Fishing in March was quite good to us, we managed some great fish for our clients including Grayling, Pike, and Trout but the Salmon evaded us!
We had some real mixed weather conditions which are typical of early spring/ late winter in Scotland. We’ve seen highs of 13/14 degrees, snow, hail, heavy rain – you name it we got it! The river shave been up and down also but when settled conditions have been good.
The Grayling fishing this winter has been very good to me personally, managing to top my personal bests on two occasions.
First with this Grayling at 48cm and unweighed..
Then this 3lb 5oz specimen a few weeks later.
Then the following week I managed another chunk at 3lb 4oz from a new venue when out chasing Trout!
Having spoke with many other friends in the fishing fraternity we think it’s been a big fish year. Let’s hope for the same this season!
Trout fishing on the rivers has been slow to start with, the water temperatures are still low and only occasionally are we aw signs of life in March but temps are increasing as we write this review. The LDO’s are hatching and fish are rising!
The River Tweed Trout fishing season kicks off today and we cannot wait to get started with this beautiful river’s spotted residents.
Pick of the bunch for Grayling this winter was Mr Ed Molina, a highly regarded tattoo artist from USA with a great brace of Middle Tweed Grayling of 2lb 4oz and 2lb 10oz…
American singer and songwriter managed to break from his UK touring schedule to sneak an early morning raid on the River Tay for Brown Trout and Grayling, managing a few Grayling and a Trout on the Scottish version of the San Juan Worm – “The Squirmie Wormie”
We had some nice Pike in March too with Josh nailing the pick of the bunch with a low double figure Pike caught in freezing conditions! The cold gets forgotten about when you’re catching fish though…
That’s a round up of the latest winter fishing and March fishing in Scotland – April is shaping up nicely, the Salmon runs will start to increase into May, the trout fishing starts to come in to it’s own and the Pike will be on the hunt post-spawn at end of the month when sport can be hectic!
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