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, Brodies LLP, 3 Fodderty Way, Dingwall, IV15 9XB, Tel 01349 860111.
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The season 2021 is now finished and will be remembered for low water and lack of rain from mid-June. Frequently through the season rain clouds headed for the Helmsdale catchment then veered past and fell on neighbouring rivers. Water was … Continue reading
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 Helmsdale River Board welcomes visiting anglers to its Open Days in 2021. Soundings have been taken by the Board with community bodies and all are in agreement that it would be a great shame not to continue with this … 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 Helmsdale season ended with a flurry of larger-than-life catches. The long drought which started in May was broken when rain fell heavily in mid-September. Through the long dry summer catches had never altogether ceased but angling had been difficult … Continue reading
The River Helmsdale is in the 8th week without rain. Days are mostly in full sunlight, although there has usually been a welcome breeze. Nights are sometimes cool. Up until now the compensatory loch-water retained by the Badanloch Dam has … Continue reading
The season has ended with a respectable catch total of 1720 salmon and grilse on the private beats. The Lower Helmsdale too had good catches. The rain continued most of the year but never resulted in enormous spates. River levels … Continue reading
The River Helmsdale has fished reasonably well all season. There have been no bumper weeks, but also no weeks without fish swimming up. Weights have been unusually high, in common with some other northern rivers. Three fish have weighed 30 … Continue reading