The river produced around 18 fish last week despite the low water and bright conditions. The forecast for the week ahead is for rain most days so the fishing should improve.

Our new Solar and Firetail selections have been absolutely flying out the door so if you have not grabbed one or two then you are missing out! they are serious best sellers...see them in the report below. We have now added a blistering new personalised gift selection where there is an option to add a lovely gold personalised plaque which is perfect for birthdays and retirements etc. Just let us know in the comments section when ordering what you would like to put on the plaque and we will get it organised for you. Pics below of the best salmon fly selection you will ever need....which you can personalise full of our latest flies and best sellers.

Plaque options to give you an idea

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Good week

River levels were dropping away last week on the Helmsdale but fish were obviously running. Local experts Andy Sutherland, Corrie Cormack and Hugo Ross all took full advantage bagging 3 or 4 each from all over the river. The total for the week was estimated at over 20 so things are hotting up. Adam Macdonald also got in on the act with a few casts here and there and caught something you don't often see mid April - not well mended, the colour says it all but it was amusing non the less, and a salmon (pic below)

With travel restrictions being eased last Friday there has been an inevitable spike in fishing bookings and our website has exploded with flies and accessory orders. Below is our new deadly set of Firetail Cascades and Willie Gunns which were a best seller for us last season and you can buy...

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We have had some amazing "sell out" flies recently at Helmsdale Co but the good news is that a load of them are back in stock as of today plus our new RS Solar Flamethrower tied on superb gold Patriot doubles. This fly is a stunner and was designed be Ron on the back of the huge success of our Solar Monkey. Do not delay in buying these as they will not last too long, grab some as soon as you see them!! along with these we also have the following flies back in stock, these were also all best sellers. RS Alistair Flamethrower, RS Cascade Firetail, RS Willie Gunn Firetail, RS Solar Cascade, RS Naked Kinermony, RS Red Cascade and many more...see pic below. We will be putting the set below together online too as one of our lethal exclusive new fly selections, they are stunning flies you simply cannot get anywhere else.

To buy these latest flies click here to our "latest in" page where you will see them all -

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A better week

The Helmsdale started to fish better after a big flood midweek freshened things up, the springers were obviously waiting. A dozen fish were reported by midday Saturday after some decent fishing on beats 5 & 6 and team Grant once again have made all the headlines, this time it was Glencoast tackle shop owner Yvonne who landed her first salmon on beat 5, a sea-liced 10 pounder.

We are now taking international orders as anglers set their sights on hopefully fishing overseas. The whole salmon scene is cranking up as restrictions look like easing, lets hope things open up properly soon after April 26th in Scotland at least.

Yvonne with her proud dad Andy Sutherland giving a helping hand.

One of our international selections heading for Russian bound anglers from the USA hopefully fishing early July.

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