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.