After such a fine December and January, it seems slightly unfair that as soon as the season opens we get nothing but spates. This weekend the river rose to the highest it has been since last September, 2.25 M. There is plenty of water in the Insh Marshes so it might take some time to drop back to a good fishable level. The forecast for the coming week is for some precipitation on Monday, either rain or snow, drier the rest of the week but remaining cold with temperatures remaining close to freezing. The tides are building till mid week.
After a very slow start there have been two fish reported from the river. Mike Murdoch caught the first on Wednesday from the Gas/ Carron Pool, Laggan. He was assisted by his partner Nicola Kennell who coached him through playing the fish before expertly netting it. Mike and Nicola, ought to have plenty of Walkers Shortbread and Aberlour Whisky to keep them going for the foreseeable future.
The second fish was caught by Ronnie McCuaig, fishing the Otter Pool at Delfur, this is Ronnie’s first ever salmon, on his first ever days salmon fishing. He was assisted by Davie Mcintosh who both will receive, shortbread and whisky from the Opening Day Sponsors Walkers Shortbread and Aberlour Distillery, Ronnie will also get a Delfur Badge for his “first” salmon.