week beginning Aug 3rd

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Week beginning Aug 3rd, water all week has provided the anglers with some fantastic sport. The start of the week the levels were on the low side with only an odd fish caught ,then as we moved into midweek things really got going with the water going over 7ft on the gauge At Colmonell bridge.
Ballantrae Bridge has only been lightly fished so far with father and son Jimmy and Kenneth Hyslop both landing Grilse around the 5lb mark.
Balnowlart is having a better start this season with a number of good fish landed. Stuart Lang has had a brace on a couple of visits, best 12lb, Steven Holiday has done well with 3 best 15lb other successful rods were David Robertson, 2 Jimmy Hyslop 1, I had two sea liced fish from the Tig pool one on a GP the other on a gold bodied w Gunn best 10.5lb
Knockdolian is counting 24 so far with successes for myself with 4 from Shakiston and the Scaur best 13lb, Tony Coughlin and Brian Wilson 6 from Twins & Bankweil best 18lb, Lord Richard 12lb, Paul Smith 2 best 12lb, and John Hall 2, best 14lbs.
The Colmonell AC got their 1st of the season on Aug 8th with a 5lb grilse for Les Howarth
Kirkhill has fished well with Owen Samson top rod up there, they have caught quite a few but I don’t have all the details yet.
Dalreoch has been picking away with fish been caught most days. Details are on their own web site and also on the forum www.salmo.proboards.com
Hallowchapel is doing really well with fish for Stevie Cruickshank, Kenny Gibson, Ian Maine, and Jock Cree.
Laggansarroch reports fish for Charlie Coltman & Doug Wyllie both around the 8-9lb class
Finally a fish of 7lbs on fly for Matt Cross off Barr AC water
Prospects are good if we keep getting the water as there seems to be a decent run of fish. Even the Grilse appear to be in great condition. Don’t be put off if no fish are showing, this has been the case for the last few years but be assured they are there as these recent catches reflect.
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This is a sea-liced fish (10.5lb) caught by myself on the Tig Pool at Balnowlart 9pm on Aug 7th Photo courtesy of Stuart Lang

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