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September

Season drawing to a close

Ronald Sutherland

Some good chat on our Helmsdale river Forum - just "sign in" and have a go, lets hear your point of view on the river etc and meet some new fishing friends. Use the link at the top of the page on the left.

We are now taking orders for next year if you require any specific patterns tied up, call us and we can get your order in the system. Don't forget we are now Hardy dealers and can supply you with the full range of Hardy & Greys equipment.

The last 10 days of the season fizzled out rather quietly with around 40 - 50 fish being reported. Temperatures held up so the fish were never really switched into aggressive spawning mode. However, there was one highlight, Ian Muir had a super day on beat 1 fishing in classic Helmsdale dibbling mode for Kildonan rods and landing 7 for his efforts from Salscraggie through to Upper Caen. The setup was one of our micro...

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September

Season fizzling out....

Ronald Sutherland

We have had the best of it now by all accounts and it looks like the season will be drifting out on a low note unlike the start! The final tally will limp over the 1000 mark but it will be best remembered as a "non event". There were around 35 fish off last week and a sealiced grilse from the Marrel pool

The good news is that we are running our famous fly BOGOF for the rest of the week so if you have fishing planned on the Tweed etc, then bulk up with some great back end flies right now, Rs SuperSnaeldas, Frances Coneheads, Junction Shrimp.....all lethal Autumn flies. Also...

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15

September

24 pounder off.

Ronald Sutherland

The water is down to near summer levels again and the fishing is fading as a result, not a surprise after such a good spell lately. Fresh fish have all but dried up and the residents are taking quite a lot of persuasion to have a go or swing a glance at the fly. However, it was not all doom and gloom and some rods caught in the teens. The highlight was a fine 24 pounder to Nick Day from the Ewes Neuk pool beat 5 fishing with George Hardy Achentoul. Sunray Shadow and small coneheads were most effective. Our RS SuperSnaelda is still causing a bit of a stir and here is the latest testimonial on its prowess -

"Dear Ron,

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September

River dropping back

Ronald Sutherland

After a few very good weeks on the Helmsdale, water levels are dropping back to our usual. The week before last provided around 85 fish with a dozen off the Association water. Jim Forsyth landed two fine fresh fish on a visit at 8 & 10lbs, both with sea-lice and the Flat pool was again the place to be with fairly high water. I also had a cracking morning landing 3 fish before breakfast on our deadly Cascade Alistair. The water was up and the air temp was cold as you can see from the pics, 3 degrees at 5.19am ( early bird and all that! ) so a full intermediate line was deployed and it was not long before the first fish was in the net dripping with sealice. Another 2 coloured...

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