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January

23/01/2008

Ronald Sutherland

23/01/2008

Helmsdale River opening 2008 Day Two

Day two of the free fishing saw another large turnout on the river with many anglers fishing the Helmsdale for the first time. After an early frost, fishing conditions were favourable once again as the river had dropped to around 1ft 3, The only negative aspect being the water temp - a mere 35 degrees. With river water temperatures so low we do not expect too many spring salmon to be coaxed out of the warmer sea so it was no surprise that the day provided another blank. If the forecast is correct we should experience milder conditions this week ahead.....I might just be forced to have an odd cast in my lunch breaks, watch this space!

Many thanks to all who attended yet again to make the past three days a spectacular occasion for the village.

Published on Wednesday 23 January 2008 by Ronald Sutherland

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