Wednesday 19 June 2013

River well up

Kitza had a good rise in water yesterday, the heavy rain of Monday pushing the water up 7” in 24 hours, which for Kitza with its lake system, is quite a fast rise. They saw plenty of fish but suspected that the rising water put them off the take a bit, even so they produced a good result with 26 landed, Carlos with 7 of them.

Peter D in Generator
Pana too had a fast rise in water, also up 7” on the day. This enabled Dima to get his boat down to Ponzoi later in the the afternoon with Willie and George where they quickly picked up 3 salmon each. Ponzoi will now be back on the beat rotation which all up there are understandably delighted about. They landed a total of 23 for the day, Guy being top rod with 7 fish from the tail of the Lagoon and just below.

Francis with one of his eight salmon for the day
Here at Middle Camp the water continued to rise, albeit much more steadily than at Pana and we were up a couple of inches for the day. The slower, steady rise did not seem to effect the fishing too much and a good day was had by all with everyone catching salmon and 36 in the book by the end. Hugh went up to the top with Tim S and Francis where, after some deep wading to get to the right spot, Francis had four salmon in five casts from Pashas Rest; he ended the day with a personal best score of eight.

Anthony also had a good day, two nine pound salmon in the morning, a snooze on the bank after lunch and his degree results from Reading University in the evening – a 2:1 – he was justifiably delighted and the party continued well into the early hours.

The last photo of Tim I playing a fish that we will take!
Tim I now has a horror of cameras, when he hooks a fish we get a camera out and the fish promptly jumps off. This has happened too many times and he lost another two with me yesterday afternoon. So the above is the last photo you will see of him playing a fish on this trip, we will keep our cameras in our pockets until the salmon is in the net.

Looking upstream from Pasha's yesterday
Quite chilly this morning, the air temperature was only a shade over 5⁰C at breakfast, but it looks settled and with the fresh water in the river we could have a good days fishing.

Christopher Robinson