15 September 2017

Those of you with access to the Tarn webcams may have noticed that a swan has returned to the Tarn.  Its been almost 18 months since we lost the last pair and the water has seemed strange without a resident cygnus.  I well remember my first sight of the tranquil bowl of Newhouses Tarn when we arrived here from the south almost 20 years ago and I thought how wonderful it was to see the water set off by two majestic and serene swans.

I very much hope that our new arrival decides to stay and finds his or her self a mate.

It looks although we are in for a drier spell over the next few days so salmon fishing will be more of a challenge.  Still, its not been a bad season so far with over 12 catches to date that I know of so the tally is likely to be quite a bit higher.


9 September 2017

Those of you who keep an eye on the Locks weir webcams will see that the gauge is showing 50cm of water so right smack in the middle of decent salmon water.The weather here is a mix of sunshine and heavy showers with a light westerly breeze.  Not impossible conditions for fishing.

Happy hunting.