Another reasonably accurate forecast last week, the rain towards the end of the week pushed the river up a couple of feet. Unfortunately this small rise coincided with SEPA having communication problems so the gillies could not inform their guests on the expected trends. Next week the forecast is for more unsettled weather, Monday and Tuesday will have a few showers, Wednesday will be brighter and Thursday showers again. The tides are building all week, an excellent fishing forecast.
Catches were fairly good with Saturday’s rise helping finish the week with a flourish.
Gordon Castle ended with forty-two, the majority salmon but with a sprinkling of grilse. Many thanks to Ian Tennant and his team for the photographs.
Orton had an excellent week, the Reeve party finished the week with almost thirty salmon and a handful of seatrout.
Delfur were again in the mid teens, just one picture this week.
Rothes had a bakers dozen, mostly salmon with a solitary grilse.
Craigellachie, Wester Elchies and Kinermony all had around half a dozen.
Aberlour had a successful week, thanks to Ken Davies for keeping me informed and providing me with pictures.
Carron had an excellent week ending up with fourteen.
Grantown started the week slowly but the lift in the water brought a lift in the catches. There was close to a dozen salmon landed the best a 21lbs fish from Tarric Mor by Craig Carswell. Again the sea trout catches were over fifty for the week including two over seven pounds. Pictured below John Gray’s seven pound sea trout.
Kinchurdy had yet another good week with over forty sea trout and four salmon landed. Regular tenant’s Kevin Shanks and his son were pleased with their catch, Kevin wrote, “What a week, 43 sea trout and four salmon for four rods. As normal great advice from gillie, Bobby Hall, his help and advice is second to none a fantastic place to fish” Thanks to Kevin for the following pictures.
Nature notes, as expected from the spectacular growth the Delfur swallows have fledged.