Even though we are experiencing almost drought conditions, the salmon are beginning to arrive in now from the estuary. We have been seeing fish the last week or so moving through the pools along with some good sea trout.

One for David Airey, just over 10lbs at Grinsdale on the 6th…

and one for Kevin Edwards at 12lbs at Grinsdale on the 7th.

The brown trout fishing is good when/if the air warms in the afternoon from the very cool brisk easterly/northerly pattern that seems to have set over the U.K the last several weeks. There are still good hatches of brook dun, large dark, olive upright, yellow sally and the odd grannom still about, one or two blips of hawthorn starting and very good falls of black gnat at present. Any thought of fishing into late evening for trout/sea trout with the air temperature drop towards the end of the day is a non-goer right now, as soon as the wind becomes westerly sport will really pick up.