Another Sunday with snow melt, a rising river, temperatures in the mid teens, what is happening? The forecast remains very similar for the rest of the week temperatures remain in double figures till Friday but fortunately the wind moderates and there is very little rain forecast. The tides peak early this week. I would imagine with this relatively warm high water the fish will continue to run hard and will be distributed higher up this system than in the last couple of years.
Catches. For a change I am reasonably happy with the number of photographs I have received, it would be nice to get a few more beats letting me know what is happening but things are looking a little better. I heard that Charlie Moir had a fish from Orton on Friday. At Delfur Graham Ritchie and I continued our lucky run getting another fish a piece on Monday. Raymond More landed his fish from Collie on Friday despite the strong winds.
Rothes had a good week breaking into double figures for the first time this season. Bob Hughes had this eighteen-pound fish from Burnmouth on Tuesday and Mike Glass the slightly smaller one on Friday.
As I predicted when Craigellachie was fished some fish were caught, Alan Mckay got this one estimated at 15lbs from the Boat Pool. Wester Elchies although lightly fished managed a couple. Ian Hall had one on Thursday and Iain Ogden another on Saturday. Iain was kind enough to send me this photograph. Laggan was fished seriously for the first time this season and Derek Smith and Eric Le Rosignol managed a fish a piece on Tuesday, I must get them trained to get me some photos!
I have heard nothing from above but I am sure if anglers were to make the effort at Grantown they would be rewarded with their first of the season.
Sorry about the hiccup with tonights report, it appears my widgets got crossed and I had insufficent seniority to uncross them.