Finally we have some proper rain

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There has been very little to report on the river this season to date. We have suffered from very low water for most of the spring and experienced the driest April for many years, May wasn’t much better. I have not heard of any salmon landed yet but Gordon Hyslop did run into some sea […]

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. […]

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October 20th

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At Ballantrae Bridge Robert Redhead’s party caught 9 salmon and four sea trout during the week beginning 6th October including an 18lb cock fish from the Lower Bridge Pool caught by Robert Stock. Following week, water level dropped to low summer height and the Bond party caught 1 grilse and 1 sea trout with Saturday […]

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October ’14

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The dry spell finally ended with torrential rain on Friday October 3rd. On the Saturday morning the river was just below 5ft on the gauge on Colmonell Bridge. Farther heavy showers all morning kept it running high and dirty and also full of leaves rendering it unfishable all day. Sunday, the water had fined down […]

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August 2014

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River Stinchar report, week ending 17th August 2014 The season so far on Stinchar has been a non-event really. It seems so long ago, Les Howarth got us off the mark with his fish on May 8th then again on the 20th. Since then we had an incident of fish dying in the river. A […]

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Farson Digital Cam

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We now have installed a new marker on Colmonell bridge – one which can be read from the camera. I contacted Glyn Howells from Farsons during the winter with the view to zooming in to be able to see the gauge clearly without the imposing scale in the view. Glyn informed me the only way […]