Week commencing 8th August 2016

Last week’s weather forecast was very accurate and as expected the heavy rain midweek pushed the river up and most of the Lower beats lost at least a day, even when the height dropped enough there was still a lot of peat in the river. This week there is no rain forecast till the weekend, that must be the first time for a long time I have been able to write that! The tides are building all week.

Catches, as expected with the spate , catches are below expectations Gordon Castle Beats finished just shy of seventy.

Delfur had another family week and finished again in the mid thirties

Craigellachie were again in the mid teens.Wester Elchies managed eight, Carron five and Laggan about the same.

The high water suited Grantown and they finished with eighteen landed with almost as many lost in the high water.

Kinchurdy though not fully let still managed to land some salmon.

Steve Brand and his band of helpers have managed to fin clip around twenty thousand fish this week. Some of last year’s fish have returned and have been caught, I am trying to ascertain the correct numbers.

I have put all the photographs together at the end of the report as the majority are from one beat, it is a pity other beats are not as helpful.

Andrew Bourdillon







Jerry Gallienne fish Grantown

Jerry Gallienne fish Grantown

Bobby Hall Kinchurdy

Bobby Hall Kinchurdy.

Would you believe the Broadband speed is worse at Fort William than it is on the river bank in Norway?

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  1. Lloyd Garvie at 9:45 pm

    Actually, Laggan had 10 fish for the week. Scott Garvie had 7 fish for his week with a 15lb lifetime best followed by a 19lb fish the following day. Happy to send you through a photo if you tell me who to send it to.

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