Upper Castle Catch Returns

Upper Castle has been very lightly fished over the past 10 years, mainly just an owner and then the manager. Returns have been greatly affected by the health issues of those individuals. For example virtually no fishing took place in 2009 or 2011 due to ill health of the manager.

Upper Castle Fishery 5 & 10 yr Catch Returns

Below are the recorded catch returns for Upper Castle for the past 10 years.

Salmon & Grilse Catch Returns

Month 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 10yr Ave 5yr Ave 2014 Rod Days
Feb 0 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0 0
Apr 1 1 1 0.3 0 0 0
May 2 4 1 1 1 0.9 0.4 0 0
Jun 17 3 1 1 10 1 3 3.6 0.8 0 0
Jul 8 1 1 1 1 1 1.3 0.4 0 0.5
Aug 6 2 8 5 3 4 2.8 1.4 0 1.5
Sep 4 1 11 8 10 1 10 4 4.9 3 0 0
Oct 6 12 6 16 1 15 5 3 6.4 4.8 0 0
Total 41 10 25 28 44 2 26 0 17 9 20.2 10.8 0 2

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 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 10yr Ave 5yr Ave 2014 Rod Days
Feb 0 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0 0
May 0 0 0 0
Jun 1 2 2 0.5 0.4 0 0
Jul 1 0.1 0 0 0.5
Aug 2 6 3 1.1 0 1 1.5
Sep 3 4 0.7 0.8 0 0
Oct 1 4 2 1 0.8 1.4 0 0
Total 2 0 4 9 4 0 8 0 2 3 3.2 2.6 1 2

Brown Trout Catch Returns

Prior to 2014 brown trout have not been recorded in the returns. From 2014 onwards anglers are asked to record brownies exceeding 1lb in weight.

Month 2014 Rod Days
Feb N/A N/A
Mar 0 0
Apr 8 2
May 0 0
Jun 0 0
Jul 0 0
Aug 1 0
Sep 0 0
Oct 0 0
Total 9 2