Castle Fishery (combined) 5 & 10 yr Catch Returns

Below are the recorded catch returns for Castle Fishery for the past 10 years. When reading these statistics please be aware that the fishery has been very lightly fished during this period. In particular there has been virtually no fishing taking place prior to July, and yet the beat immediately downstream produces a good number of spring salmon each year.

Salmon & Grilse Catch Returns

Month 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 10yr Ave 5yr Ave 2019
Feb 0 0
Mar 0 0
Apr 0 0
May 1 1 2 1 1 1 0.7 0.6
Jun 1 3 4 1 2 1 1.2 0.8
Jul 6 1 1 5 1 1 4 1 1 2.1 1.4
Aug 1 6 9 2 2 9 1 1 3.1 3
Sep 3 15 3 7 1 9 4 3 2 4.7 3.6
Oct 17 23 9 17 16 7 18 23 6 8 14.4 12.4
Total 27 41 13 39 33 11 30 43 11 14 26.1 21.6
 

Sea Trout Catch Returns

There are some excellent Sea Trout pools at Castle, but in the past very few anglers have targeted these stunning fish, with most being caught by accident by Salmon anglers, and hence the very patchy nature of the catch returns.

Month 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 10yr Ave 5yr Ave 2019
Feb 0 0
Mar 1 0.1 0.2
Apr 0 0
May 0 0
Jun 4 3 2 1 3 1 2
Jul 14 1 3 4 16 9 1 9 5.7 7.8
Aug 2 3 1 3 5 20 3 3 3 2 4.5 6.2
Sep 7 3 7 18 17 1 1 1 5.5 7.6
Oct 1 4 2 4 3 1 1 5 3 2.4 2.6
Total 17 14 4 6 23 48 37 16 11 19 19.5 26.2
 

Brown Trout Catch Returns

Prior to 2013 brown trout have not been recorded in the returns. From 2013 onwards anglers are asked to record brownies exceeding 1lb in weight.

Month 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Feb N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mar 3 0 2 0 2 0
Apr 0 12 4 0 29 0
May 0 1 0 18 35 0
Jun 2 5 0 4 0 2
Jul 0 3 0 0 0 0
Aug 0 1 0 0 0 1
Sep 1 0 1 0 0 0
Oct 0 2 2 4 0 0
Total 6 24 9 26 66 3