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This week so far

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Last week

(Last updated: Thursday 22nd June)

22nd June - Friars Carse Hotel latest. Pat Stevens hosted some complete beginners to fly fishing on the beat and they were rewarded with some nice browns and grayling best about 1.3/4lb on dry flies. A regular local on the water Alan Gray has had a couple of salmon of 11lb & 10lb and some sea trout to 2.5lbs from various pools on the beat and says that there are definitely fish there its just getting them in the taking mood, the fish fell to a Rapala & fly. Other regular guests at the hotel this last week Alan & Julie Johnston have had some good sport with the browns and grayling but have found salmon hard to come by due to the very low water conditions.
I'm up there myself at the beginning of next month so hopefully I'll have some fish of my own to report.
If you've never fished the beat its worth a try you never now it just might be your day.

Check the with the Friars Carse Hotel for availability on the July Fly Fishing/Tying Course. Daytime fly tying will be available at a small cost.

Tight Lines

Ian Griffin
Fly Fishing Instructor (APGAI/GAIC)
Mobile: 07760884450
www.cheshireflyfishing.co.uk


Seatrout night 16 June.

Places available on Dalswinton, Barjarg and the Burgh water.

Call Tom at Fishpal 01573 470612 for further info and registration.

5 Jun
At the start of May the river was very low and dirty with big tides and cold winds, the fishing was very poor. Salmon were in most pools but were hard to catch. In mid May the water rose and the wind dropped away producing warmer weather resulting in fish being caught in Lincluden pools. Richard Little had two, the. Biggest being 10lb with an old favourite brown and gold minnow. Lee Thompson had a 5 pounder on the fly. I also heard a visitor had a salmon and lost two. Some really good fish were showing in the pools. Down stream the Wee Green again did very well with three salmon caught and a few lost. Billy Clawson had two, the largest 10lb, on the fly, and Tony Evans had one 5lb on the fly. Then the river dropped and most pools held good numbers of salmon and seatrout. Night fishers were out for seatrout but I've not heard of any caught at the Purls. I had two, the largest 3lb at the Back of the Wood. I hear rain is forecast for the start of June, fishing will be good.

If you catch any or hear of any, or have any fishy stories, give me a ring. Allan Blyth. Tel 01387 721211


18th May - Friars Carse Hotel latest. The recent lift in levels should have encouraged more fish to enter the river despite this there are no reports of salmon being caught on the beat , however a few guests at the hotel have been out with the trout rods and have had some good sport with the browns best around the 13 inch mark so nice fish. A good fish was also lost due to the hook snapping, this may have been a decent sea trout. Give the hotel a call and give the beat a try, its well worth it. Let me know your catches and like Allan we'll get them posted on here.

Check the with the Friars Carse Hotel for availability on the July Fly Fishing/Tying Course.Daytime fly tying will be available at a small cost.
Tight Lines

Ian Griffin
Fly Fishing Instructor (APGAI/GAIC)
Mobile: 07760884450
www.cheshireflyfishing.co.uk




Beat catches reported
(week ending 17th June)
SALMON & GRILSE: Dumfries Burgh 1, Dalswinton 3.
Total: 4 Largest: Dalswinton 12lbs
SEA TROUT: Dalswinton 1.
Total: 1 Largest: Dalswinton 3lbs
TROUT: Dalswinton 3. Total: 3.


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