The Helmsdale has slowed down a little, low water and the annual gap between MSW fish and grilse is evident. Seatrout Read more
Low water has put the shackles on the run recently so seatrout anglers had the best of the sport locally. The last full week on the river produced around 35 including a sprinkling from the Association water. William Jappy notched up another 3 super fish up to teens in weight including the superb fish in the pic below. Baby TDs have been working great as usual.
A good head of seatrout are now in the system and if you are fishing at nighttime with the tide suiting you will catch them. Philip Marshall has landed the best specimen so far at 4.5lbs from Roaries pool and Duncan Mackay had a fab hour before midnight Saturday landing 6 in an hour in the Coach...Read more
The Helmsdale has just come off 2 of it's strongest weeks, 85 and 70 fish approx including the Association water. Decent water made way for a strong run of fish last week of May as per usual and they were caught right through the system. The Association water continued to fish well and visitors and locals hooked up. Mick Buttery landed a nice fish in the Sewerage pool on a Lady Alistair tube and the Twins Alistair and William Jappy had 4 between them with William landing 3 up to 15lbs on the dropper, a classic and deadly Helmsdale tactic! Baby TDs are hammering fish now with the warmer water. Up river, Alistair coneheads and plastic tubes are also doing very well. Seatrout have arrived and as soon as the tides suit, nighttime sport will be good so long as the river stays low. We have some superb tried and tested seatrout flies for sale here as well as all the latest salmon fly trends and patterns. The new RS SuperSquid is fast becoming a best seller all over Europe, grab some when Read more