Local water coming into good order

Ronald Sutherland

The Association water has started to fish nicely this week as the water drops away. 8 salmon were caught with an even spread between locals and visitors, most fish came from Roaries pool. Archie Miller had the biggest at 15lbs from the Flat pool. Simon Purvis ended his week with 3 fish by grabbing a double on Saturday and Peter Dawson had 2. Some super bags of seatrout were also taken on the perfect suiting tide when cloud cover was right. Myself and Alistair Jappy had the best of it with 6 each one night up to 3lbs. The whole river produced around 75 so things are fairly steady and encouraging. We now await the first proper signs of grilse running as one was caught last week.

We have cracking deals on rods lines and Simms and Loop wading jackets so call me for a bargain! tyhe buy 3 get 1 free is now closed for the summer, many thanks to all who have taken us up on this offer. Tight lines.

One of the first decent seatrout nights to be had from yours truly below. We have all the deadly flies you need and hands free headlamps as you can see attached onto the loop cap.

Last week in May report

The fishing slowed down a little last week but a healthy 45 - 50 were still caught. A washout on Tuesday did not help the Association water and I only heard of 2 being caught. The beats picked away with Torrish rods catching their season best of 11 for the week with the Denham party. The Highlight of the week was a stunning 26 pounder from beat 3 above to actor Geoffrey Palmer from one of the Chancellor pools fishing Suisgill rods.

With the weather due to settle down and warm up for the week ahead prospects should be good for the whole river including the Association water which you can sample it right here from a view you will not have seen before, big thanks to Otis Ferry for the footage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPiJg3SOMaM

The dropping river will also get the seatrout anglers out in the dark looking to contact one of these power packed gorgeous specimens! I'll certainly be sharpening my wee doubles!

We are still doing great offers on wading jackets from Simms Loop and Vision, we have a big selection of salmon lines on offer also and our "buy one get 3 free" is still running on all flies until the end of the month, Check out some of our superb wee seatrout doubles right here - http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/trout-flies/sea-trout-flies.html

A couple of the very best proven killers,Teal Blue & Silver & Butcher

Butcher wee double

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