Week commencing 9th July

Another distance report as I continue my Norwegian fishing trip. Norway is a country which was not influenced by John Knox and accordingly allows fishing on a Sunday. The Laerdal like the Stryn last week is low and the fish numbers are similarly low. Temperatures as in Scotland are very warm.

Back to Speyside, well the rain forecast for the weekend failed to materialise, although there was a welcome rise mid week mostly from the river Avon. There is some rain rail forecast for Monday, but not enough. Temperatures will remain in the high teens to the low twenties, not really salmon fishing weather.
Tides peak on Monday and then there will be no new water till next week.

Fochabers, Andrew Milne tells me they have had five grilse and a salmon for the week.

Gordon Castle beats, Ian Tennant tells me they landed around mid teens, mainly grilse.

Graham Ritchie Brae 4

Orton, I hear Orton almost made double figures and are grateful to Richard Hold for the pictures.




Delfur were around the twenty mark, thanks to Henry Mountain for the photos.

Camilla Mountain Delfur.

Nathalie Mountain Delfur

Davy Brand tells me George McKenzie had a fish at Kinermony and he heard Delagyle had at least three.

Grantown Jimmy tells me,

There have been no salmon anglers seen in Grantown for quite some time, consequently there are no salmon to report.

The few nocturnal sea-trout anglers continue to be rewarded for their efforts with good catches.

That’s as much as I can tell you for the time being.

Abernethy and Aviemore Stuart Voce tells me,
River conditions stayed the same this week with little activity. The worm fishing suspension remains in force till further notice. Please be aware.
There has been an incident where some fishers have been using live minnows! If any member or guest see this on the river please report immediately to Gary or me.

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