Despite the river remaining at an adequate height for fish to run catches tapered off this week with 10 fish reported landed including this one got by Paddy Corcoran on Sunday.
The very cold upstream wind, apart from making the more exposed beats difficult to fish, traditionally keeps the fish down and there was little sign of action.
More encouragingly the smolt run has started and a number of exceptionally healthy and large smolts are being encountered. Please be sure to release them carefully.
Hopefully with the rain arriving a rise in water level may bring a few more fresh fish in this week.