The 2014 trout season is over

So that is the 2014 trout season over!

Glenquey season finished last week with a number of reports of great fishing, indeed one member became so besotted he visited every day for the last couple of weeks of the season.

Alan Graham was up on the final day of the season on a cracking day


and maybe had the last trout of the season from Glenquey, a cracker too!


I was out on the Fossoway beats at the weekend, Friday evening despite the rain being excellent ………… I spied two specimen fish but had to satisfy myself with numerous wee hard fighting brownies such as this fella

Late season wee trout

Saturday was beautiful, but I only managed a single trout of about a 1lb which I dropped as I unhooked it, though other anglers I met had a wee bit more success!

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As is customary I took a day of work for the last day of the trout season on the river, a bit of waste as in the morning there something of a maelstrom blowing which eased away to find even the upper river in spate.  I tried for an hour with the trout rod (I know of at least one other angler who persevered for several hours) before heading for home for a stiffer rod and a few size 8 doubles to head down towards Dollar. The river wasn’t quite in full spate but was well coloured and rising. I fished for a couple of hours catching nothing more than an impressive collection of sycamore leaves.

About 4.30pm I packed up and wandered up to Dollar Weir

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There is something special about sitting and watching the weir at this time of year.  There wasn’t probably enough water yet to entice the main run of Salmon to the river, I did spy the occasional slivery fresh run grilse and some larger more coloured fish. Most of the action was from the river’s own Brown Trout ………. a few huge specimen showed themselves and the waves of daft wee trout had attracted the attention of a family of Mergansers.

With more rain to come this week hopefully we will be able to report the first Salmon catches of the season



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