Monthly Archives: July 2011

Why is the Nith so hard?

For me that is but not for my father who for the second July week in 2 years caught one of the Nith’s sought-after summer salmon with this 11-pounder (a very solid fresh-run hen fish in great nick, right), his … Continue reading

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SMS salmon: a 38-pounder

There was a great bit in the latest-but-one from the Norwegian Flyfishers Club where towards the end our NFC reporter noted: more fish coming thro on SMS – a 16-pounder – I’ll put them in the next report. Well here … Continue reading

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Peter Power sells Kharlovka, Litza and Rynda

It hasn’t been the greatest of seasons so far for the famous north Kola rivers of Peter Power’s Atlantic Salmon Reserve with salmon catches down in lower water and difficult temperatures on the Kharlovka, Eastern Litza and Rynda. But momentous … Continue reading

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In a good cause

Ken Reid, fisheries development officer up at the (Aberdeenshire Dee) River Dee Trust offices, tells of a week’s prime fishing the trust has secured for the lucky winner of an auction bid. For a chance to sample the cream of River Dee … Continue reading

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Images of summer

Only ten days or so until I drive up north to go fishing again for a week on the Nith at Closeburn Castle with two days on the Tweed at Birgham Dub. Grilse? Bigger summer salmon? Sea-trout? I don’t know … Continue reading


5,401 salmon in six weeks/Russia reports

That was the final score on Russia’s Varzuga in 2011 over the six prime Roxtons weeks – an amazing number really. For Charlie White’s full end of season report click here. Charlie comments: “The amazing thing about the river is that … Continue reading

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