21 November 2018

The Helmsdale season ended with a flurry of larger-than-life catches. The long drought which started in May was broken when rain fell heavily in mid-September. Through the long dry summer catches had never altogether ceased but angling had been difficult and sometimes frustrating. Anglers blessed with the arrival of rain caught some of the largest numbers on record. This happy situation applied equally on the private beats and also on the Lower Helmsdale public water fishing. Spawning started in early November and went on for an unusually long time. In many of the upper tributaries the pools had big numbers…

Source: Helmsdale – 21 November 2018