After one of the driest Septembers on record it’s back to business as usual at last. The barrage dropped at the beginning of the month and since then there’s been a good steady flow allowing excellent fishing conditions. Still fresh fish seen going through but proving difficult to tempt.
On 4th October, Colin Smith was captured playing a good fish at the Bonhill Pool…
… a quick ‘trophy shot’ and it was released back to the river.
Other catch reports include: Malcolm McColl (10lbs) and (5lbs). John Paul Donnelly (5lbs). Kirk Philips (7lbs) and (6lbs). Paul Kelly (8lbs). John Patrick (9lbs).
Earlier in the month, Chic McLean landed this (11lbs) angry looking cock fish at Ritchie’s Lade. Once again, a quick photo and returned to the river.
Still plenty of sea trout in the system. Graham Dunsmore contacted us…
‘Had four nice fish in the past couple of weeks. Two on the fly and two to lures including this one at 2lb 13oz.Had a corker on for a few minutes before it threw the hook. Estimated around 5-6lbs. All the rest were a uniform 2lb 4oz!’…Thanks for your report Graham.
With less than a fortnight of the season left and more rain on the way it looks like October should be more memorable than last month.
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