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Date Published: 15/01/2017
Report: Important announcement.

This will be my last weekly report sent from this address.

Throughout last year I have continued to use the Website (, which was set-up for Eddie by his son Clyne. Over the year we have been looking at creating a website which is specific to the fishing offered by Thurso River Ltd, ie beats 2 to 13 and excluding the Private Beat and Beat 1.
This web site is now ready to use –
I will be sending out weekly reports, as in the past, but you will need to subscribe to a new distribution list.
This can be found in the River info tab – weekly reports or copy the link and paste it onto your address bar and go to the bottom of the page and you will be able to subscribe to the new report.
I would like to that Eddie and Clyne for letting me use the web-site this past year and also to Clyne for helping with the old web site and with parts of the new web site and in particular the link to the Loch More web cam.
Tim Hawes
Thurso fishery manager
Opening day report.

The new season started on Wednesday 11th January, with Piper John MaCrae leading about twenty very hardy souls across the bridge from the Ulbster arms down to the Comlifoot pool. The weather was not good with frequent heavy rain/sleet/hail showers. In between the showers we toasted the river and then the first cast was made by Dr Mike Leach. Mike is a very regular visitor to the Thurso and has fished the river for some 35 years. On the previous night he had been the guest speaker at the opening dinner and gave us a passionate talk about his love for the River Thurso and also an insight on his approach to being a successful Thurso angler.
With the river running at 21 inches and rising quickly it was a difficult day, even to catch a few kelts, a few were caught and were in good order. The river continued to rise and peaked around 39 inches overnight.
The ghillies and myself are looking forward to meeting both the new and regular visitors to the Thurso in 2017, hopefully for another great season!
Tim Hawes
Thurso Fishery Manager.