Well it has been a little quieter on the river and a much quieter on the photographic front. The forecast for the coming week is changeable with a little of everything, Monday will have some sunshine, Tuesday and Wednesday, some rain and sleet, Thursday could be cold and frosty with temperatures struggling to get above zero. We will have to wait and see will happen. Not sure if the precipitation mid week will give a rise or if the cold will hold the levels down. The tides are building again. The strong winds on Saturday caused some damage at Wester Elchies. The primary limb on one of the large beech trees has blown into the Rhynd below the Big Pig, already Sam has its removal organised. If I was writing this on Wednesday, I might be tempted to try and suggest that the water level on the SEPA Aberlour gauge and the limb dropping were connected rather than just a coincidence.
Catches: I have had no reports of catches below Boat o Brig, whether fish have been caught or not I have no idea. Delfur had a few fish including this 21-½ lb. fish for Lee Craig from Beaufort.
Mrs Turtle’s party returned to Rothes, and had landed three with at least as many lost. Mike Ewan was kind enough to send me this picture of David Turtle with his fish from Creaky.
Again I have no news from Rothes to Craigellachie Bridge. Craigellachie had a couple of fish mid week. The Cecil party fishing Wester Elchies had three for the week. Over the water Kinermony had a couple. The Gordon Group could only manage one from Delagyle.
Disappointingly I have not heard of any catches above this although rumours abound of fish being caught at Tulchan and Castle Grant, but if no one tells me I cannot report them.