The weather forecast for the coming week is still showing very little rain, with perhaps 4-5 mm overnight on Wednesday, 4-5 inches might be a little more encouraging. Temperatures remain in the mid-teens but at least it appears to be more overcast. The tides are building all week.
It has been a good year for caterpillars, and Blue tits, it appears seven of the original nine eggs have survived till now and they seem to be close to fledging, certainly a lot more handsome than a few weeks ago. The box is very crowed which makes getting a decent picture difficult.
Catches, things picked up a little this week. Ian Tenant tells me they had six but at least were seeing fish.
Delfur finished in the mid teens, thanks as usual to Mark and this week Johnny Gray for the pictures.
Alan Williams’ team fishing Rothes and Carron had 2 and a seatrout I believe. Alan volunteers me to write these reports but then gives me no information.
Arndilly had eight, Ewan tells me
It was another fun week, with again Saturday proving to be the best day of the week with half the bag landed. Mr Paris Foot had three from Back of The Bog in the Morning. Richard Hollingbery had a 11lb sealiced fish from the Long Pool. Julian Ansell had the best of the week at 181/2 lbs. and Wilf Hadow had his first ever salmon at 14lb from the Cobble Pot. Nick Warren and Rupert Flury also had fish.
The little beat upstream of the Fiddich had at least six fish with a certain Graham Ritchie getting three on Saturday.
Steve Brand tells me Ballindalloch had eight and four seatrout with Pitcroy getting at least one.
Grantown was a little slow on the salmon front but the seatrout catches are starting to pick up, with fish of 10, 8, 6lb and several at 5.
Stuart Voce from Abernethy tells me,
Thanks to Iain and Owen who have agreed to improve the banks on our lovely stretch at Aviemore more strength to their elbows.
The river stayed low but fish still showed. With myself kicking off the week with salmon of 8lb with Johnnie Gordon having a similar fish the same day. Larger fish turned up later in the week with 2 on Saturday to Stephen Dawson at 12lb and David McDonald at 15lb. Although seatrout appear to have arrived and the ‘nightshift’ were out in force only 3 reported, best 4lb.If fishers are catching please report as we like to keep our records correct