Report week ending 8 July

When I should be writing about sea trout it is great to report that the very high water has resulted in excellent catches of large fresh summer salmon with fish up to 15lbs being landed. Large cacade varients (about size 6 or even 4) are doing the job. On one fishery on Sunday all 4 rods out landed a fish with others lost. It would seem that these fish are well spread through the system and not just in the well known beats.  An active presence on the water by anglers is the best protection against the illegal  killing of salmon.