After a frairly quiet first week in August with low water conditions the Helmsdale scored well again last week. Heavy thunder showers shot the river up over 1ft 6 on more than one occasion but fishing was superb once things settled down - particularly if you were on the right beat! The Association water provided occasional sport when fresh fish were moving...

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Well it looks like the Helmsdale is back on track with a big run of grilse and fair mix of salmon with the top week being July 19th - 24th. Well over 200 fish were reported with 16 from the Association water. This week past things have slowed a little but over 100 were caught again including 11 from the Association water. Prospects...

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