The Helmsdale recorded 11 fish off last week even with unsettled conditions, looks like spring has finally sprung on the river.
William Jappy got the ball rolling with a fresh fish from Lower Caen beat 1 on one of our Willie Gunn TigerTail coneheads and the fish just kept coming for the rest of the week. Usual suspect Andy Sutherland had a fish from Kilphedir pool and another 2 followed in the next few days for rods fishing the same pool including one from John Mackay Wick on another willie gunn pattern. Astonishingly beat 6 has not produced yet but that will definitely change this week as fish filter through the system.
Remember we are offering a 3 + 1 deal on all salmon flies until the end of the month ( apart from new collection flies ) so grab some when you have the chance of a few freebees! Our new collection flies continue to outsell all others and there are more to come, its the best collection of salmon flies out there so keep an eye on the reports here and also...Read more
It's a real slow start to the season everywhere this year and only 3 fish have been caught on the Helmsdale. Kildonan rods had a fish from beat 4 and Andy Sutherland had his second of the season from Kilphedir pool beat 2 at 8lbs, other than that the fishing has been very poor. It looks like the cold weather has maybe held back the early spring run, lets hope so. Spring will ease in eventually but its not happening anytime soon.
Our new fly collection is selling fantastically well everywhere, looks like people have loads of fishing lined up this year and want to have the best flies available. SuperSquid Cascade silver conehead and Blue Ass Willie Gunn are the outstanding favourites so far, team these up with a black & yellow Monkey or two and our SuperSnaelda Cascade and you have all bases pretty much covered for catching spring salmon.
Our collection of fishing tackle is growing in Baxters Village Clothing shop with a great selection of deadly salmon flies, boxes...Read more
The salmon fishing pause button is still pretty much engaged around the country as winter holds its grip on proceedings. Barring a very few spots, grue and ice is still winning the battle. Archie Richie braved the elements and took a fine 15 pounder off the Ness and Spey expert Graham Ritchie had a sparkling 8 pounder from the icy Rothes & Aitkenway beat.
The North is quiet although the Brora river has reported 5, the Helmsdale is still treading water on 2. The forecast is for more normal March conditions next week so hopefully we witness a thaw and rivers flowing again ice free with springers on the move.
If you have not heard already, we have a new salmon fly collection on the go ( and they are very much on the go!) flying out the door in preperatin for lots of fishing to ahead. They are being snapped up quickly espacially our new Cascade SuperSquid and Blue Ass Willie Gunn, These are set to be huge sellers. The good news is that at the rest of the collection arrives,...Read more