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February

Time for discussion.....

Ronald Sutherland

As a Fishing Tackle shop owner in Helmsdale I continually get asked by anglers from all over the world via the shop and email etc "can I fish on the Helmsdale river"
My answer is always "yes, on the Association water only".
The Fishery Review is soon to consult apparently on the setting up of new Fishery Management Organisations to replace and update the current Fishery Board management system which has been in place since the 1800s. Now is time to revisit the rodding arrangements on the Helmsdale river and bring the rotation up to date and fit for purpose in today's society.

People ask "how many rods are available on the Helmsdale river"
I say - 12 visitor + approx 70 local on 1 mile of tidal water
They say - what about above the Association water?
I say - 12 rods on 23 miles of water
They say - can I fish there?
I say - no
They say - why not?
I say - because we are not permitted to fish there.
They say - who...











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14

February

No 3 off

Ronald Sutherland

The week is getting better - Kildonan Ghillie Martin Grant has landed No 3 from Salscraggie pool once again. The sea-liced fish weighed in at around 11lbs.

Colin Armer, Brora, has caught the second fish of the season from Salscraggie pool beat 1. Colin was fishing Achentoul rods and the bar of silver weighed in at a healthy 12lbs. The fly was a red & yellow conehead home tie from Colin on a 2" tube.

We are still on a buy 3 get 1 free on all flies. This great offer will run all through the spring and it is going great gunns so stock up before we run out of your favourite flies!

2014 was one of our most successful years since Helmsdale...

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8

February

And so it begins...

Ronald Sutherland

And so it begins!

The latest government consultation on the possible introduction of carcass tagging and a license to kill salmon in Scotland. View it and reply here - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0046/00469573.pdf

Because of the nature of the topic (anglers will want to interact on the subject) Please sign into the Helmsdale river forum on the left hand side of this page where I have started a new thread laying out exactly how I think this latest Government proposal will unfold. I am basing my comments on the fact that I believe these measures are probably going to get the nod. This is set to be a HOT topic! Signing in is easy and like any other Forum, just make up a username and password and you are instantly in - there are currently 76 users.






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1

February

Unsettled conditions hampering fishing.

Ronald Sutherland

Don't forget we are still in a "buy 3 get 1 free" mode on all flies throughout the spring. So far we have had gmajor takeup on this cracking deal which means you are getting top quality flies for real good prices so long as you purchase in multiples of 3, this does not have to be the same fly either, mix and match as much as you like and we will add the free flies based on your order. Get stuck in as we have some amazing new flies on offer - check out the "Hot new RS flies" category.

Please also feel free to bid on the Archie Foundation fishing lots on the last fishing report or my personal facebook page, some interesting lots there and all for a great cause, Well done to Dawn Cowie for organinsing. Bids close Feb 28th and if you want to be called during the actual Auction on the night please leave a contact number with us.

The...

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