It is a typical autumnal forecast, very changeable. There is some rain forecast for Monday evening, and then Tuesday will be warm, reaching 18c. We will have to wait and see if it all comes as forecast.
The tides have peaked and there will be no new water till next weekend.
The geese have decided it is time to return to Scotland and there are big skeins most mornings.
Gordon Castle, Ian tenant tells me they were very close to three figures, finishing with ninety-six. On Monday there were a few fresh fish about but mainly older fish, the best was 20lb. Plenty of nice pictures this week.
Delfur Again finished into double figures, thanks to Mark for the pictures.
Arndilly, I was pleased to hear from Charles Harman. Charlie told me they finished with fourteen fish, a few freshish ones. There were three octogenarians in the party and all three landed at least one fish.
Wester Elchies finished with four fish, Bryan Herbert landing three on Friday.
Grantown, Jimmy Mitchell tells me,
What a difference a week can make!
The acceptable rise in the river level has brought a plentiful supply of both salmon and anglers to our waters. This has resulted in our most productive week of this season, so far.
A total of 22 salmon, of up to 20 lbs, have been reported. Surprisingly, grilse are in short supply.
Twenty sea-trout of up to 5 lbs have also been landed.
Hopefully we will complete our final two weeks of this season in similar fashion!
Aviemore and Abernethy, Stuart Voce reports,
The river rose to a good height at the start of the week and fish showed starting off with a nice salmon of 11lb for Gordon Henderson and a 15lb for Johnnie Gordon but these were dwarfed by two 25lb+ fish on Saturday. Our junior member, Sam at 13 years of age showed us all how it should be done!! Photo below. He has been picked to fish for Scotland again this year and I think the selectors got it right!! Well-done Sam a day to remember. Just about the same time Johnnie Gordon also landed a 25lb + fish. After a good fight he had to retire to the Bridge Hotel for a wee dram.!!
A few seatrout were caught and released on our Aviemore stretch and this concluded the week. The suspension of worm fishing will remain to the end of the season per the Chairman.
Kinchurdy, I was pleased to receive pictures of Dot Potter a Kinchurdy regular who always seems to catch fish.