It was like clockwork, I was astounded at our good fortune, it seemed un-believable. After a short but spirited battle the lovely fresh cock fish of about albs was duly returned. What a start to the day, we continue to fish the lower beat as the sun beat down on us, this was probably a blessing as the massive bull in the field was pretty lethargic. After a quick bite for lunch we headed up to the top beat. This beat is about five mile upstream and the river is a lot shallower with some nice streamy runs. I hooked a sea trout in one of the deeper runs but unfortunately this came un-stuck after a few seconds. There were a few sea trout about but un-fortunately the only excitement was a couple of follow but no contact. The heat finally defeated us and we decided to call it a day. more exciting news came in the form of a phone call from Tony on Friday, he had landed another large fish around the 20lb mark, he also lost a good sea trout and the rod who shares the beat lost a salmon, it seems that there are plenty of fish about and more encouragingly, some big ones- roll on Sunday!