Another good week on the Spey with fish caught throughout the system. The river fell steadily all week and the wind was not too difficult after Monday.
The forecast for the coming week is bright tomorrow, overcast with a little rain mid-week and bright again towards the weekend. The tides continue to build till Wednesday then there is no new water for the rest of the week. Hopefully the runs of fish continue.
Catches; as I mentioned in my preamble there have been fish caught from the bottom of the river to Grantown. Ian Tennant was delighted to have a fish from Beat 2 and 5 their first of the season. Delfur started the week at a gallop with a couple of fish a day, unfortunately the pace fell off towards the end of the week.
The Turtle party at Rothes had a better week than the last few years almost reaching double figures. Grant Turtle kindly sent me these photographs and tells me that Mrs Mari Turtle his 90 year young grandmother landed the biggest of the week.
The Beat below Craigellachie had a good week, I was lucky enough to get an invite to fish from Mr George Michie and was fortunate to land an eighteen-pound fish from the tail of Fiddich. George had a couple himself taking the total just short of double figures.
Craigellachie had three for the week, Dougie Ross sent me this picture of William Sleeman with his second of the week.
I was delighted to get some photographs from the Aberlour Association water. Alasdair Polson send me these pictures of Sandy McWilliam with two of this season’s fish.
Kinermony had an excellent week with seven landed, Steven Forster had his first ever Spey fish. Alasdair Polson and George McKenzie got in on the action, it is nice to see Davy Brand happy and smiling.
I have heard there are fish being caught at Knockando although it is not being heavily fished.
Simon Crozier was kind enough for to allow me to use his picture of Gordon Smith from Cullen.
As I was told last week Grantown had their first fish of the season, in fact four were landed. Jimmy Mitchel was on hand to take and send me these photographs of Paul Russel from Lossiemouth with his fish from the Long Pool.