Great Fishing On PAC Beats
After almost 10 weeks in lockdown there was some excitement about getting back out for a first cast today – and the big question was how well would the river fish after such a long rest period? The circumstances were unique and the general fishing conditions looked favourable – a falling river but with the water still at a good height and lots of fish showing throughout the beat over the last few days. I arrived at the river at 9.30am and my question was soon answered – I was just in time to see fish number twelve being landed on our Dam beat with reports of at least two more having being caught on our Sawmill beat - and more were to come! At the Dam the catches were as follows: Iain McLaren had a red letter day with seven fish - 8lbs, 8lbs, 9lbs,9lbs,10lbs,11lbs from Pitlochry bank this morning and one at 10lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank in the afternoon – very nicely done; Sean Dugan also had a day to remember with a fish of 14lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning - well done; Saul Mackay had one of 10lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning – and lost a few others; Tony Brown lost a couple early on but persevered to land three nice fish at 9lbs, 10lbs and 14lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning; Gordon Hanslip had a fish at 7lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning; in the evening Dave Stewart had fish at 10lbs and 13lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank; and Jim Fisher landed a 10lber on PItlochry bank on the fly - again the evening. Further down at Sawmill: Ally Gowans had an early morning fish of 8lbs on the fly; Jim Fisher had one at 7lbs not long after – again on the fly; and John Tomlin got a nice fish of 11lbs on the spinner. Quite a day on PAC waters!
|Sean Dugan on Pitlochry bank this morning|
|An early start for Ally Gowans on Sawmill this morning|
|Jim Fisher in action on Sawmill this morning|
|Almost there - Saul Mackay about to land a 10lber on Pitlochry bank this morning|
|Social distancing at the Dam beat today|
|Concentration on Port-na-Craig bank this morning - next cast could be the one ....|