Neil McCorquodale, Estate Office, Stoke Rochford, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG33 5BD Tel 01476 530207
Sir Michael Wigan, Borrobol, Kinbrace, Sutherland KW11 6UB, Tel 01431 831257.
Peter Quail, The Hatchery, Old Kinbrace, Sutherland KW11 6UB, tel 01431 831267.
Robert Henderson, Upper Torrish, By Helmsdale, Sutherland. Tel, 01431 821480.
John McLeod, River Cottage, By Helmsdale, Sutherland , KW8 6HY, tel 01431 821010.
Martin Mackay, Martin Mackay Ltd, Easter Suddie, Munlochy, Ross-shire IV8 8PA, Tel 01463 811230.
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The Helmsdale District Salmon Fishery Board is regretfully obliged to cancel the Open Days due to commence on January 11th. We had all been looking forward to this exit from lockdown, treading the banks of the river undisturbed since September. … Continue reading
The 6 week period of salmon fishing restricted to local anglers which started 29th May ended on 6th July when fishing on the beats became available once more to visitors, and to members of the public on the Lower Helmsdale. … Continue reading
The 2019 season on the Helmsdale ended with reasonable catches. From July the fungus, or saprolegnia, which had afflicted the returning salmon in May and June began to fade. This coincided with the water getting warmer. By September nearly all … Continue reading
The season’s finish coincided with the first severe frost. Cock salmon at last left the lairs they had occupied since early August and became more aggressive. However, late season angling on the Helmsdale in 2016 had consisted of seeing fish … Continue reading
The water has been lower for some time and kept to a reasonable fishing height by released water from the dam which is situated 24 miles from the mouth. The weather has been extremely variable, cool periods punctuated by spells … Continue reading
Season 2015 ended with dry weather and the summer we had all missed. July was the coldest it had been in Scotland for many years. Catches have yet to be finalised but the river will end with somewhere over 1400 … Continue reading
Early Spring has been a good period on the Helmsdale. High winds through January and February eventually moderated and catches as we approach the end of March have been consistent for four weeks. The beats have recorded steady numbers of … Continue reading
The Helmsdale District Salmon Fishery Board has pleasure in welcoming any anglers inclined to come and join us for the 2015 ‘Open Days’ which will be from Monday January 12th to Saturday 17th inclusive. Fishing will be free to all … Continue reading
We are now half-way through the summer and the first grilse and early sea-trout have arrived. So far the season has been just below average in terms of catches. In May 180 were caught on the private beats against an … Continue reading