The Farr Side to 9 July, 2020

Well, what a week we have had at Bemersyde.

First of all, congratulations to every one catching the fish in not the best of conditions for most of the week.

We started on Monday with a dirty river, 2 foot on the gauge. It dropped down to 9 inches as the week went on, but with more rain at the end of the week, by Saturday it was back up to 2 foot and a deep brown colour. We had some supper-fresh salmon up to 14 lbs and a couple of older spring fish to catch. We saw the first grilse of the season on Saturday and it was nice to see them come.

There were fish pushing past us all week; they were keeping their heads down a bit and I think we caught more than were actually seen!

There were also some sea trout around, ending with 9 for the week up to 10 lbs. We landed 29 salmon and lost about 10.

With the water heights as they are and no boats out on the beat, we are only fishing the lower half mile of the beat, so we are more than happy with the catch. We have managed to tag a few fish this week and are getting the hang of it now.

The results for the week were as follows:
M 5 salmon 1 st
T 4 salmon 3 st
W 5 salmon 0 st
T 5 salmon 1st
F 3 salmon 1 st
S 7 salmon 3 st