Week Commencing 1st July 2013.

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.

Peter Mellor

Peter Mellor

 

Are Gillies getting younger?

Are Gillies getting younger?

Delfur were about the same, high teens. As usual Mark has been kind enough to send me some photos.

Grilse

Grilse

One in the mid-day sun

One in the mid-day sun

 

 

 

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.

Alisdair Polson

Alisdair Polson

Alasdair Polson's Salmon

Alasdair Polson’s Salmon

 

Sandy McWilliam

Sandy McWilliam

 

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.

John Gray's seatrout

John Gray’s seatrout

Another for John Gray.

Another for John Gray.

 

There are 3 comments for this article
  1. David Barker at 9:39 am

    Sadly not…. He played really well tho’….

  2. David Barker at 10:10 am

    Congratulations to Andy Murray… Malcolm , did you watch Fred Perry win at Wimbledon in ’36??

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