River still running a touch on the high side
- clear as a bell and perfect for running
fish. We don't often see running fish in high
water around Kenmore. But this year we have
been fortunate to see a few, especially as
they come through the Chinese Bridge. Reports
from the Killin end confirm that good numbers
are going through.
We opened our April account with a 10lb fish
by Bill Forest. This was Bill's first
fish on the fly and it fell to a Willie Gunn
from the tail of
other fish have also been lost. Charlie Forbes
lost one from the Head of the Chinese - unusual
since most fish are touched at the tail of this
pool in high water. Around mid month we has
a cold snap with a few inches of snow on the
Mr. Alan Smith persisted in the snow
flurries and was rewarded with a beautiful 12
1/2 pound fish from the Chinese.
This was Alan's first fish on the fly and fell
to a heavy waddington.
Bob Cunningham a regular on the water
took a 10 1/2 lb salmon from the Castle
Pool on the fly. This pool is often overlooked
by anglers, but as Bob proved is worth a cast.
Much of the pool is too fast, but at the head
is a nice slack where a resting fish can often
be found and in the tail are some interesting
runs and pots. As Bob proved it can be well
worth hunting through the more unusual spots.
17th April Bob
McIntyre took a 24lb salmon from the Point
on an Ally's shrimp variant. This particular
fly has accounted for a good few fish on the
water. It is tied with yellow and orange hair
for the tail and has a copper body palmered
with orange hen hackle with an additional beige
hen hackle at the head. The fish was returned
Craig Morris landed a 9lb salmon from the
Point using a toby on 22nd April.