There has been no measurable rain since 3rd April. After a brief warm spell, cold north winds have dominated all month.
Yet the river has held up well. Since the middle of the month salmon and sea trout have been moving into the Beam Beat every day and anglers have enjoyed the somewhat rare event of fish showing regularly. Two salmon have been caught (both approx. 10lb) by Milton Janovitz and Ron Burton.
Several have been hooked and lost. As the weather warms up I am sure the first sea trout will be landed. These early fish are usually in the 3/4lb range.
In the last few days I have seen the brown trout starting to rise and the trout anglers have enjoyed some good sport with a nymph.
Work to improve access to all the beats goes on apace. It has been a most encouraging start to the season.