It has been a mild start to the 2019 season; conditions on opening week were very good, apart from Tuesday, which was spoilt by a very strong wind. The good conditions have helped the fishing and the catches reflect this.
The mild conditions continue for the coming week, the first few days will be a lttle cooler than of late but still warmer than the average. From Wednesday onwards temperatures reach the mid teens again. There will be some rain midweek.
The tides are building all week and this coupled with the high relatively warm water should encourage the fish to run.
Catches: As I mentioned earlier it has probably been the best opening week I have seen since I started writing these reports.
Overall there were seven fish caught. Arndilly had three, Stuart Martin had the fist fish of the season, he also had another from the Long Pool on Saturday. Kenny Munro had the third from the Soo.
Aberlour also had three; Scott Mellis had the second fish of the season and was in the prizes. As well as the Spey Fishery Board he also became the first winner of the Heron trophy by landing the first fish on the fly from the Aberlour Water.
Mark Hancox and Nathan Hutton (16) also caught fish.
Delagyle got their season underway when Bobby Hall had a seven pound fish on Friday.