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May

Solid performance ( offers )

Ronald Sutherland

We are still on a "Buy 3 get 1 free deal" on flies so get stuck in, the fish are running and you need to be armed and ready!!

We are also doing some great prices on Simms jackets and rods and lines for June, call Ronald on 01431821372 to grab a bargain!

Another decent week on the Helmsdale is raising confidence in the prospect of a good season. The weather has been very unsettled and quite unseasonal on the temperature side with buffeting cold North Westerly winds but importantly the river height has been good. Earlier in the week it was down to around 7/8ins which suited the Association water and locals took full advantage. The Read more

23

May

Good fishing

Ronald Sutherland

The fish have arrived on the Helmsdale and the last 2 weeks produced around 80 for the second week in May and last week around 60-70 were recorded. All the usual flies were doing the business and the local water is also giving a few.

One of the highlights was a first fish on fly for young local angler Jordan Marshall on one of his own new "hot head" tubes from Roaries pool, it tipped the scales at 7lbs and it is safe to say Jordan will be visiting the river on a much more regular basis from now on.

Prospects are good so well worth getting on the water which will cost you only £25 per rod per day, oap's can get on for just £12.50 and under 16's go free.

Fish are right through the system now and...

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10

May

Big water.

Ronald Sutherland

Big water hampered fishing last week with 2 roaring spates washing out 2 days. A good week was expected on the back of the previous week but the river stayed unsettled. However against the odds another 30 fish were reported and the highlight being a magnificent 7 for Borrobol rods on beat 6 Thursday with fish up to 23.5lbs. Beat 6 is holding back a good head of fish in the high cool water and has fished well with the river in dropping mode. See spate here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxU6oCX0k1A

Borrobol Ghillie Glen Macdonald shows off their super 23.5 pounder.

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4

May

Encouraging week.

Ronald Sutherland


As predicted, the Helmsdale sprung into action last week with around 30 fish off. 5 fish were landed Monday before a washout ensued Tuesday. Ian Muir and his team fishing Borrobol rods were expecting a decent week and beat 3 Monday did not disappoint with 3 fish, he went on to grass another 6 to his own rod from beat 6 (3) and beat 5 (3) including a belting 20 pounder from the Swirl beat 6. Meanwhile most of the other rods were bumping into some nice fish throughout the river with one from the Canal pool at the very head of the system, fish are definitely now in the loch. The best fish of the week was a thumping 23 pounder which fell to the rod of Angela Webb fishing the gravelly pool

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