It rained over the last couple of days, not a lot at Carron but enough to bring the river up; as I write this the river has risen eighteen inches to about one foot six! There is a bit of turbidity but this is to be expected as we have not had a decent rise for around five weeks. Tide wise there will be no new water till Thursday then they will build for the next week. The weather forecast predicts sunshine and showers with a possibility of a bit more rain on Thursday.
I have not had any news from the bottom of the river. Delfur had eighteen, mostly sealiced and a few more lost. Rothes were somewhat quieter with five landed and as many lost. Just below Craigellachie it was the week where the local syndicate fish Inverfiddich, at least six fish were landed from a 500 yard single bank beat! I managed this one on Monday.
Upstream Wester Elchies though lightly fished managed six. Whilst trout fishing, gillie Sam Bremner landed a 9lb hen fish on a size 12 March Brown and 4lb nylon cast, simple for some. Frank Whitley 90 years young, landed three including this one from the Little Turn.
Over the water both Kinermony and Delagyle had at least a couple each. Upstream at Carron 5 fish were eventually landed, at the start of the week three fish were lost on the trot by the same (un)lucky angler. Nick Nockton landed two in quick sucession from Midcast.
The Knockando beats got into double figures, and Alex Richie was back amongst the fish with this one from the Pouch.
Grantown had at least seven and the rise in the river should improve the fishing, I predict Grantown will fish well at the start of the week.