It has been a patchy week on Speyside and yet again some beats fished well whilst others struggled. The water levels fluctuated a little but most beats should have had conditions near enough perfect at some time during the week. The leaves are starting to form on the trees and now the valley has more of a green hue rather than the colourless look of the weeks before.
There was at least one fish caught from the Brae Beats, John Harris got his first ever salmon a cracker of 14lb from the Rock Pool on Beat 2.
Upstream both Delfur and Rothes were a little disappointed with only 4 and 5 fish respectively. Craigellachie managed 2. Frenchman Guy Nardin’s party fishing Kinermony had ten and Kinermony must be the most productive beat on the river this week. Across the water Wester Elchies managed eight, Mike Shaw got his first ever salmon, veteran Frank Whitley in his 90th year managed another Spey salmon and Mark Hanson had a good week with 5 to his own rod.
I understand the Belgium party at Delagyle had 6 which show that those 2.5 miles of the river, shared by Kinermony, Wester Elchies and Delagyle was relatively productive. Upstream Laggan managed 5 but across the water Carron could only get 2 though one was estimated at 21lbs from the Big Griggle. At Phones Dr. L. Falk had a nice sealiced fish from the boat in the Station Pool. I have had no reports from further up the river, can I please ask for information and stories, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The weather forecast is not very spring like with sleet, snow, and heavy rain forecast for the next few days. The tides are building all week with the Spring tides next weekend again I hope this encourages more fish to run. I would finally just like to remind you of Alan Williams’ comments of last week. (See below)