Report week ending 29 July

Heavy rain left the river very peat stained mid week  but it had cleared and fallen to 1ft 3 inches by Saturday. Inevitably the run is slowing down markedly at this stage but I can confirm from personal  experience that sea liced fish were still being caught on Saturday. Fresh running fish were seen well upstream as the flood cleared down. There were fresh fish met on a number of beats although there was no repeat of multiple fish to one rod as per last week when one rod had 2 fish on consecutive casts and another, reputedly in his 8th decade, had 4 fish in a day.