WHAT OUR CONTRIBUTORS ARE DOING THIS MONTH
T&S photographer Richard has just returned from a trip to the River Helmsdale, where he lost what would have been his first salmon. He is planning to keep things local for a while, fishing Rutland's small streams for wild brown trout.
Although his season has been a bit slower than usual due to the dry weather, river reporter Aled has plenty of fishing planned on the Llandeilo club water of the Tywi. He often fishes a team of wee doubles in the faster runs at dusk for sea-trout and possibly grilse, before fishing slower pools in full darkness.
The heat has brought Mike’s fishing to a temporary standstill, but he has a couple of fly-tying demonstrations planned, including one at the Countryman’s Fair at Werrington Park near Launceston in early August. If we don't get rain soon, he’s thinking of fishing for carp with a dry-fly on a nearby pool.
Jon is taking his camper van – and Philip – to the waters of Dumfries and Galloway, somewhere he's always driven past and never really explored. On the way they'll have a night's bustard fishing on the Eden, with a morning's char fishing on Coniston to break the journey home.
CHRIS M C CULLY
Contributor Chris Mccully will be grumpily fishing for mullet on the fly, and as he’s not succeeded before, he’s sure he will fail as usual. He will also be travelling to Donegal to fish for sea-trout and salmon, having tied plenty of flies, including the Donegal Blue, the Raymond and the Silver Daddy.
Trout Surgery author Ronnie is recovering from a back injury. Owing to the low water conditions on his home rivers he has been relying on small, local stillwaters, Chatton and Thrunton, for sport. He is looking forward to fishing the Scottish National Final in September and dry-fly fishing at Coldingham Loch.