I have been busy, busy, the past few weeks. My clients have come from all over Europe and I am glad to say the sea trout run has been excellent. During that long dry spell we have enjoyed some excellent fishing and runs of good quality sea trout.
As experienced anglers know, there are no two days the same on the water so it is practically impossible to call it in advance. For instance, I had three English anglers (Alan, Brian and Duncan) for two days last week. The first day was amazing with fish up to 3lb or so. Weather wise, the second day appeared to be exactly the same but we struggled for hours. Finally, just as we were ready to weigh anchor for the last time, Brian hooked and landed a beauty, fresh in on the tide with sea lice… I called Jean and told her to expect me when she saw me. As I said, there are no two days the same!
Last Wednesday brought heavy rain to the delight of our salmon anglers. I don’t have the figures yet but I’m sure the catch was good with all that fresh water. Since the spring tides, loose algae has been washed out and back in again in the tide making it very difficult to fish some areas in the estuary so I am hoping the flood will clean that up somewhat.
Now that the weather has broken we are faced with a mixed bag of showers, sunshine and southerlies. I cancelled yesterday and today, due to strong northerly winds but I’m back out tomorrow with an easy sou’west so fingers crossed!!