Week Commencing 5th September 2016

Last week’s forecast was not particularly accurate it seemed to forget the gale force winds which made fishing difficult and the rain promised for the weekend arrived a day or so early pushing the river up on Saturday making conditions more difficult than they were earlier in the week. At the start of the week it was warm and bright, never ideal conditions.

Avon Water Levels

Avon Water Levels

Aberlour river levels

Aberlour river levels

This coming week’s forecast is for bright and sunny at the start and end of the week with some warm humid conditions in the middle of the week and perhaps some heavier rain overnight. The tides are building all week.

Catches, as one would expect with the above weather conditions the fishing could not be described as easy! There is an odd fresh fish coming into the river but the majority are residents some coming into the full spawning livery.

Gordon Castle had another week into the thirties.

Delfur finished close to twenty. Mark as usual managed to find me a photograph.

Howard Masson delfur

Howard Mason delfur

Craigellachie continued to pick away.

Wester Elchies had four.

Carron also had four, as usual the Chesmore girls, out fished their men, this year having a clean sweep. Many thanks to Ruth and Rebecca for the pictures.

Ian Borthwick with Ruth Hosker's fish Carron

Ian Borthwick with Ruth Hosker’s fish(Nee Chesmore) Carron.

Ruth Hosker Carron.

Ruth Hosker Carron.

Rebecca Chesmore Carron

Rebecca Chesmore Carron

The lift in river levels helped Grantown and I predict there will be a few more catches yet to be reported. Many thanks to Jimmy for the picture of local member Cosimo Imperiale playing a spirited fish in The Lurg on Saturday morning.

Cosimo Imperiale Lurg Grantown

Cosimo Imperiale Lurg Grantown

Kinchurdy also had a few salmon and sea trout finishing with four sea trout and a couple of salmon, Dot Potter with the biggest.

Dot Potter Kinchurdy

Dot Potter Kinchurdy

Authored by: Malcolm Newbould

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