Salmon fishing along the river since the last report on the 22nd May has been slow. The river has been low during most of this period though so this is not surprising. Any rise in water has brought some salmon in and fish have been caught.
After a very slow start to the sea trout fishing anglers were very concerned about another poor season but thankfully the run picked up considerably towards the end of June and fishing is currently pretty good. Anglers have reported good bags of fish with trout averaging between 3/4 – 1 lb with some hitting the 2 1/2 lb mark. Please remember there is a bag limit of 3 sea trout per day. The best time to fish is between 9.30 and midnight with silver flies doing best. Patterns to try include the Kill Devil Spider, Teal Blue and Silver, Alexandra and the Butcher but these fresh run fish aren’t overly fussy. Tight lines!