This has been a difficult year for brown trout fishing. The lack of in river weed from Springfield downstream means that the trout have nowhere to hide and an easy meal for predators. The weed situation is being looked at by SEPA, but as yet they have not given a reason for this serious problem. The best of the brown trout fishing is still in the Pitlessie area.
Salmon and sea trout have started to run into the lower river with a couple of salmon being hooked and lost. Some good sea trout have been caught around the Pooch area but the estuary has been pretty patchy this year.