Tuesday 8 June 2010

Going back in time

The bright sunshine that I feared was coming our way has not materialised and yesterday was another cold and wet day. The water level is now back to where we were on the 26th May and it feels more like early spring than summer.

Tony A with one of his fish from Heli

Our rods at Lower took 20 for the day with the highlight being Jerry W’s first fish which led to a celebration that was heard from here to Pana!

Jerry W's first salmon

I went to Middle last night where Donna cooked us a superb supper before a great fun evening developed with me learning Scottish as it was meant to be spoken. .. Nick M was very busy teaching our Belgian friends the finer points of deep frying Mars bars which led to a few bemused looks!

They had a better day yesterday with 53 fish landed whilst Kitza had 32 with Ian E and his son Peter leading the way with some excellent fish in the book.

Pana had 21 but the major feature there was the size of the fish; Matthew P and Jack M each landed fish that were weighed at 17lbs and were as fresh as paint.

A couple of fish from Pana last week

The water temperature has dropped to 8 degrees this morning but thankfully the river appears to have stopped rising and it feels a more settled day today. This evening we will take the helicopter over to Kitza for the mid week changeover and I will try and take a few pictures of the river for those of you coming next week.

Charlie White