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Week of the 20th May

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The Griffiths party caught 4 salmon for their week.
Apart from a brief rise in the water on the 21st the water was low. Hugo Griffiths caught 2 salmon, one on Monday from the Neck of the Morail when the river started to rise and the second on Tuesday morning from the Morail itself. The first was 8lb and the second 9lb.
The party had several people in it that could not fish so had hired David Mateer, a casting instructor to help them. He managed to get two of them their first fish. Charlie Walker caught his in the Lower Craigs first thing on Wednesday morning weighing 6lb and Ed Dennis caught his late in the day from Gardners also weighing 6lb.
All were returned.


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Week of the 13th May

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The Sloss party were plagued with low water all week so did very well to catch 8 salmon.
Top rod was Rob Sloss with 3. He had 1 from Contractors on the 14th on a small Collie then 2 on the 14th, one from Gardners on a micro red Francis cone and on from the neck of the Morail on a small red Francis cone. They weighed 8, 7 and 11lb.
Hugo Denee caught 2 for his short visit to Braelangwell. Both before breakfast, one from Gardners and one from Rock weighing 8 and 7lb.
James Preston, Rob Gould and Charlie Arden all had one each all from the Rock pool. Two were caught on a half inch collie and one on a 12 Park shrimp.
The height was between minus 9 and minus 15″ all week.


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Week of the 7th May

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The Jupp party were plagued with low water all week but managed 5 salmon between them.
On the 7th with minus 6″ on the gauge three were landed and another was lost at the net. James Prior landed his first ever salmon from the Washerwoman weighing 9lb. He also lost the fish at the net in Gardners. Roger Brackpool caught an 8lber from Lower Craigs and Rick Verbeeten caught an 11lber from the Washerwoman.
On the 9th Roger caught a second salmon from Charlies weighing 6lb.
On Saturday morning at 7.40am Nick Jupp caught an 8lber from Gardners which was covered in long tail sea lice. The gauge was on minus 11″


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Week of the 30th April

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Last week we had our best April week since 1980 catching 22 salmon for the week so expectations were high. The river had dropped away but was still ok. We caught 7 for the week and also lost several.
Steven Wade started his week with his first ever salmon from Gardners run. He then caught another from Contractors on Wednesday.
On the 1st Robin Minter-Kemp caught a 10lb salmon on a collie from Keepers and Chris Higham caught an 8lb salmon from Judges.
On the 4th Dick Threlfall caught a 10lber from Pigeon rock on a Kyley.
On the 5th Paul Welling had an 8lber from Gardners and Chris Higham finally caught a salmon skating a collie in the Washerwoman.
Considering the water peaked at minus 3″ and was off the bottom of the gauge one day we didn’t do badly.

Having a rough count of salmon caught off the river to the end of April we think no fewer than 210 were landed. We must have had some of the best fishing anywhere.


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Week of the 16th April

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Professor Gilmore’s party saw the end of the snowmelt that has kept the river at a very good height for the last 5 or so weeks. They caught 5 salmon for their week but it was hard going as fish still seemed reluctant to run up to the middle of the river.
On the 18th Professor A T Elder caught a 9lb salmon in Contractors. Some fish were obviously running as a fish rose and then pulled the fly in Macallan. Gruinards also caught a salmon with long tail lice in Bank.
On the 19th Alasdair Mackie caught a 10lb salmon from the Rock pool. This fish must have had some kind of encounter on it’s way to being caught as it had considerable scale loss and it was only played for 3 or 4 minutes before it came in. Jerry Alexander caught a very strong salmon from Kennel run weighing 10lb
On the 21st Jerry caught 2 more fish and lost 1 in quick succession. 1 came from Gardners and 1 from Rock, both on a Sunray Shadow.
The river stayed around the 9″ mark all week but dropped to minus 4 on Saturday. We haven’t heard much from the rest of the river but there was a minimum of 10 caught.


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Week of the 8th April

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The Gilmour/Campbell party had good water all week but as it was snow melt the water was cold resulting in the salmon being reluctant to run up from the lower beats. We caught 2 salmon for the week at Braelangwell. Colin Campbell caught 1 in the Morail at about 8lb and Peter Crawfurd caught 1 in Kennel run at 7lb.
The party also had Cornhill where they caught 4.

There was good sport at Gledfield which is a 2 rod beat. They caught 21 springers for the week and another 11 were lost. There is a lot of availability on this beat. We don’t know what came off Invercarron but believe there was in excess of 35 fish caught from the river for the week.


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Week of the 26th March

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It’s been a cold start to the season at Braelangwell which has certainly suited the lower beats but Olly Alston got us off the mark with a 6lb springer from the tail of the Morail at 8pm on Monday night. The air temp was several degrees colder than the water by this time of night !! Olly had already caught a fish on Gledfield earlier in the day too. The next morning Olly went on to catch another springer at 7.30am weighing 5.5lb then caught 2 more down on Gledfield and Dounie.
We didn’t catch any more salmon at Braelangwell but the party caught a total of 8 for their week.

It’s not always easy to find out what is getting caught downstream but we hear one angler caught 5 on Invercarron in two days. plus there was at least another one caught on Invercarron. We hear of three off Cornhill too which gives us at least 17 off the river for the week.


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Week of the 11th September

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Finally, the rain came but with it brought dirty water for two nearly 2 days. The water temp also dropped to around 50f for the week.
Monday was blank with the dirty water.
We had 2 on Tuesday, 1 to Johnny Cooke-Hurle from the Morail and 1 to Jake Warman from Millers.
On Wednesday we caught 2, 1 to Jeremy Dixon from Contractors and another to Jake Warman fromFrenchmans.
Thursday as the best day with 11. Jack Cooke-Hurle was top rod with 5, best 11lb from the Morail. Jake Warman caught 2, best 16lb from Burnmouth, Thomas Arkwright, Johnny Legge, Jeremy Dixon and Digger Cooke-Hurle all had 1 each.
On Friday we had 4. Jack Cooke-Hurle, Jake Warman, Thomas Arkwright and Johnny Legge all had 1 each, the best caught by Thomas at 15lb from Shepherds.
On Saturday we caught 2, 1 to Digger Cooke-Hurle from Burnmouth and 1 to Thomas Arkwright from the Morail at around 8pm.
The height was between 1ft 7 and minus 3. Perfect for this time of year.


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23rd July – 6th August

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The first week of the family fortnight was blank but the river wasn’t fished much which was the best thing to do when the river is low. The last thing the salmon need is to be relentlessly harrassed in low water conditions.
The second week brought a small rise then went up to 3ft later in the week. 8 salmon and 4 sea trout were landed with several more were lost.Olly Ward was top rod with 3.


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