Last week was a week of two halves. this week should be a better fishing week. although the National weather forecasts are predicting rain, Speyside should remain relatively dry although there might be some rain towards the end of the week. The tides start building from tomorrow.
Catches reflected the weather, the bright warm days towards the end of the week made catching fish more difficult.
Gordon Castle Ian tells me they finished with thirty -two mostly caught in the first half of the week.
Delfur had a dozen.
Arndilly Charles Harman tells me that everyone fishing the first half of the week caught a fish but the second half of the week was a struggle in the bright sunshine.
If you are fishing the Spey, or even other rivers, please keep an eye out for adult salmon bearing tags. The Spey Fishery Board and Spey Gillies are running a salmon tagging project to:
– Determine the re-capture rate of released salmon
– Provide information on the movements of rod caught salmon
Gillies along the river have been provided with tags, tagging equipment and training. Tagged fish could be recaptured anywhere in the river, even in other rivers, so we are asking all anglers to look out for fish carrying “Floy” tags next to the dorsal fin. Floy tags are vinyl coated, available in different colours and individually numbered.
What are we asking anglers to do if they catch a tagged fish?
-Take a note of the Floy tag colour and number (take good photo if possible)
– Carefully release the fish, with tag still in place
– Contact the Spey Fishery Board by Telephone number on tag or via the contact details below
– Anglers reporting a tagged fish will receive details of the fish including original tagging place and date, as well as any other information available
– A full report on the tagging study will be published at the end of the season, including details of all fish.
Please note the latest tags are yellow.