The weather forecast was particularly accurate last week and the heavy rain at the start of the week made the river virtually unfishable on Thursday. Some fishermen ventured out at Delagyle but I’m not sure what the fly was called!
The forecast for next week is for the fine weather to start the week followed by heavy rain towards the end of the week. Temperatures are expected to remain in the high teens. Tide wise there will be no new water all week. Hopefully there will be plenty fish moving up the river.
Catches, as I said Thursday was almost a total washout and Wednesday afternoon was not great as the levels were rising pretty quickly. Delfur finished the week with forty including five first fish for some lucky anglers. On Friday sixteen fish were landed including two over 20lbs.
Upstream at Rothes the Fletcher/ Jack party had another good week with over fifty fish landed. Again Friday was the best day of the week with seventeen landed including a twenty-five pound fish for Mr. Bill Jack. Craigellachie started the week well and finished strongly with over six on Friday.
Dave Sadowski managed three for his two days including this one from the Rhynd.
Carron enjoyed the higher water and had sixteen by Saturday teatime. Grantown have reported fifteen though I expect they will have had plenty more on Friday and Saturday. Again I will be grateful for more information and pictures from other areas of the river.