It has been another good week on Speyside with most beats reporting good catches. Hopefully this will continue into the coming week. The settled spell of weather will disappear on Tuesday when there is a severe weather warning for Tuesday and Wednesday, heavy and persistent rain will give totals of 30-40mm in places and locally 60mm over high ground. The wind accompanying this will increase to gale force at times. The river is sitting about six inches at the moment what it will be at the end of the week is anyone’s guess. The tides are building all week.
Catches, again disappointingly I have heard nothing from the top or bottom of the river. Delfur had a great week, with Brian Noel’s party landing forty six, Mark sent me this picture of Daniel Greenham with one of his fish from Beaufort.
Rothes had their best week of the season with Alan Williams’ party landing forty three salmon, top rod was Tay gillie, Alex Mitchell including this one from Gene Tree at twenty pounds.
Craigellachie just failed to get into double figures. When I spoke to Sam on Friday Wester Elchies had just six with as many lost, Peter Wall was top rod with three. Laggan edged Carron by one fish with sixteen landed. Jan Sjaastad sent me this picture with Ian Borthwick holding his fish.
I hear the beats above the Avon had a great start to the week. Grantown had their best week of the season so far with twenty nine declared so far and the heaviest being eighteen pounds, there were also twenty seatrout recorded the best being five pounds.