Week Commencing 21st September 2015

Well that’s it, another season has flown by, well I suppose technically there are three days left but this is my last weekly report for 2015. The weather forecast was fairly accurate and the rain early in the week pushed up the Avon and the lower river, the upper river was more settled. The last few days will be settled and sunny with no rain forecast. The tides are building.

Catches: both ends of the river seemed to fish better than the middle, there are plenty of fish in the middle river but they are switched off. Gordon Castle continued to catch fish but the rise on Tuesday and the turbidity on Wednesday kept the catches down but they still finished with around fifty salmon. Liza O Brien had Delfur this week, and she was very pleased to finish with almost twenty fish and she tells me that everyone managed to catch a fish. Many thanks to Mark, Rory and Liza for their pictures.

John Evans Delfur

John Evans Delfur

21lbs in spawning colours

21lbs in spawning colours

Liza O'Brien's fish

Liza O’Brien’s fish

Bit shy!

Bit shy!

Dan Drew's nice Grilse Delfur

Dan Drew’s nice Grilse Delfur

Things were a little tougher up river, most beats managed to tempt a few fish but the catches were generally poor.

I found it surprising that both Grantown and Kinchurdy fished better. Many thanks to Jimmy Mitchel for sending me these photographs. I hope to get some pictures from Kinchurdy but one of the mobile phone masts appears to be down making communication more difficult.

Nigel Davies Grantown

Nigel Davies Grantown

Another for Nigel Davies

Another for Nigel Davies

And yet another!

And yet another!

Mark_Slight_Poll_na_Creice

Mark Slight Grantown



It has been a while since the canoeists have annoyed me but this week there seemed to be a rush of inconsiderate parking.

Selfish senseless parking.

Selfish senseless parking.

The Spey Valley is renowned for its whisky industry, and the distilleries require grain in large amounts to be delivered, the lorry delivering to the new Dalmunack distillery had to mount the opposite verge to get past this van, thoughtless. They also seem to be ignoring the No Parking signs on both sides of the Carron bridge, perhaps they should be reminded with rights comes responsibility!

On a lighter note who was wading above Craigellachie on Thursday afternoon?

Tsusami?

Tsusami?

 

 

Good Bye and Tight lines for 2016

Good Bye and Tight lines for 2016

Authored by: Malcolm Newbould

There are 11 comments for this article
  1. Graham Yates at 11:09 pm

    Hi Malcolm, Just wanted to say how much I appreciate and enjoy your reports. Regards Graham

  2. olivier Devictor at 1:46 pm

    I join the crowd praising you,Malcolm, for your good work and look forward to 2016 on the Spey
    Olivier

  3. derek rainey at 7:33 pm

    only managed to get to the spey a couple of times this year, but look forward to your comments and photos every week. keep up the good work Derek

  4. Bernard Hammick at 9:31 am

    Many thanks Malcolm for all your reports this season and for not just the catches but the information too. Thanks also to everyone who sends in their pictures.

    I like the ‘ironic’ number plate on the minibus …’r748-PAS’

    Enjoy your Winter!

  5. Colin Jones at 2:41 am

    Hi Malcolm

    Realy enjoy reading your report every week, It’s the only news I get down here in Essex.
    Much appreciated.
    Thank you

    Colin

  6. David Turtle at 10:41 pm

    Many thanks, Malcolm, for the entertaining and informative weekly updates. Thank you indeed.

    David

  7. Craig Mackay at 8:28 pm

    Be encouraged that these reports are much appreciated..as much for the news as well as the forecasts! Looking forward to next season!

  8. Peter Kyte at 8:13 pm

    Well down, another year of excellent reports. Makes Sunday night worth waiting for.
    Cheers M.
    Peter

  9. Mick Price at 7:26 pm

    Hi Malcolm
    Thanks for your reports this year on a lot better season .I look forward to reading them every Sunday evening.

  10. Nick warren at 6:37 pm

    Hi Malcolm
    Thanks very much for this seasons weekly reports, they are greatly apreciatted

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