Well if a picture is worth a thousand words, these should save me a bit of typing.
As can be seen the river has been virtually unfishable this week, Saturday was probably the first day sane people would have tried to fish! I hear that Ernie Rodgers had an 11lb fish from Junction Pool at Rothes, stand-in gillie Mike Latey was at hand to net it.
I have not heard of any more fish caught but please correct me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopefully the grue and ice have now finished, after all March 1st is meteorologically the start of spring. The river remains low, summer levels, but is still very cold. I would suggest tactics of deep and slow and hope that you bump into a fresh fish.
I thought it might be useful to put up a few pictures of kelts and springers to try to help anglers tell them apart.
Below a fresh fish, certainly no doubt.