Well last week’s forecast was wrong, the rain promised for midweek failed to turn up till Saturday and even that was patchy. This coming week is more of the same, no precipitation and plenty of sunshine, temperatures reaching twenties most of the week. The tides peaked last week and there will be no new water till next weekend.
Saturday’s rain pushed up the Avon and the main river is running quite coloured.
The warm weather is a least good for my blue tits and the caterpillar crop seems to be keeping the family well fed.
We had a reasonable week at Delfur by this year’s standards, both guests and gillies worked hard, fishing the mornings and evenings but we finished the week into double figures. As I don’t have many pictures from elsewhere you will have to make do with the team Delfur photos.
Rothes were a more social party and ended with four, James and Heather Bladon had a fish apiece.
Euan from Arndilly says,
Five on Saturday boosted the weekly total to six, Mr Sutterthwaite had a “first fish” on Wednesday. A well-travelled Charlie Walker had a brace and George Hollinbery, Will Daniels and Jonathon De Jongh also had fish.
Kinermony started the week well when Ian Pawley had an 8lber from the Boat Pool on Monday morning but alas that was it.
I hear Delagyle also had one but have no details.
Knockando had a least a couple.
I was pleased to hear from Simon Cozier on Castle Grant 3 who sent me this picture of his son Jack with his first fish caught late on Saturday night.
Grantown had a least four salmon, 18, 14, 13 and 6 with a handful of seatrout.
Stuart Voce from Abernethy tells me,
The river dropped this week to it’s lowest level for a few years. Thinking that that would be the end of the fishing for a while I was proved wrong with 3 Salmon and 9 seatrout. Just goes to show we don’t know it all!
The Salmon best was 14lb taken by our member Stephen Dawson. All fish returned.
On Friday night our member Ian Mc Bean had a night he will not forget for some time by landing 7 Seatrout on the fly! and losing 6 others !! best 5lb .What dreams are made of ?
On a sadder note I have to report that we lost one of our oldest members last Saturday, Bill Norman who sadly passed away after a long illness. Most of those who knew him will remember him as ‘ Big Bill ‘ a builder by trade, a true fisherman by nature,
He will be sadly missed. God bless.