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April

Low water

The Helmsdale is picking away with around 30 off in the last week, the Association water also produced a few, the low water suits that beat so it is well worth getting a day ticket.

Tactical options are evolving fast as the season progresses and temps rise. Salmon are now being tempted right on the surface hammering into sunray shadow tubes fished fast and square as well as coneheads fished a little deeper. The most successful anglers always carry a wide range of flies tied on different densities to cover any eventuality. Fishing a nice long line with intermediate tip and letting your chosen fly swing steadily all day works! But, always be prepared to quickly change your approach to a full floating setup and smaller fly if the temperature rises and there is surface action. Shorten up your line, raise your rod tip and tease a fast moving plastic Sunray Shadow and prepare for some monumental offers...salmon really do almost make your heart stop as they aggressively explode onto tubes fished this way. Keep all options open, fish a tungsten tube through heavy likely looking water as fish will happily grab a fly presented right on their nose just as they will also come a long way for a wee double or tube fished on the surface in a likely looking glide at the tail of a pool.

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Some more recently successful Helmsdale anglers below, Alistairs and Gold Body Willie Gunns doing the damage in a week when their party had 8 on the Achentoul rods with ghillie George "hardy" Sutherland and a helping hand from Johnny Hardy.

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Alan Shanahan with a belting 15 pounder from Ewe's Neuk on beat 5

Pano Constantinedes, vale of tears beat 6 with another 15 pounder.



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