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It was another tough week on the Helmsdale last week as low water persists. Hitch flies and tiny Frances flies scored as well as anything but generally the good stock of fish in the river were hard to please. However, there are lots of big fish around and this was proved in abundance by a trip to the new stream on beat 3 by the Achentoul rods who caught two fish which combined to tip the scales at over 50lbs. 2 huge fish of 25 and 28lbs were caught and more spotted rolling around, (pics and more details to follow). Tiny coneheads were doing the trick and there are none better than the micro Frances pictured below, I have added a size 14 silver stoat double to give scale to the tiny tubes. These will score anywhere right now as all the rivers are low and we have lots of them available. Let them drift deep, retrieve at various speeds and stand by for action!
The catch almost halved last week from the week before due to the river dropping back to around summer levels and a nagging upstream wind. A sprinkling of fresh fish were caught again and two sparklers came from the Association water, a grilse from Mick Buttery and a nice 7 pounde sealicer for William Jappy. There is still good availability on this fine fly water. The weather looks to be getting very unsettled in the week ahead so hopefully we will get another lift in the water at some stage.
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