Wednesday 6 June 2018

Over to Umba

My apologies for the lack of a blog yesterday but after a very busy morning in the village, Bill Drury and I headed over to Umba (about 100 miles West of here) to see the guides and set things in motion for our Autumn season.  It is such a stunning place and I am looking forward to our first guests being on the river in the last week of August.

Umba lodge yesterday
All of which meant that I was out of time to do the blog so there is some catching up to do.

The first thing to say is that I was quite glad I was in a car for most of yesterday as it was a freezing day all day.  A really bitter North wind cut through even the most technical of clothes and catches were down everywhere. 
Doug U with a lovely fish from Middle
In the past two days Middle have landed 49 fish, Kitza have had 50, Lower 30 and Pana have totalled 34 – very consistent fishing across all of the camps.

It has taken a bit of time but the best news from yesterday was the John McC landed his first ever salmon and went on to land 3 more in the afternoon – a great effort on a day when sitting beside the
fire felt like the smart option.
David K-W with a small but very hard won fish in the freezing rain
Sadly for me this is my last blog post of the season as I head home for a long standing family commitment.  Every year I am reminded that I am extremely fortunate to call this my place of work for a month and every year I enjoy it more and more.  The people, the fishing, the scenery and the sheer fun of it are just unique – it is quite simply a brilliant place and my thanks go to everyone who help to make it so. 

Charlie White