Only a fortnight left until the curtain closes on season 2019. Plenty of fish about all over the system, mainly coloured and no shortage of water. Anglers are reminded that in line with our conservation policy all salmon caught during October should be safely returned.
16 September: Graham Stewart with a fresh looking (9lbs) salmon caught on a Willie Gunn at the Top Pool.
Other reported catches: 28 September; Kirk Philips (7lbs) Dalquhurn Lade, worm. 30 September; Alun Pryce (8lbs) Chapel Hole, flying – c. Danny Connelly (8lbs) Dalquhurn Lade, worm. 2 October; Graham Stewart (4lbs) Stuckie Bridge, fly. 4 October; Alan Brown (9lbs) Glebe, flying-c. 5 October; Colin Paterson (8lbs) Polaroid Bridge, fly. 12 October; Alun Pryce (6lbs) Chapel Hole, devon minnow. Alan Hogan (7lbs) Top Pool, toby. John McGowan (6lbs) Stuckie Bridge, fly.
Regular spate conditions over the past few weeks have given Endrick anglers good sport with some nice sea tout featuring in catches.
1st October; Colin Ferguson netted his heaviest sea trout from the Endrick at 6lbs 10oz. Quick photo then returned.
12 September; Jamie Strachan took advantage of conditions and landed this fresh (5lbs) grilse.
12 October; Chris Turner with his most recent catch (10lbs) safely returned to the water.
There’s little doubt that after last year’s poor catches this season has seen good recovery and as our Voldac rep tells us, possibly the best in the past five years.
Russell Boyd reports good sport recently on the Endrick and Fruin. He summed up….