23/02/2015

Persistence and Skill Pays Off

DSCN1223_2In my last update on Saturday I did mention that we had a group of battle hardened spring salmon anglers who I was expecting great things from and I’m glad to say they didn’t disappoint. There is no point in saying that it was easy, because salmon fishing this time of year isn’t supposed to be and while it would be lovely to have a fish a day in February it is indeed rare in the extreme.

David Felton had managed to hook a fish on Saturday but it was a dreaded head shaker, to which there is generally only one outcome, i.e. getting off. Angus, Niall and Enrico tried hard but had no luck. Water levels rose again on Saturday night so fishing yesterday was difficult, with levels up to 75-80 and the usual sedge grass thrown in for good measure, which makes fishing difficult.

Last night we had very strong winds and it became bitterly cold with hail showers. Water levels were down to 63 which is better. The extreme weather however did not deter David Felton and Angus who braved the elements again this morning. David was duly rewarded for his persistence and skill of course, when he landed a lovely sea liced 7lbs4ozs fish in the Waterfall on a Collie Dog.

I’m afraid the only fishing we have left this week is on the lakes where there has to be a number of fish at this stage. The only downside would of course be temperatures, but if there is any one brave enough to venture out just give us a call.

If this happened to be on Friday you would of course have the added bonus of being able to stay in the Lodge as we are reopening then for the season. D.McEvoy