Week Commencing 12th March

The forecast is more of the same, temperatures in the mid-teens with no rain for the foreseeable future; it’s a funny old spring. The birds are already well into the mating and nest building season, I hope the oyster catchers remember that the river will rise! There has been a good few hatches of March Browns this week and the trout were feeding heavily.

March Brown

March Brown

It looks as if conditions will remain settled for the coming week and as the water temperatures continue to rise it will remain a changeable time with floaters replacing intermediates and perhaps fly sizes getting smaller in the clear water.

Catches; as usual it is hard to gather information. It appears from Facebook that the Gordon Castle beats have had nine this week but I wish someone would email me a few details and some pictures! I also hear that Orton might have had a couple more. Delfur, always a good source of information and pictures, had four this week. Davey McIntosh returned to gillying duties after his fishing last Saturday.

This week it was Grant Morrison’s time to “have a cast” a hook a salmon.

Upstream the Gordon Group finished the tenancy at Rothes and Alec Robertson had this fine fish from Bluestone.

The beats directly above had a few each. I hear that the beats above the Avon though not properly let till this coming week have had a couple of fish. I am sure that it will not be long before Grantown gets its first fresh fish of the season, but certainly a rise in river levels would help.

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