Week Commencing September 2nd 2013.

Another week of little water on Speyside but I see the river has kicked up a little last night and is now around the plus one-inch level. The forecast for the coming week is a week of two halves, to use football parlance, the first half will be sunny and dry, the second half overcast with a chance of rain. The tides have peaked and there will be no new water all week.

 

Catches: The Gordon Castle beats were around the mid thirties.

Ryan Rutherford with a sealiced grilse.

Ryan Rutherford with a sealiced grilse.

Delfur were very similar, Mark tells me that the start of the week was very slow in the bright conditions but picked up towards the end as the weather clouded over, I predict this week might be the same. As usual Mark was kind enough to send me some photos to brighten up my pretty gloomy report! Couple of photos of the fish his daughter Molly caught on Saturday evening.

Molly's first fish of the evening, but it did not want to be photographed with her!

Molly’s first fish of the evening, but it did not want to be photographed with her!

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Molly and her 2nd of the evening

The rest of the river has been pretty quiet. Carron started the week with a wallop with two on Monday but it really was a flash in the pan and the end of the week was disappointing. Ruth Hosker was kind enough to send me these pictures of her and her sister.

Rebecca Chesmore, Carron

Rebecca Chesmore, Carron

Ruth Hosker Carron

Ruth Hosker Carron

 

Further upstream a big spate or the season to end is really what is needed.

Authored by: Malcolm Newbould

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