The Helmsdale is still dead and sitting on 2 whilst the Brora river has reported 5 off.
We are having a clearance sale at the Tackle Shop Helmsdale on Sat March 10th from 9am please bring cash only as the shop till is out of commission and there are various cash terminals in the village. Great deals to be had on rods, waders, reels, clothing, nets and a variety of accessories.
The first small wave of our long awaited new collection is rolling into stock amongst others - Check them out right here and grab some when you can, they are flying out the door! - http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/new-rs-collection.html
Some of our best designed flies ever are becoming available, Our clever naked range is already a huge hit going by forward orders placed...Kinermony and Cascade are available right now so you can order. Salmon cannot tear...Read more
The first fish came off the river yesterday and it was the usual suspect who did it again Andy (Torrish) Sutherland! A 10lbs sea liced torpedo. Conditions were very good with the river just over 1ft and running clear. I was invited up to fish beat one with him and duly delivered his new Loop Cross S1 15ft along with Gaelforce Spey line and some flies and tips, confidence was high as the weather had softned and there had been no overnight frost. Overhead temps were good also and it was almost flat calm with the sun out for the top of the day - it had to happen!
We had fished the classic spots of Lower Caen and Salscraggie and then started to fill in with the others so Andy headed to Johns pool, he was only 2 casts into it when the line tightened in the head of the pool and the rest is history...another first fish! I was not there but he managed to grab some quick pics before the fish was released which clearly show the fish was a superb springer.
The setup ( for...Read more