It has been a wet few days and the river is big and coloured, as I write this report it is still raining and the river is sitting at about 5 feet. Last night the SEPA gauge on the Avon showed an impressive 8-9 meters but I am not convinced that the river ever reached these great heights! The bridge at Ballindalloch does not appear to be wet to the top!
The tides peaked at the end of last week so there will be no new water all week. The forecast is for some rain tonight but a bit brighter on Monday and Tuesday more rain towards the end of the week. Hopefully this fresh water will bring some more fish into the river or at least redistribute the ones that are there. There appeared to be more signs of disease on the river but Brian Shaw will have more up to date information later this week.
Catches: The Brae beats continue to fish well, I hear the Castle had nine to Wednesday night and the total for all the beats is around forty for the week. Delfur fell just short of twenty and I was lucky enough to land this one from the Bridge Pool before the water became too coloured on Saturday.
Rothes also fell just short of twenty Selwyn Curtis had this one estimated at eighteen pounds from Town Road.
Craigellachie managed half a dozen with Anne Henderson getting this one at five o clock on Saturday Evening, Annie removed her hat before the photo was taken as she thought I was incredibly rude about her hat last year!
Wester Elchies could only manage four. Carron were slightly better with seven, the majority covered in long tailed sealice. Thursday proved a special day for Peter Simmons’s party at Knockando where they hooked fourteen fish and land nine. Information above here is again poor till Grantown who only managed eight, with this rise in the water I am prepared to bet they will soon pass that total next week.