Due to the marvellous diversity of weather we experience in Scotland, it is useful to monitor the conditions of rivers from the comfort and warmth of our homes. There is little point in planning a trip to fish only to find that the level of water is either too low or more often than not, higher than average shall we say.
In a bid to combat this concern, there are a couple of websites that I use frequently in order to dermine whether or not I should plan a trip. Think about the catchment area that the river you want to fish drains and assess the conditions of several different monitoring stations. Remember that it takes time for water to make it’s course into the river proper and a lag-time will be experienced before the water level begins to rise or fall.
Click on the links below to be taken direct to monitoring sites.