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Where’s hot this weekend?

By Stuart Letford

Read our summary of the reports before you decide where to fish

October 7

Some showers are expected, perhaps turning frequent in western areas and across parts of the Midlands. For most though, it should be largely dry with sunny spells, especially in the east. Fresh northwesterly winds should ease through the day.
Friday evening: It will turn generally cloudy overnight, with rain or drizzle spreading across the north of the UK. Mostly dry in the south, however, with some clearer spells.
Saturday: A mainly cloudy and damp day across all areas with strengthening westerly winds. Rain will be heaviest and most persistent in the northwest of the UK. Drier further south.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Windy and generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain for most. Brighter conditions in the northwest on Monday spreading to all areas through Tuesday, although with some showers in the north.

Lough Ennell has been fishing well lately, and is definitely worthy of a visit as the season nears its end. The Mourne is reported to be in "perfect" condition right now. Get there now as there's rain and high winds forecast for the middle of next week.


s has had one of its best seasons, and boat fishing at Chew is taking off, but I'll be heading to Rutland where I hear the brown trout are starting to appear. Oakham’s Matt Gregory netted a brace last week both to dry fly in the evening. The shorter, cooler October days should see some of the biggest fish in the reservoir on the feed.

If you're in the south west you could do a lot worse than head to Fernworthy or Kennick where the dry-fly fishing has been good.


The River Allan in Stirlingshire is producing some big salmon, and a large run of fresh fish was observed coming in a few days ago.

Tight lines!


• Have you experienced some red hot fishing this weekend. Then let me know the details. E-mail me (Stuart Letford) here.

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