So next Saturday will bring to an end the 2019 Brown Trout season on the Devon and at Glenquey. The weather forecast suggest another damp week with the risk of heavy rain on Thursday so it looks like although the banks may be sodden the river should be at a fishable level after Thursday and Friday spates.
No reports (yet) of salmon being caught or even seen, but there has been a run of sea trout (seen at Dollar Weir)
Between spates the trout fishing has been really good, anglers practicing upstream nymphing have had good catches (particularly bumping heavier nymphs close to the stream bed). There have been several fish in the +1lb bracket on the fly and by bait anglers, and a fish 4lb+ landed downstream of Tillicoultry by a bait angler!
Glenquey has suffered a wee bit as the reservoir level has remained resolutely high. This is perhaps reflected in the low number of returns submitted in August (when combined with the rubbish weather) with only 23 returned. These showed 71 fish being caught (mean weight 0.5lb and an average 3.1 fish per angler visit). The lucky angler to win a free ticket came from Perth.
Note – Glenquey final week: There will be roadworks between Castlehill and Yetts O’Muckhart resulting in full closure of the A823. Please note these are overnight roadworks only and the closure should only come on after 20.00hrs ……… so shouldn’t affect anglers at Glenquey.
Best of luck for trout anglers in their final week and lets keep our fingers crossed that we get a run of salmon before the migratory fish before the end of the salmon season!