Well at least we had some rain, not that you could tell by looking at the river, still very very low. Next week temperatures remain high, there is a chance of rain Monday evening and Thursday and Friday but again probably not enough to make a significant change in the river height.
The tides are building all week and hopefully this will bring some more fish into the system.
Fochabers Angling Club, Andrew Milne tells me it was a disappointing week with only four salmon and a grilse landed.
Gordon Castle. Ian Tennant tells me they had thirty-four for the week, mainly fresh grilse but unusually they are still not showing.
Delfur finished just into double figures again mostly grilse.
Wester Elchies managed four, a mixture of grilse and older fish.
Laggan I hear that Rupert Allinson had a grilse from the Stream
Grantown, Jimmy Mitchel says,
All quiet in Grantown with no-one fishing for salmon.
The very small band of nocturnal sea-trout anglers are still being rewarded with decent catches. Local member, John Gray, has sent us the attached picture of one of his many fish. This one is just under 4lbs.
Aberlour and Abernethy Stuart Voce tells me,
The farmers’ prayers were answered this week with the long awaited rain, but it did little to help our river and it only rose one inch. However we did see in influx of grilse in the lower beats at Spey Bay. Hopefully they may make an appearance later this week.
Seatrout for the week totalled 14 with the best at 7lb. In view of the river conditions the suspension of worm fishing is still in force and also catch and release would not go amiss at this difficult time for the fish please.