August 2015

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August report 2015 Ballantrae Bridge has been very lightly fished by the family and his guests so far and are counting a number of good quality grilse. The larger fish seem to have carried on up river. Balnowlart continued to put a few on the bank during the month. Successful rods here were Andy Ewing, […]

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. […]

June 2015

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I received a report of an 11lb fish from the Little Pinmore stretch up on the wee Stinchar. It was caught just below the railway viaduct on the 3rd June by Angus McTaggart. Things are very slow here on the fishing front due to a lack of water. Last Sunday (28th June) we had a […]

May 2015

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The first salmon of the season was caught on the 29th May from the Scaur at Knockdolian by myself (Gordon Hyslop) It was late evening just after 9pm, the fish took a Stinchar Flamethrower Tube, it was around 11lbs, a hen fish, no lice but spanking fresh and after a quick photo swam away strongly. […]

Spring catch and release now law in Scotland

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The Scottish Government has banned the killing of Salmon by rod and line and nets before April 1st. The law comes into force on Jan 9th 2015. If a fish is killed accidentally it MUST BE RETURNED TO THE RIVER. Many district boards are strongly recommending that this law should be extended to July 1st. […]