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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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July

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If we had the rain that the forecasters kept promising in July we could have caught more salmon, but unfortunately we only had a couple of spells here and there.
Colonel Learoyd’s party caught 4 salmon and 2 grilse for their week including 2 to the host and 2 to Alec Lyell.
The Wingfield-Digby party also caught 4 for their week. They did well considering the water was low all week.


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Week of the 25th June

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The Mackintosh part caught 1 Salmon, 7 grilse and 9 sea trout for their week.
The water level started off at minus 1 on the monday morning dropping to minus 11 through to Fridy when it rose to 1ft6. By Saturday night it was back to minus 6.
Simon Marriott was the top rod with 4 of the grilse and 2 sea trout, Robert Wicks caught 2 grilse and 2 sea trout, The host, Ian Mackintosh had a grilse and Finlay caught the salmon.
Saturday afternoon/evening was pretty much a write off with gale force wind.


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Week of the 19th June

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We had low water all week at Braelangwell so the Sykes party did quite well with their total of 2 salmon 2 grilse and 2 sea trout.
Jaimie Corke got the party off the mark with a 3lb grilse from the Upper Washerwonan on Wednesday. On Thursday Liliana Sykes caught a 8lb salmon from the neck of Shepherds, by this time it was minus 14 on the gauge. On Saturday Mark Butler caught a grilse at the tail of Keepers then after dinner on the back of a slight rise Jonathan Sykes caught a salmon that was estimated to be around 25lb from just under the Morail falls which took him to the backing and ran down to the main body of the Morail.
The sea trout were caught after dinner with a lot of activity on the Monday night then it went quiet but the party did see a lot of them jumping the Morail falls on the Wednesday afternoon.


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Week of the 12th June

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The Learoyd party caught 4 salmon, 2 grilse and 2 sea trout for their week at Braelangwell.
At the start of the week the water was at 6″ tailed off to minus 9″ by Saturday.Mr David Adams caught 2, best 8lb from the Lower Craigs, Colonel Roger Learoyd caught 2, best 11.5lb from Upper Craigs and Alec Lyell also had 2, best 11.5lb from Keepers.


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Week of the 5th of June

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After a long dry spell the river rose on Tuesday. On the rise with the gauge at minus 6 Mike Burge caught 1 at 9lb in the Morail then with plus 6 inches John Knott caught 1 at 7lb in Gardners run.The river carried on rising to about 5ft during the night.
On Wednesday, with 3ft on the gauge three were caught, all by Paul Birch, 1 from Boat and 2 from Bank weighing 12, 4 and 9lb.
On Thursday with the river down to minus 3 another 3 were caught, 1 to Mike Burge from Lower Craigs weighing 8lb, 1 to Paul Birch from Boat also weighing 8lb and 1 to John Collins from the Washerwoman weighing 15.5lb.
Friday saw a rising river, at 2 inches John Knott had 1 from the Morail, Paul Birch had 1 from the Boat David Noden had 1 from the Washerwoman and at 6 inches John Collins had 1 from Burnmouth.
On Saturday with minus 3 on the gauge 3 were caught, all weighing 12lb. 2 came from Lower Craigs to John Knott and Mike Burge and 1 from Gardners to Paul Birch.
We are not seeing many fish but 16 for the week is a good start to June. No sign of any sea-trout yet but it was quite cold at night in fact we had a frost one night.


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Week of the 24th April

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Braelangwell has had its best April since 2000 with 35 landed. Even although the early springers went over the Morail falls at the start of April we have been seeing a lot of fish throughout the beat, particularly in Gardners, Rock and Boat. Most of the fish are in the 6lb to 9lb class but an odd bigger one is jumping and we can expect the big May fish any day now. Gruinards have caught 34 so a season total between ourselves and Gruinards of 70 salmon from the water we share is very good.

We had good water throughout the week with the levels between 1’6″ and minus 2″. Braelangwell landed 10 for the week, Gruinards, opposite had 13, Dounie had 10, we hear Cornhill had 7 and Amat had 3. Without knowing what came off the other 2 beats 43 salmon for the week isn’t bad at all.

On Monday we had 3, Dr Stuart Grey caught 1 in Gruinards run and Jerry Alexander caught 2, 1 in Washerwoman and 1 in Lower Craigs.
On Tuesday 2 were caught, both to Dr David Jenkins.1 from the Tree pool and 1 from the Bank. Tuesday was bitterly cold with heavy snow showers all day.
Thursday also saw us catch 2 salmon, 1 from Gardners to Dr Stuart Grey and 1 to Dr David Jenkins from Kennel run. There was a lot of friendly banter going back and forward across the river as Gruinards caught 7 on Thursday !!
3 were caught on Saturday morning, 1 to Dr Jenkins in Kennel run then Jerry Alexander had 2, 1 in Gardners and 1 in Boat.


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