Another good week on the Helmsdale Association water recorded around 25 sea-liced fish last week. The week began with a wash-out spate on Monday but that was soon forgotten as Tuesday provided 5 fish and Wednesday 7, sport continued for the rest of the week with great water holding. Most patterns were working so long as they were quite big and bright especially at the start of the week - Coneheads in particular and my new Tungsten's were fishing great - all over the North.
I will be uploading some tied tungsten tubes this week on www.helmsdalecompany.com so get your supply quick as demand is very high for this new product. I will also have new coneheads available this week. We have our highland games this Saturday 18th and a big attraction will be the North of Scotland Open fly casting championships. This year we are very lucky to have 4 special salmon rods from the Carron...Read more
Apologies for the lack of information recently, the Helmsdale Community web-site on which this report is hosted has been completely up-graded. As you will see the webmasters have done a magnificent and professional job and all on a voluntary basis - many thanks to Rick Curran and David Mason for their amazing work, and they are not done yet! The site will be under development for the next few months so please be patient as the changes will all be for the better.
The Association water sprung into action as expected during the third week of July. 30 salmon were taken with 15 reported on Tuesday 24th. This appears to have been the peak of the grilse run as the following week beginning 30th only recorded 15 fish.
As I report today on August 5th the fishing has noticeably slowed down. A constant supply of high water over the last month has resulted in fish flying through most of the lower beats and hardly showing themselves in the process however catches...Read more