The weather seems to have settled a little
in March. Still quite a bit of snow up on
Lawers, but the river is now at a lovely height.
The fish seem to think so too. There have
been reports of moving fish around Stanley
during the second week and this was confirmed
on the 13th of March with 2 fish taken in
Kenmore. Bob McIntyre took a 10lb sea liced
fish from the Point while Craig Morris had
a singularly fresh fish from Shepherds. Bob
put his fish back -- well done.
The fish from Shepherds was particularly
acrobatic and tried to get off by crashing
around in the rocks, but Craig knows his stuff
and got it in. Both fish were taken on the
fly, Bob's on a Kenmore Shrimp (same as an
Ally's except tied with a gold metallic body
instead of red and black). This fly seems
to work weel in our clear water. Small sizes
too, but fished on a sunk line (Wetcel II).
There are more fish being seen, so perhaps
we will see a few more grassed by the end
of the month....Well it was not to be .. Just
the two to report for the month from the river.
The Loch on the other hand has done well
with 33 fish taken in one week by the Killin
boats and Killin AC report that the Dochart
is now coming on song. Killin AC now have
a bag limit of six salmon per member. So far
none have been returned. It is good news that
a bag limit has been imposed, but a great
shame that more spring fish are not being
looked after. "Restraint" on Loch Tay seems
to be an unknown word. One overseas angler
caught and killed 10 salmon in a single week.
In my book such behaviour is not acceptable,
especially since loch boats use 3 rods. If
loch boats continue to kill such high proportions
don't be suprised if the law regarding one
rod per angler is enforced!