Week Commencing 6th April 2015

It has been a fine week weather wise on the Spey, in fact it was probably a bit bright and sunny for good fishing weather, but I still enjoy the feel of the sun on my back in April. I suggested that it would not be long till the hirundine arrived and I was proved correct, the sand martins were here on Thursday and the swallows on Saturday. Mark Melville also reported seeing the osprey on Saturday morning. I was quite surprised to see two pairs of Sandpipers at Carron, about ten days earlier than usual; in fact they arrived before the sand martins I have been looking for an omen in this but cannot find one!

The forecast for the coming week is totally different, with rain for the first few days perhaps getting a little brighter by Thursday. The tides are building from Monday onwards. I would imagine there will be some sort of lift in the river level, coupled with the building tides could encourage a few more fish to run the river.

Catches: Although not prolific they are not as poor to start a National Television news story. Again disappointingly I have no news from below Boat O Brig. Delfur had around half a dozen and as usual Mark and Grant  has sent me a selection of photographs, his close ups are getting very artistic.

Russell Cleverley Sourdan again

Russell Cleverley Sourden

 

Russell Cleverley Sourdan

Russell Cleverley Sourden Again

Close Up

Close Up

Tom Greenham's fish Delfur

Tom Greenham’s fish Delfur

Rothes also finished with half a dozen; Mike Euan sent me this photo of Jonathan Ruck Keene’s fish on Tuesday.

Jonathan Ruck Keene Rothes

Jonathan Ruck Keene Rothes

Craigellachie had at least one fish.

Wester Elchies had a couple, with Gordon Group, member, Bill Lasseter getting one on Monday and Rory Campbell one later in the week. Over the water Kinermony had contact with a few fish but landed two, Graham Ritchie one from Pol Shuan and Alex Robertson had this fish from the Boat Pool on Saturday afternoon, thanks Alex for the picture.

Alex Robertson Kinermony

Alex Robertson Kinermony

I believe Delagyle also had about half a dozen but have no details.

Laggan had a couple of fish, as did Carron. Neil Borthwick was again amongst the fish, this weeks one was less camera shy than the one of last week. I was lucky enough to land one with the resident camerawoman in attendance.

Neil Borthwick Carron

Neil Borthwick Carron

Safely Netted

Safely Netted

Admiring cockers.

Admiring cockers.

Upstream reports are sparse; Grantown was very lightly fish and have nothing positive to report.

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