Or killer whale as I have always called them.
Here’s the latest from Paul on the Isle of Lewis:
“No fish yesterday. Well aside from a small Finnock. Still, saw a pod of orca off the shore. Tried a Toby but… well it was ambitious attempting to cast that far with a 30g rod…”
Tight lines Paul and meanwhile I keep watching FishNith and similar sites for news that the salmon are arriving in the Solway. There’s just been the one caught at Barjarg last week but one fish is a lot better than no fish.
As any fisherman (any orca?!) will tell you.
This from Paul last night:
“Getting keen for a fish I turned to the trout pending more rain to bring in the fish. Lewisian fish rarely disappoint. Silver, brown or salty they are in abundance.
“Oh, and a brownie. Don’t be fooled by the size of the salmon net mesh. That’s a full width boat seat the fish is hanging over, a real wild pounder. Thankfully heavy rain is falling again now so its early to bed and first thing in the morning the fish will be running.
And from the Nith:
Nith – Beat catches reported (week ending 16th August)
SALMON & GRILSE: Friars Carse 4, Dalswinton 4, Blackwood 3, Barjarg 1. Total: 12
Largest: Blackwood 17lbs
SEA TROUT: Friars Carse 7, Barjarg 1. Total: 8 Largest: Friars Carse 3lb.