Iv heard nothing on the Kent, a few caught on Irt, Esk, Ehen and further north on Derwent but heard of no news from the Kent Panco
I heard some details of the capture last weekend, if I recall it was taken at Watercrook spinning, but I was around 7 pints in at that stage and I may be recalling incorrectly!
Having spoken to a few of my angling friends the past couple of weeks the picture does not seem good. Very few fish even with the good water and heights we've had for the past 6 weeks or so.
Had a walk of the river this morning just above town from Busher Walk right up to the Mint meetings pool. Water was spot on, hint of colour, no leaves. Didn't see a fin move and even more surprising not a single rod out. Think it pretty much says it all for the back end salmon fishing on the North West rivers
Another big river this morning, we live in hope that a big run of fish will be arriving at the bottom end today
My two youngest who are now 4 and 9 keep hassling me to take them fishing the past few weeks but whereas when I started 35 years ago with my dad, we'd see many fish jump out and keep the interest levels high, but now I'm reluctant to take them when the chance of seeing a fish let alone hooking one is low and boredom quickly sets in.
its awfully sad to see how few fish there are these days. went through some of my dads fishing diaries with him the other day-he's 82 and fished the kent pre disease-I'm 60 and can still remember the pools at the back of mintsfeet full of salmon-the water so clear you could count the fish lying in the pools-he rarley failed to catch-he fished mintsfeet down to the busher walk when the water was at normal height and water crook or bluebell when the water was up-never needed to go anywhere else. seatrout fishing on water crook was pretty good as well!
I wonder if we will ever see those days again