The grass is growing like the clappers and
bluebells now like in carpets. The river is
running clear and at a beautiful level. Evening
fly hatches are massive. Fishing in the bright
weather is becoming more difficult and early
morning and evening sessions are proving most
Alan from PD Malloch's opened the account
on the first of the month on the 3rd of June.
Fishing on the Point he turned to the ghillie
and enquired when the first grilse could be
expected. The reply was "in a couple of weeks
time". This was quickly amended to "any time
now" as Alan grassed a nice 5lb grilse ..
the first of the season.
Bob Cunningham a regular popped by for a
few hours fishing on the 4th and was rewarded
with his best fish to date an eighteen pounder
taken from the Point on a fly of his own making
(shrimpy with a touch of purple).
Craig Morris the Keeper from Bolfracks Estate
has a go with a trout rod. After an epic battle
he took a 22 pound salmon from the Point
on a blue charm. How do they do that?!
beats now have a good head of resident salmon.
These can best be seen in the Point and Junction
Pools where they frequently jump. There are
several large fish still there and from a manager's
perspective it would be nice to see a few springers
survive till spawning. The grilse are also starting
to arrive (2nd week of June) in reasonable numbers.
The water has now dropped to summer levels,
so small flies are probably the best line of
attack. Summer is definitely on its way with
the rhododendrons in full bloom.
Tom Heaps finished off the month with another
grilse of 5lb taken on an Ally's shrimp from
the tail of the Point pool. Tom also reported