Well there is a little light at the end of the tunnel; I just hope it is not a train coming the other way! Historically this coming week, the second week of Wimbledon was the week when the grilse arrived on the Spey; there are indications of a few grilse about, and the rivers further North are reporting the arrival of some grilse. The forecast for the coming week is a warm week with a little sunshine and perhaps some rain towards the weekend and the start of the next week. The tides have peaked this weekend and there will be no new water till next week.
Catches: I understand the Gordon Castle Beats were approaching double figures. Delfur had there first reasonable week of the season reaching the low twenties, as usual Mark and Rory was kind enough to send me some photographs I wish other beats were as considerate. He tells me they had their first grilse of the season on Friday.
Rothes also had a good week with Mr J Bladon’s party almost reaching twenty, Mike tells me most were sea-liced and there were a couple of grilse caught, both were around the 5lb mark which is encouraging.
Further upstream things were pretty quiet from what I have heard but to be honest I have not heard much. Sam tells me that again Wester Elchies had four with a few more lost.