week comm 21st July
Another gruelling week of weather for the anglers. Daytime air temps reached 28 deg C and water temps hit 20 deg C some days. This is summer fishing at it’s hardest!! As one would expect, very few fish were running through the river in these conditions……even at night. The anglers had no option but to fish unsocialable hours on the beats and concentrate their daytime efforts down on the Tailrace, where salmon were starting to hold in considerable numbers. 4am starts did pay off for David Snead who landed 2 lovely grilse from beat 2. The Sefton party also manged a couple of grilse, both from the Tailrace. Another grilse was landed from the Tailrace on Saturday. The club anglers were also picking away. Paul McHugh had a lovely 18lb fin clipped fish plus a small grilse, Charlie Donaldson had 2 at 13lbs and 5lbs.
The weather has broken a bit but the rain hasn’t made any difference to river levels. More is forecast for later in the week so fingers crossed.
WEEKS/DAYS STILL AVAILABLE
Some odd rod/days are still available this season. You can find these rods on the Lochy page on Fishpal.
Alternatively you can email email me : John.Veitch@riverlochy.co.uk
If you are checking the river heights via fishpal: www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Lochaber/RiverLevels1.asp?dom=Pal please note that their height is approx 4-6 inches more than SEPA and our gauges.
John Green 23lbs