Week Commencing 2nd September 2019.

There is some rain forecast tonight and again on Tuesday night, not enough to raise the river but maybe just enough to keep it topped up. It will be bright and sunny during the day with temperatures around the mid-teens.

The tides are building all week.


Catches: Gordon Castle Ian Tennant tells me they were close to seventy for the week, mainly coloured fish.

Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle.

Fin clipped?? Gordon Castle.


Orton were again lightly fished but still managed to finish the week in the thirties. David Murray from Loch Insch had five to his own rod on Monday.








Delfur Mark tells me that John Braithwaite’s party had a good week ending in the mid-fifties.


Dave Bowden Delfur.


Rothes were very lightly let but still ended in the mid-teens. Mike says they were mainly older fish. The river was quite peaty towards the end of the week.

Max Mckinstrie Rothes.


Easter Elchies Another good week at Easter Elchies with the Hulley & Kirkwood and Doig & Smith party ending up with 14 for the week. The higher water suiting Ladies Haugh and Fiddich Mouth pools. A number of larger fish caught including a 19lb by Nick Berry.

Tom Allan Easter Elchies.

Jason Parker Easter Elchies.

Alan O Rouke Easter Elchiies.

Shaun Hosie Easter Elchies.


Aberlour Ken Davies tells me there were four fish caught, Jim Sivewright had a couple and Bruce Cameron one on Monday. A visitor also had one.

Jim Sivewright Aberlour.


Wester Elchies had close to half a dozen, mostly earlier in the week.



If you are fishing the Spey, or even other rivers, please keep an eye out for adult salmon bearing tags. The Spey Fishery Board and Spey Gillies are running a salmon tagging project to:
– Determine the re-capture rate of released salmon
– Provide information on the movements of rod caught salmon

Gillies along the river have been provided with tags, tagging equipment and training. Tagged fish could be recaptured anywhere in the river, even in other rivers, so we are asking all anglers to look out for fish carrying “Floy” tags next to the dorsal fin. Floy tags are vinyl coated, available in different colours and individually numbered.

What are we asking anglers to do if they catch a tagged fish?

-Take a note of the Floy tag colour and number (take good photo if possible)
– Carefully release the fish, with tag still in place
– Contact the Spey Fishery Board by Telephone number on tag or via the contact details below
– Anglers reporting a tagged fish will receive details of the fish including original tagging place and date, as well as any other information available
– A full report on the tagging study will be published at the end of the season, including details of all fish.

Please note the latest tags are yellow.

New Yellow tag.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Kenny at 5:55 pm

    I notice Grantown hardly gets a mention on here much nowadays Malcom?

    • Malcolm Newbould Author at 6:00 pm

      Kenny, I would love to mention Grantown, but I’m not an investigative reporter, I only report what people tell me. It already takes up most of my Sundays without searching here and there for news.

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