I wonder what the Spey report read like in 1936 when Fred Perry was the last British man to win Wimbledon? Rather different from today I would suggest! It has been a difficult week, hot and sunny just about everyday, the river is back to summer levels and the grilse have yet to put in an appearance. But the tides are building all week so we have to be hopeful something will arrive. The forecast weather wise is not that encouraging for salmon fishing, hot and sunny with perhaps a shower of rain on Friday, I would suggest the anti social fisherman will do best next week, early mornings and late nights.
Catches: As I have suggested it was a tough week, the Gordon Castle beats were just short of twenty. Willie Mair from Portsoy was kind enough to send me some photos.
Delfur were about the same, high teens. As usual Mark has been kind enough to send me some photos.
Rothes were into double figures 70% salmon to 30% grilse.
The small beat below Craigellachie had a couple one on Monday and another on Saturday.
I am again pleased to have a report from Ken Davies about the Aberlour water and he had been kind enough to send me these photos.
I had the pleasure of being invited to fish Kinermony on Wednesday, and managed a fish from the Boat Pool.
Wester Elchies finished the week with five.
Grantown continues to fish well with at least seventeen fish reported up to Saturday lunchtime. The largest of these was a 15 pounder from Tarric Mor on the fly. Included in this number is a handful of grilse. The sea trout continue to be much larger than in recent seasons. A 12-pound sea trout was landed at Tarric Mor on Monday night on fly. This week has also seen sea trout of 7, 6 and 5 pounds.
A couple of photos from John Gray both of these fish were caught, photographed & returned, at Auckernack Burn Pool on Friday night. They were reckoned to weigh 7 lbs. and 5 lbs. The river might be running low, however this is great sea-trout weather.