As you are all aware this summer was incredibly Hot and Dry. This had a huge effect on Salmon fishing and our guiding and fishing holidays we had planned for clients. Postponing 80% of our Holidays was all we could do to give our clients a chance to come back when conditions had improved. This has certainly been the hardest year yet for Chasing Fins. Most trips have been pushed forward to next Season: 2023.
This last month has improved slightly after a good band of wet weather hit the Scottish Borders & Northumberland at the Beginning of September. We took advantage of the quick lift on the Whiteadder and managed to land five Salmon over three days along with a few Salmon on the Middle Coquet and North Tyne. Once again Adam Radwan (Falcons Rugby Player) landing a lovely 9Ib Salmon in the Pig Pool on a Dressed Cascade stripped fast. His team Colleague Richard Palframan landed another lovely fish the day after in the gorge after a good fish a few acsts earlier. These few days showed us exactly how important water is to us. At the time of writing this, October jut around the corner all the rivers are back down to summer levels and unfortunately many stretches have become unfishable again. The lower tweed has been fishing incredibly well but only the odd fresh fish being caught. Good friend and Client Bill Wooley having
an unforgettable day on Ladykirk landing 15 Salmon between himand his fishing partner Robert.
We have a few holidays booked and organized for clients in October so I’m really hoping we can get a bit more rain over this next week to try and end our 2022 season on some sort of positive note? After all, the fishing conditions this year have been incredibly tough.
On a positive note, bookings for 2023 are well underway. We only have handful of prime spring dates left so if you wish to experience what we can offer please get in touch. I will upload our end of Season blog towards the end of November.
I wish everyone a great end to there season and may your lines be tight. Thank you all for your continued support.
James Armstrong – Chasing Fins