While the weather has been much improved over the course of the last week, little rain was required to raise the water height on most days leaving anglers with very unsettled conditions. However, as the water subsided yesterday Peter Macgregor landed a beautiful 8lb sea-liced fish and registered the first Halladale salmon for 2023 – Well done, Peter!
Anglers arriving today will find a return to more wintery weather over the next couple of days but will also find the river and prospects looking good.
Sunday 26th March 2023
Added by Reuben Sweeting 1 week ago
Last week started in much the same way as the previous ended, with snow carpeting the whole catchment and widespread snow showers continuing to present a challenge as they were driven in by gale-force winds. Fortunately, the ice which had proved troublesome the previous week had now gone and fishing was resumed as we welcomed the return of visiting anglers.
By midweek the weather and river conditions had improved and the best of the fishing was enjoyed on Wednesday and Thursday before heavy snowmelt raised the river beyond fishable levels. Encouragingly, a fish was lost during this period, and this fact will further excite this week’s anglers who already find the river running at a fantastic level.