Week Commencing 23rd July.

Last weeks rain on Saturday made a slight difference to the river but the rise might well have disappeared before Monday.

Welcome rise in level.

There is a little rain today but again probably not enough. At the present time there is some rain forecast for Thursday.

The tides have peaked and there will be no new water all week.



Fochabers, Andrew Milne tells me it was a disappointing week with only a handful landed.

Ian Tennant tells me the Gordon Castle beats finished with mid teens, mainly grilse.

Gordon Castle Grilse.

Delfur were about the same.

The rest of the river was fairly quiet.

Grantown, Jimmy Mitchel says,

Despite the arid conditions, visiting angler, Graham Erskine managed to land two salmon during the week. Both were caught in Tarric Mor and one of these took his fly at 3.30 am. It was an early riser!

Sea-trout are still providing sport for the handful of nocturnal fishers.

 Abernethy and Aviemore Stuart Voce tells me

The grilse that I reported last week finally arrived on Friday/Saturday with three to the fly, best 6lb. Only one seatrout reported at 3lb.

The river still remains low at one inch and fishers are reporting that the water is warm so oxygen levels must be low for the fish. Hopefully those fishing will respect this.

Edwin Whyte tells me they had a great week at Kinchurdy with seventeen sea trout landed with many more offers, the best 8lb.



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