Had the great pleasure of David and his son Sam on the river for a bit of salmon and trout fishing, great company and very keen. I have to say the fishing was tough for both species right now although the river is in great condition at present. Anyway, Sam seemed to take to Spey casting with both the single and double handed rods very well and David is very able. Alas, the Autumn run has still not come in, the water temperature is at 13 oC which may not help, but whatever the reason they just aint arrived yet. The fish we are seeing and the few recently caught (Adam got one at twenty pounds yesterday at Grinsdale) have been around in the river for a time.
Not much in the way of hatches of late, very sparse surface activity and the fishing has been on the slow side. Did all the usual tactics for little reward, that seems to be the case at most venues around the country just now and can be a little frustrating at times. Fishing a Prince nymph in the very fast water got a couple trout interested.
A great fly when things are slow and the fish may be in fry eating mode.
Happy Days and thank you David and Sam!