The weather forecast is still unseasonably warm with daytime temperatures in double figures and night ones around half that. The pesky winds of the last few weeks seem to have disappeared for this coming week at least. Tides have peaked this weekend and there is no new water for the rest of the week. Ian Nicol in “Springers on the Spey” suggested that the Spey has an early run of fish followed by a short break then the main Spring run arrives on the second big tide in March, fingers crossed that he was right.
Catches, as usual reports are hard to come by, I see on Facebook that Gordon Castle and Brae Water fishing have caught 11 fish since opening day on February 11th – the best start to the season for many years. Things were tough at Delfur with only a 9lb seatrout on Monday. Rothes did better with three fish reported Mel McDonald had one on Monday,
Wester Elchies kept up, there excellent start to the season with another fresh fish. Again I have heard nothing from further up the river. With this warm water it cannot be long before Grantown gets there first of the season.