Last week’s forecast was reasonably accurate but there was probably more rain on Tuesday than forecast. Tuesday’s rain pushed up the river on Wednesday and there was a little turbidity. Next week the forecast is pretty much the same, rain on some days sunshine on others. I don’t think there is enough to raise the river but you never know. The tides have peaked and there will be know new water till the weekend.
Catches, Safely back from England, it is a busy place.
Angus Gordon Lennox told me “We caught 286 in June which is our best ever June (since 1956). Our 5 yr average for June is significantly less than that. The closest we have got to that was in 2008 after which the season tailed off a bit from normal levels. Our “normal” levels however, for July, Aug and Sept are usually much higher even than this June…..so it’s still all to play for!” This week they again finished in the mid eighties. A few pictures from the Gordon Castle Beats a bit like buses, nothing for a while then they all turn up at once.
Delfur, Mark tells me they were in the mid forties and they were seeing plenty of fish but they were dour.
Rothes was similar, Mike tells me it was a hard week.
Craigellachie finished the week strongly with six on Friday.
Kinermony had a quieter week, Davy Brand thought the fish were running through.
Wester Elchies did better with seventeen landed, perhaps the fish were all on the left bank!
Carron had eighteen, thanks to Ian Borthwick for his photographs.
Grantown again was lightly fished but finished with close to double figures. Les Meak a regular visitor had a good week at the Seatrout with a 8lb seatrout on Wednesday night, but then excelled in the early hours of Saturday morning with a 12 1/2 lb fish from the Auckernack Burn Pool, that must be the best seatrout in the UK this year, what do you think?