Last week’s forecast was pretty accurate, the vegetation is absorbing the little rain that is falling. The river is showing tiny increases but nothing to get over excited about. This coming week the weather is forecast to be more changeable Tuesday and Wednesday will be quite wet with about and inch and a half of rain, now if that arrives it might give the level a lift. Wednesday and Friday afternoons are supposed to be bright and sunny. Thursday is pretty non descript so not sure whether it will suit one party or another in the Election. The tides are building all week.
Although conditions are still not great for salmon fishing the catches remain reasonably good.
Gordon Castle, Ian Tennant and his team tell me that they landed close to twenty fish for the week.
Orton, I understand finished somewhere in the mid teens, I am grateful to Stuart Yates and Jan Rigden for sending me some pictures.
Delfur ended up close to forty, as usual Mark Melville keeps me supplied with photographs.
Rothes had nineteen for the week.
Craigellachie had a few fresh fish this week, ending the week with at least half a dozen. Couple of photos of some nice fish.
Aberlour had a couple thanks to Ken Davies for keeping me updated.
Wester Elchies , Henry Mountain tells me they ended up with seven fish from six pools, and as usual is generous with his pictures.
Peter Kyte sent me this picture from Kinermony, not sure if they had any more.
Carron had a handful.
Knockando was fished by Edwin Whyte when he wasn’t up at Kinchurdy, I’m not exactly sure if Edwin sleeps at all. Thursday appeared to be a bumper day with a a mixture of salmon and seatrout from both Kinchurdy and Knockando!
My Grantown correspondent is on holiday but informs me that at least five salmon were landed with at least as many seatrout.
My blue tits continue to grow, I believe there are still seven on the go but one poor wee chap doesn’t appear to be getting as much food as the rest and gets pushed about by the others. Both parents are keeping the growing brood supplied with caterpillars. They are beginning to look less reptilian as their feathers continue to grow.