Well it has been a funny old year; in April I had a 26lb fish from the Spey, in June I travelled to the Laerdal the Queen of Norwegians rivers, they had 94 fish for the opening 5 days average weight 23lbs I caught a sealiced 13lb fish, the smallest off the river, fame at last! Norway is a great country and the Laerdal is a wonderful river but the through the night fishing is something my body cannot manage tonight’s report will be brief.
The forecast for the coming week appears to be excellent with dull overhead conditions and perhaps some rain later in the week. The tides have peaked and there will be no new water till next week.
Speaking to everyone on the river it appears that the week started well then after some heavy rain the river rose and took on the peaty appearance, which it keeps till today.I see Gordon Castle got into double figures but the catches seem to have dried up by the weekend. Many thanks to Ian Muir for the photographs of himself and Geoff Hatton enjoying some sport on the Brae Water.
Delfur were close to twenty. Mark was kind enough to send me these pictures; I am slightly concerned that he might be growing a nasty disfiguring growth, as many of his guests appear to crop his head out.
Rothes continued to fish well with Alan Williams’ party landing thirteen the best to Rory Macdonald at eighteen pounds.
Craigellachie just about managed double figures.
Sam tells me that the week started well with four on Monday, then went downhill rapidly, finishing the week with 6.
I hear Carron had five with Dick Outhwaite being the top rod.
Grantown Angling association continued to fish well with over a dozen landed.