Well only four weeks or so of the trout season to go!
The general consensus is that the trout fishing on the river has been pretty good, in part I guess from the generally wet summer that has all but passed (though you would never guess it with this week’s weather 🙂 ).
There has been quite a few large trout caught the full length of the river to all techniques. I have had a lot of success in the last couple of weeks with small dries cast upstream in to the main food lines or skittering a large sedge pattern across the surface.
There have been few reports to date of Sea Trout and no Salmon (despite a number of decent spates with fish entering the other rivers including that Allan & Carron). Hopefully we can enjoy the settled weather for a week and then get a decent spate!
This year will see an attempt to recover scale samples of some of the Devon salmon caught. These will be used to investigate the genetic make up of Devon Salmon and allow comparison with Salmon elsewhere in the Forth catchment
The generally high water has resulted in the Fisheries Trust contractor been unable to programme the improvements to Dollar Weir this year, so it has been postponed till next year. On a more positive note the OLP with the support of the landowner have undertaken significant bank stabilisation work upstream of Dollar Weir which will help protect the river and the new footpath on the south bank.
Best of luck for the rest of the season 🙂