Week Commencing 10th July 2017.

Bit of a rushed report this week, I’m away back to Norway to see if the Salmon have arrived yet.

Again the forecast was fairly accurate. The rain early in the week pushed up the river and there was a little turbidity, but nothing too bad. Next week things will change with some sunny and hot weather to start the week, with perhaps some rain mid week and towards the weekend. The tides start to build from Tuesday onwards.


Catches, things are a little quiet but this is not unexpected and the grilse runs are in decline.

Gordon Castle finished with 45 for the week. There was a Pacific Pink salmon caught from the Association water. Thanks to Ian tenant and his team for the pictures and also thanks to Tony Smith.

Gordon Castle

Gordon Castle.

Tony Smith Fochabers

Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha).

For what to do if you encounter a “pink” see here.

Orton had a quieter week than of late, with around half a dozen. Not even an engagement to write about.

Delfur, were into double figures.

Rothes, ended in the mid teens, with a few more lost.

Craigellachie were close to double figures, the mid week rise seemed to suit.

Jimmy Jack kindly sent me some pictures of his Lower Wester Elchies fishing.

Jimmy Jack Lower Wester Elchies

Jimmy Again

and Again.

Carron were into double figures, Ian Boathwick kindly sent me this picture.

Judy Bragg Carron, her first fish.

Laggan finished with five, Mrs. Anna (Coco) Barker showed her husband how it ought to be done. Giles Bovill fished better in the semi-dark than during the day.

Anna Baker Laggan

Giles Bovill Laggan

Giles Bovill Laggan

Grantown were in double figures for salmon, the best a 15lb fish from Tarric mor. There were close to fifty  sea trout landed landed including a couple over 7lb. There are well over two hundred sea trout landed this season.

Kinchurdy had over 30 sea trout and a couple of salmon.

Edwin Whyte Kinchurdy



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