Week Commencing 14th May.

Last week’s forecast was reasonably accurate, hot, bright and sunny, not ideal fishing conditions. This coming week is pretty similar, again no rain, temperatures into the high teens apart from Tuesday which oddly is not forecast to reach double figures. The wind should remain light all week.

The tides peaked at the end of last week and there will be no new water till next Friday.


I have yet to see a Swift though they usually arrive almost by clockwork on the 15thMay. My House Martins have not turned up at all yet, although they make a mess and are not everyone’s favourite but I do enjoy seeing them. My blue tit eventually laid nine eggs and is still sitting.



Well there were a few.

Gordon Castle had three. Thanks to Ian for the pictures.

Gordon Castle

Gordon Castle.

Orton were quiet Richard sent me this photo of Will Haggas with a nice fish.

Will Haggas Orton.

Delfur managed one as well, thanks to Henry Mountain for the photo.

Charlotte Mountain Delfur.

Craigellachie were possibly the best beat on the river with four thanks to Mike Broadey for the picture.

Mike Broadey Craigellachie.

Wester Elchies had a couple, Dave Sadowski sent me this odd looking two tone fish.

Dave Sadowski Wester Elchies.

Kinermony had a couple, Delagyle one I believe.

Grantown had three salmon, two pictured at at least eleven seatrout have been reported, including a couple over 5lb.

Stuart Carswell Grantown.

Nigel Davis Tarric mor Grantown.

Stewart Voce from Abernethy and Aviemore again updated me,

Our lovely stretch at Aviemore came up trumps this week on Monday and kicked off our seatrout season with 2lb fresh fish for our member Arthur Lee, caught on a dry fly in the daytime!. Just goes to show that seatrout fishing on our river is not just ‘ in the dark ‘.

The following day, despite the river dropping, Johnnie Gordon came good again by landing a hen salmon of 8lb on, yes you have it, on his favoured payo. 

The following morning I had a lovely shaped hen fish of 8lb on the worm. Both fish returned as required by the fishery board. Just a reminder for those who may not be aware.

Seatrout were seen on the Abernethy beat and a report from Alan Riach Informed me the he was broken by a large fish on Tuesday night but redeemed himself on Friday night by landing , his words, a ‘clonker’ of a fish of 8lb! Last year he had our best at 10lb! What fly he is fishing!.

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