As I predicted last week, Monday was pretty much a washout, there were a few fish caught on the small areas of fishable water. The levels dropped and cleared as the week progressed and there were some fish about. The rainfall chart for next week shows the region will get little if any rain, most of the rain stays well to the south. It ought to be a pleasant sunny week. Tide wise there is no new water till Thursday then the tides start to build again.
Catches, there appears to be grilse being caught at the bottom of the river but I have no reports to back up these rumours. Delfur were around the forty mark with there being some very slow days followed by some good days. Mark tells me there were a mixture of very fresh grilse and big old coloured fish.
Thursday seemed very dour up and down the river for whatever reason yet Friday was much better! Mrs Liza O’Brien’s party managed twenty one at Rothes. The Gordon Angling Group had their final outing of the season just below Craigellachie and managed sixteen, with Club President Kevin James being the top rod with three on Tuesday. Craigellachie just about made double figures. Wester Elchies had a slightly better week than of late with eight landed. Carron had a great start to the week with nine on Tuesday but tailed off finishing the week with around sixteen. Over the water I hear one of the Laggan fishers lost a big fish right at the net whilst fishing Sands on Saturday, unfortunately I have no more details. Once again I have no reports from further up the river.