This coming week will be predominately dry, there will be a little rain on Monday then that is it for the rest of the week. The tides have peaked and there will be no new water for the rest of the week.
As we approach the end of the season the river is starting to quiet down.
Gordon Castle, Ian tells me they were just short of forty, mostly older fish but also the odd fresh one.
Orton finished in the mid-teens, Richard tells me their pools are full of fish but they are not keen to take.
Delfur Mark says they were just short of twenty, the fish were quite dour but everyone one in the Haggas party caught at least one.
Rothes. Mike Euan says, “ Eric Wardle’s party had sixteen fish for the week. The river has plenty of coloured fish showing but they are not keen to take.” I hear there was a recapture at Rothes, the fish being previously caught at Easter Elchies in June.
Aberlour was quite quiet but Rob Morrison had a big trout on Monday.
Delagyle continue to catch fish, thanks to Bobby Hall for the picture.
If you are fishing the Spey, or even other rivers, please keep an eye out for adult salmon bearing tags. The Spey Fishery Board and Spey Gillies are running a salmon tagging project to:
– Determine the re-capture rate of released salmon
– Provide information on the movements of rod caught salmon
Gillies along the river have been provided with tags, tagging equipment and training. Tagged fish could be recaptured anywhere in the river, even in other rivers, so we are asking all anglers to look out for fish carrying “Floy” tags next to the dorsal fin. Floy tags are vinyl coated, available in different colours and individually numbered.
What are we asking anglers to do if they catch a tagged fish?
-Take a note of the Floy tag colour and number (take good photo if possible)
– Carefully release the fish, with tag still in place
– Contact the Spey Fishery Board by Telephone number on tag or via the contact details below
– Anglers reporting a tagged fish will receive details of the fish including original tagging place and date, as well as any other information available
– A full report on the tagging study will be published at the end of the season, including details of all fish.
Please note the latest tags are yellow.