Week commencing 17th September

Last Weeks rain pushed up the river and it looks as if it will remain high for the rest of the season. Next week the forecast is for some rain mid week and temperatures hovering around mid teens, about what you would expect for the last week of the season. The tides are building all week.


Catches, Thursday’s high dirty water curtailed the catches but overall it was a reasonable week.

Gordon Castle finished with forty-two mainly coloured salmon. Thanks to Ian for keeping the pictures coming.

Gordon Castle

Gordon Castle

Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle

Gordon Castle

Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle.

Delfur were again into double figures. Again thanks to Mark for his photos.

Jason Sweeney Delfur

Ellie Mountain Delfur.

Rory Mountain Delfur.

Rory Again.

Rory and Ellie Mountain Delfur

Wocky Whitworth

Aberlour Angling Club had a few, the higher water suits them.

Wester Elchies and Delagyle picked away.

Grantown were into the mid twenties and plenty of seatrout as well, with a couple close to double figures.

Aviemore and Abernethy, Stuart Voce tells me,

Good water produced good fishing for those who ventured out in the wind, which made presentation of flies and lures difficult. 

The week produced 13 salmon, the best going to our bailiff Gary at 18lb who decided to pick up his own rod and show the locals how to do it! Five seatrout caught best 5lb.

With extra rain reported for the final week it could be a nice end for what has been, due to the weather, a difficult season.

Kinchurdy had a few salmon and seatrout, Ian Liepins enjoyed his few days and was pleased with his fish he estimated at 23lb.

James Lang told me that he and his friend Gerry had a great day at Kinchurdy with 3 salmon, the best pictured below, and two sea trout around the 3lb mark. He went on to say thanks to Bobby Hall for making the day so enjoyable.

Ian Liepins Kinchurdy.

James Lang Kinchurdy.


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