Week Commencing August 21st 2017.

Next week the forecast is for no rain, none at all, well I wait to see if that is correct. Temperatures are slightly above average for late summer peaking around the mid teens. Tides it will be Friday till the tides start to build again.


Catches. Things are pretty slow.

Gordon Castle finished in the low thirties, thanks to Ian Tennant and his team for the updates and pictures.

Gordon Castle

Gordon Castle


Delfur again crept into double figures. Mark sent me these two photographs, different fish caught by the same angler on the same beat in a week, one lovely and fresh still with sea-lice the other has been in a while.

Fresh Fish.

Coloured Cock fish

Sean Howe visiting from Seattle had his first salmon and sea trout. Joanna Howe had a salmon and a grilse, many thanks to Grant for his pictures.

Sean Howe first Salmon Broom Delfur.

Sean Howe first sea trout 3lb

Joanna Howe Collie Delfur

Joanna Howe Broom Delfur


The rest of the river picked away, with most beats ending up with a couple of fish.




There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Speyfisher at 7:59 pm

    As ever thanks for your reports. Could you just clear my mind: What does “Gordon Castle ” cover in terms of beats? Is it just the Gordon Castle beat itself or is it the Brae Water (Ian Tennant is often quoted)?

    • Malcolm Newbould Author at 8:43 pm

      The term “Gordon Castle Beats” as used in my reports covers, the Brae Beats, 1-5 and the Gordon Castle Beat itself. All those beats administered by the Gordon Castle estate.

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