There has been a technical disaster in my house and my desk top computer has stopped working. I have all this weeks photos ready to upload but my tablet cannot handle the volume.
It has been a wet month of May with almost 6″ of rain, just 2″ short of the total rainfall last year has fallen already this year.
The weather forecast next week is for some more rain next Thursday and into the weekend. Temperatures remain low for June.
The tides are building till Tuesday then there will no new water for the rest of the week.
Gordon Castle had twelve for the week, the heaviest was 18lb.
Orton were close to double figures.
Delfur, I was lucky enough to fish Delfur last week and although we lost two days to high or rising water we finished with seventeen.Dave Sadowski was the top rod with four.
Rothes had another excelent with again sixteen landed. A big fish was lost when it stripped off all the line in a mad rush and then broke the backing.
Arndilly, Euan tells me ” We had a steady week without breaking records. Mr George Hollingbery and Mr Jonathon De Jongh got the week started with 13lb and 10lb fish repectively. Will Daniel and Chris Sutterthwaite had fish on Tuesday. Wednesday was what we thought was the best water of the week, guess what – we blanked! Thursday Julian Sowerbutts and Giles Brand had a fish plus a couple of noisy losses. Friday David Bate and Mark Eyre had one each and Mrs Jeanette Hollingbery had a cast for a hour and showed the way with a nice 9.5lb fish from the Bulwark. On Saturday we had five including a fish for Mrs Gilly Bate and two for Charlie Walker. George Hollingbery joined Mr Walker as the only two rods to catch two fish in the week with our first grilse of the season. It is unusual to have such an even spread of fish.”
Aberlour Angling Club had thirteen, including a recaptured fish caught originally at Easter Elchies. Visitors Colin Gregson and William Hughes had fish as well as the Grant Brothers.
Kinermony was fish by Peter Kytes party and the had three.
Wester Elchies had four as did Carron.
Castle Grant Lionel tells me they had an excellent week with catches in the mid twenties.
I will endevour to update if I can get a computer to work, a mobile phone and a tablet are no substitute for a proper keyboard.