The first of these was taken by William Beattie last Friday. His brother in law John Mills had landed one in the morning, so not to be outdone by John, William landed his at Boat Point on Finlough on a Willie Gunn. The sea liced fish was weighed twice as it was very close to John’s in weight. John however still claims the bragging rights as William’s fish was an ounce lighter at 9lbs3ozs. Needless to say John was rather happy with this fact.
The second fish was taken by Tim Pettigrew yesterday from the Stream on Finlough on a Van Beck. It weighed in at 7lbs8ozs. Tim then had the misfortune of losing a bigger and fresher fish after playing it for some time.
I must compliment all our anglers this week who have persevered in very difficult conditions. The river is now below 15, but hopefully we will get some rain tonight which may stir things. Reports from around the country are generally poor with all parties assuming and hoping that the spring fish are late. We have a group of seriously experienced anglers arriving tomorrow so hopefully they will have some joy on the fishing front. D.McEvoy