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"A great opportunity to secure fishing on the wonderful River Lochy".
The Lochy, regarded by some, as the jewel in the crown of Scotland's West coast rivers is home to some of the finest salmon fishing in the country. We currently have some availability during the early part of the season. This is when we see the large MSW salmon enter the system. Every year we have fish in excess of 30lbs and good numbers of 20+lbers run this river. Most years we catch a few, other years we lose a few, but they are there, fresh and straight off the tide. Chasing these big fish is a mind-game that requires a lot of patience, resilience, tactical know-how and of course some luck. However you have to be on the right river at the right time to encounter them.
"The River Allen, Wimborne, Dorset: Chalkstream for Browns
Be a guest of the Wessex Branch and fish this three quarter mile of left bank pristine clear water rising on Salisbury plain and flowing over the chalk to join the River Stour at Wimborne. The river is limited to two rods a day and is open for trout from 1st April until 30th September. Grayling may be fished between 1st October and 14th March. Catch and release flyfishing with de-barbed hooks. You will entice wild browns from juveniles to mature beauties and grayling which in past years have held the British record. You will need waders, light tackle and maximum stealth to present your fly without spooking the fish. Good Mayfly hatches occur in the spring and olives during the summer. Weighted nymphs are useful for the deeper pools. There is a prolific stock of native white-clawed crayfish along with otters and kingfishers. Permits cost £30 a day and are bookable by e-mailing Mike Bilson on firstname.lastname@example.org. A beat map, directions and permit will be sent on receipt of payment. There are good local hotels and pubs if you want to make a weekend of the trip and advice is available. If you encourage a new member to join the S&TA they will get a free day’s fishing on the river. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future.