I have been asked to remind everyone that the Spey will be featured on the BBC programme called Highlands- Scotland’s Wild Heart, the 2015 opening was filmed along with some fishing at Craigellachie. The programme will be aired on Wednesday the 25th at 9pm. An excellent series slightly spoilt for me by Ewan McGregor’s over the top commentary, which tends to humanise the lives of animals and birds.
Last week’s forecast was reasonably accurate, though Monday was not quite as sunny and warm as predicted and the rain in the week slightly less than anticipated but enough to cause the river levels to fluctuate none-the-less.
This week’s forecast is for a mainly dry week with some sunshine, temperatures might even reach the high teens. The tides peak early tomorrow then there will be no new water for the rest of the week. Perhaps a week for having the afternoons off and fishing later in the evening.
Catches: Again another great week on the river with plenty of fish being caught from above Grantown to the sea.
Gordon Castle ended the week with almost twenty.
I have not heard anything from Orton.
Delfur had a good week, again getting close to twenty. Thanks as usual to Mark and Rory for their photographs.
Kevin Smyth and party fishing at Rothes finished with fourteen. Kevin had close to 50% of the catch. Mike tells me the fish were still running hard.
It was nice to hear from Colin Jones fishing at Easter Elchies and he sent me these photographs.
Craigellachie had their best week of the season, again very close to twenty. Dougie Ross again supplied me with plenty of pictures. It is good to see John Neal still catching fish when he is close to 90.
Kinermony had a handful.
Wester Elchies finished with a disappointing seven. I did nothing to help, hooking four and losing them all! Dave Sadowski had the most, but Ian Muir the best-looking fish!
Delagyle had around ten but have no more details, but Edwin Whyte seemed to keep hauling them out of Gean Tree.
James Chalmers’ party at Carron had their usual productive week, landing ten. James as usual generous with his pictures. I hear Laggan were just behind.
Then as usual my information dries up, with the fish we were seeing running through someone must be catching some upstream of Carron, but if no one gives me information I cannot pass it on.
Sandy Scott had this 25lb fish from Castle Grant 2.
Grantown were into the teens, the best fish also into the teens. There are some seatrout starting to be caught and I predict these up and coming warm evenings will certainly help there.
Regular Jan Rigden sent me this picture from Kinchurdy. I would imagine their seatrout figures should rise soon.