It has probably been the best week of the season so far, Thursday and Friday were a bit bright but the rest of the week was perfect for fishing and the catches reflect this. Hopefully next week will be more of the same; the forecast is for sunshine and showers with perhaps heavier rain on Thursday. Tides, there is no new water all week.
Catches, again I have heard nothing from the top or bottom of the river. Delfur had a good week with thirty five landed. Mark sent me this photo with Robert Jolly at Broom.
Upstream at Rothes Mr and Mrs Bladon and guests had an excellent week with thirty three landed including a first fish for Tom Snowball. The Gordon Angling Group finished their spring fishing with a week below Craigellachie, twenty three salmon and two seatrout were landed. Mel McDonald sent me this photograph of him returning one of his fish and Ian Kelly is returning another.
Craigellachie were again into mid-teens. When I last heard from Kinermony they had had an excellent start to the week and I would speculate they finished with close to twenty. Over the water Henry Mountain’s party had a great start to the week with seventeen till Wednesday night but either a change in the fishers or perhaps the weather conditions lead to two blank days, Henry himself had three on Saturday to take the total to twenty.
Strangely Carron had a quieter week with only seven landed and Ian Borthwick tells me they were not seeing many fish. Grantown have reported almost twenty salmon since I last heard from them the heaviest around fifteen pounds, there also has been a few seatrout.