The end of night fishing draws near…..

Water Temperature at 6ft 21C and Secchi disk clarity 2.2m

Most of the catches this week have again been in the Gateside Deeps and dry fly expert Brian MacKenzie demonstrated that he can also plumb the depths with a di7 when he won the Youth Fundraising Final with an amazing 26 fish and collected £600 for first prize.  He caught more than twice the number of his nearest challenger Brian Kennedy who had 12 fish and took home £300. Well done to Brian Quinn for organising it all! Below MacKenzie on left and Quinn on right.

Winner of the free boat would have been someone with initials C.S. but despite being a very good customer he didnt put in his catch returns in on the 10th July so we tossed a coin to go up or down and the next person with a completed catch return was Alan MacLachlan.

Still too hot for fly pike fishing but lots of reports of midge tips and sinks tips taking fish today. We were down to 8C last night…..We are now on 10 oclock finishes with evening fishing ceasing for the year on 15th August.