Last week’s forecast was accurate. The precipitation was of snow on higher ground. The river level fell away nicely as the week progressed. Next weeks forecast is to be another chilly week with temperatures struggling to reach above 4C. There will be some rain midweek. Thursday is forecast to be the sunniest of the week, but still chilly.
The tides peak on Monday evening and there will be no new water for the rest of the week.
I wonder if the sand martins will turn up this week, or will the cold weather keep them away? No sign of an osprey on the river either though they have been seen locally.
I am pleased to be able to report fresh fish from Knockando to the sea. I am fairly sure that this week doubled the Spey’s 2018 catch.
The Knockando fish was caught by one of the instructors helping with the RSAA ladies two days.
Gordon castle had a fresh fish from Beat 4 caught by Alex Robertson the new beat 4 gillie. Well-done Alex.
I hear that Orton had a couple of fish early in the week and were seeing plenty of fish running through.
Delfur finished with seven, though Wednesday was special with five landed. Mark tells me the east wind and cold weather made the end of the week difficult.
Rothes had six and a seven-pound sea-trout. Thanks to Robbie Stronnach for the pictures.
Author Iain Ogden’s party had six from Arndilly . Iain kindly sent me a couple of pictures.
Aberlour Angling Club had a couple, Jim Sivewright and Stuart Wilson. I heard Lower Wester Elchies had their first of the season and Macallan had another but have no more details.
Kinermony had three, Mike Broadey showing the way as team leader.
Wester Elchies also had three, starting with two on Monday and another on Saturday.
Delagyle fished by the Gordon Angling Group could only manage one.
Christain Christensen’s party had three from Laggan.
I was disappointed that Grantown have yet to have a fresh fish but heard rumours of a fresh one lost at Kinchurdy.