Early season fishing has been in tough physical conditions. For two March weeks a bitter east wind laced with dry snow made angling almost impossible.
Fewer fish than average were caught on the beats in this time but as the water is marginally warming in late March some are now being landed.
Nonetheless, the appearance of fly-life to feed juvenile fish seems a long way off in late March. Delayed stirrings of plant life suggests a late spring.
Weights have been higher than average with several weighing in the high teens and two salmon of twenty pounds and over.