Spring seems to have arrived; next week’s forecast has temperatures in double figures all week, with Wednesday and Thursday in the high double figures. There is no rain forecast but I would imagine the warm weather will keep the river high. The wind is from the south or west all week; thank goodness the east wind has gone for a while.
The tides continue to build till Wednesday.
As I predicted last week the summer visitors started to arrive, on Monday I saw my first Sand Piper and by midweek there were a pair flying around Carron. I also saw my first Sand Martin. I also had reports of Sand Martins from Tony Smith at Fochabers and Mark Melville at Delfur who also saw his first Swallow and the Osprey.
I have heard of catches from Castle Grant to the sea, but as usual have no details above Knockando.
Gordon Castle had an 8lb fish from Beat 2.
Orton again was fished by Mattias Helde ‘s party who had three the last I heard.
Delfur finished the week with six, thanks to Mark Melville and his guests for the pictures.
Rothes started the week slowly but finished with four on Saturday, taking the total to eight for the week.
Aberlour Angling Club had four for the week, Rob Morrison with 2 one at 18 and another at 7. Mark Hancox had a fish estimated at 28lb. Please note that the Aberlour Hotel is now selling the visitor tickets.
Kinermony had four, a lovely fish from Edwin Whyte from the Craig Pool. Graham Ritchie continues to catch fish.
Wester Elchies had a good week with six landed, a couple of pictures from last week to add to the ones from this week. Mattias Helde’s party had a couple.
Delagyle had a few.
Carron had a couple, Richard Meigh had one from Delmunach and Ian netted this one from the bridge.
Knockando Estate had at least half a dozen another picture from Mattias a nice fish from Big Island.