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The Helmsdale is drifting towards the end of the season picking away. Great water last week after a dry spell would normally have heralded a killing, but it was not to be. The river topped 3 ft at one point but a drop in temperature is now required to finish the season with a bang. Recent weeks have reported around 40+ fish off so the sport has not exactly switched off but you have had to work for your reward. Locally Gordon Davidson and John "Hardy" Sutherland had fish and a few visitors got in on the act too. As usual its the angler who can best adapt to the conditions who catches the most fish so my recommendation to all is to have the following flies...Read more