, the Tungsten & copper red Frances, real heavy hitters which catch salmon for fun!

RS Cascade Pig, click here to buy -

Red Frances, click & buy here -

The Brora brute at 32lbs