Well not much I can add to the photos that the gillies and their guests have kindly sent me, it wouldn’t be much of a report if I didn’t get so much help from everyone on the river. Many thanks to everyone for keeping me informed during 2018.
Gordon Castle, in the high eighties.
Orton, close to fifty.
Delfur Double figures again.
The Middle River seemed to pick away, but the fish did not seem to be there in the same numbers as the Lower River.
Grantown, Jimmy Mitchel tells me,
Here with is a summary of Grantown’s last week.
A total of thirty-one salmon and grilse were reported, the heaviest of which weighed 19 lbs.
David Montgomery landed a fish of 11 lbs, of which he has sent a nice Autumnal picture, attached. At least forty sea-trout of up to 5 lbs were also reported.
That’s it for another year! All the best for now, Malcolm.
Aviemore and Abernethy, Stuart Voce wrote,
The final week brought good water and the fishers were out in numbers and had some good sport both on the fly and spinner. The week produced 20 salmon, best 20lb and 13 seatrout.
Our youngest member Gino at 10 years old went out with his granddad Billy Richardson on Friday and landed his first ever salmon at 8lb and seatrout at 4lb. He was, his granddad said, ‘ over the moon’ I hope he has caught the fishing ‘ bug’ and one day he will perhaps be writing this report!. Well done Gino and may you have many more lovely memories with granddad.
Finally, the season was challenging due to the weather condition and I would like to thank all those guests who came and supported the Association. Hope to see you next year.
Kinchurdy, plenty of pictures from Bobby Hall and his guests.