Well it’s back to writing reports on a Sunday evening. Life would be so much better if people would update me with stories and pictures. The Spey opened on Wednesday and it has been a great few days weather wise although when the sun went down it soon got cold, but for most of the day I fished in just a jumper!
There was only one fish reported on opening day, retired gillie George Michie landed it from the March Pool, at Ballindalloch. Gillie Steve Brand picked up the prizes for George. Many thanks to Walker’s Shortbread and Aberlour Distillery for generously sponsoring the Opening. Photograph by Alex Michell, (interesting historical object on the wall behind Roger Knight’s head.)
The prize for the biggest fish was rolled on till the following day when Warren Gain claimed the prize with this short fat fish from Cairnty Orton. There was plenty feeding at sea for this fish.
I have heard of three other fish from the River, Arndilly had a fish though as usual details are sketchy. Rothes had a couple, with Gordon Group Anglers, Kevin James and Graham Ritchie having a fish each.