News, Events and Information - June
30th June 2020
One of Each...
I knew it wouldn't be long before Steve had his first fish of the season.
An 11ber out of the Weaver, a bronze coloured hen.
Scott H caught our first Sea-Trout of the season, a bonnie 5lber from Shaws.
29th June 2020
Off the Mark...
After some much needed rain and watching the good catches from the lower river right up to Bemersyde, we knew it would only be a matter of time.
Our first fish of the 2020 Season caught by Tammy W just outside of the hut at the top of the Weaver.
A 9lber and clean as a whistle.
The river is running dirty at the moment but Steve is already chomping at the bit to have a cast tomorrow.
As you will be well aware, Coronavirus has had a huge impact on our daily lives with changes and restrictions happening on a daily basis.
With regards to our fishing, hopefully when September comes around, I would like to think we have emerged from the dark shroud of isolation, suspended business trading and panic buying.
I will be reviewing things in June, prior to final balance requests being sent out. The main issue that would prevent us from fishing, would be if the hospitality industry is still in a lock down.
If the worst comes to the worst and we have to cancel our season, we will be offering the opportunity to "roll over" your deposits to next season. I will also be happy to assist you with any travel insurance claims relating to your booking. I will also be looking at, but can't guarantee, to offer refunds in these exceptional circumstances we face.
In the mean time, please stay safe and well and follow the guidelines regarding hygiene and social distancing.
10th June 2019
Off the mark...
Our first Salmon and Sea-Trout of 2019.
Whilst we have been keeping an eye on the catches below us, seeing Boleside regularly picking up fish, we waited in anticipation for a rise of water.
On Saturday the rise came and whilst Steve was on a walk up the riverside with his granddaughter, he spotted a couple of fish going over the old Cauld.
That was enough for Steve and after their walk, it was out with the fly rod.
Steve landed a 7lbs grilse in the Clure and a 3lbs Sea-Trout in the Gooselandale, both on an intermediate line with a yellow & black bottle tube.
The heavens opened and Steve called it a day, he did see small pods of fish running through. Something to be mindful of in the future.......Hmmmm.
26th June 2011
We have given The Bothy 'sitting room' a refresh. I have made new seating, added new curtains and cushions and Steve has refreshed the paintwork. I have to say the new seats are very comfortable.