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Old 2nd January 2011, 08:02
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Default Thurso Weekly Fishing Report 2nd Jan 2011

In the week we have had a liittle bit of everything thrown at us-------temperatures - 18 celcius, thaw followed by enormous water------but hey, this is Caithness not London------we just get on with it!!!!!

I would like to put on record that the staff on the Thurso river send their sincere sympathy to the family of local Angling Journalist, Lesley Crawford who died very suddenly over the Holiday period.

Her column in the local press will be greatly missed.

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Default Thurso Weekly Fishing Report 8th Jan 2011

We have been checking river banks, stiles, walkways etc to assess damage after the recent high water after the thaw. Given the height of the water and the enormous slabs of ice going down we got away remarkably lightly.
Eggs in the Hatchery are looking good with no sign of them eyeing up.
We have our Opening Day Dinner tonight with Guest Speaker Kenny MacDonald and I will report on this more fully next week.

On Tuesday we have our river opening ceremony where OAP Dougie Reid will cast the first fly of the new Season.

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Default Thurso salmon fishing report 16 Jan 2011

The opening ceremony ( video on site) was held on Tuesday. Dougie, along with 40 others, was piped across the Bridge by John MacRae and on to the Comlifoot Pool where former Superintendent David " Dar" Sutherland invited Dougie Reid to throw the first fly of the Season.

The upper river was heavily frozen but a few kelts were taken on the lower beats.

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Default Thurso Weekly Fishing Report 23 Jan 2011

We have begun to repair damages inflicted on banks, stiles bridges etc inflicted by the recent spate. Rhis will be a lengthy process.

The eggs in the Hatchery are looking well but have yet to eye up.

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Default Thurso Weekly Fishing Report 6th Feb 2011

The river has been up and down for much of the week and it was good to get another couple of fish in the book.

There is now a new corrugated roof on the Hut on Loch Beg and the Hut on beat seven needed a bit of a Spring clean after the spate had been in it. There are new steps being made presently for the bridge on beat seven and we will soon be making a new bridge for the Braehour burn which spans some 24 feet

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Default Thurso Weekly Fishing Report 13th Feb 2011

As I write this on Saturday afternoon the gauge at Halkirk Bridge is reading 40 inches. Overnight rain and sleet produced an overnight two foot rise in levels. We did have hold of a fresh fish but the angler concerned was only using 10 pound breaking strain----silly, silly boy. I promise not to divulge the name of the angler concerned----- OK Dave?

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Default Thurso Weekly Fishing Report 20th Feb 2011

The eggs in the Hatchery are eyed up and are looking good.

The Loch Beg boat was put on the water in midweek in preparation for another good season!!

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Default Thurso Weekly Fishing Report 27th Feb 2011

The eggs in the Hatchery are looking very good and are now fully eyed up.
It has been another pretty good week fishing wise with a fish per day coming off, which is very good considering the time, of year and amount of fishing effort.

I have arrived at the opinion that the fish have been easier to catch this Spring! After all, if an Old Codger like Pat Nicol can take three fish in a few days--------------------------!!!

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Default Thurso Weekly Fishing Report 6th March 2011

It has been a cold dry week with the river dropping away. despite this, we still had a couple of fish from beats four and nine.

The bridge over the Braehour burn which was swept away with the winter spates has now been replaced. This was a big Bridge which spanned thirty feet. A massive "thank you" to Jim Cameron who was our joiner on the job.

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