We had job to do in the Tomnavoulin area yesterday and once we were finished we had a quick look to see if there were any spawning sea trout to be seen. The answer was yes with redds and spawning fish present in the Livet. The water temperature was still 8oC yesterday but the extra water over the weekend was perfect timing to get the sea trout started.
After the Livet we had a quck look in the Tervie, a noted sea trout (and salmon) burn. We walked a few hundred metres finding a few redds. There was evidence that the otters had taken advantage of the annual influx of big fish.
A short distance away Polly came across a cascass. This was also a sea trout but a male this time.
The sea trout spawning is probably only getting underway now; the forecast rain for Friday should see good numbers of fish in the burns.
On the way home we stopped at the Packhorse Bridge on the Livet. The woodland autumn colours are fantastic this year, I can’t remember another year with such rich colours, especially the Aspen which are vivid yellow at present.