Again it has not been an easy week on Speyside, the river levels have been up and down and I have not been convinced that this change was caused 100% by the diurnal effect of the Alpine regime; I think it was probably just rain in the catchment! Again below Rothes there was a marked increase in the turbidity whether this is coming from the flood defence works at Rothes or the bank above Bluestone it is hard to say, but it certainly does not seem to be helping the fishing in that area.
I hope today’s rain does not cause the river to rise too much and spoil the fishing next week. I see that the weather forecasters and talking about snow at the start of April, I thought we were rid of all that!
Delfur seem to be going for quality rather than quantity this season, with just 2 for the week but both in double figures.
Rothes I believe had about half a dozen. Duggie Ross tells me that they had a fish from the Bridge Pool just before lunch on Tuesday. Aberlour Association had a hand full, and over the water Wester Elchies managed 4.
I was pleased to hear that Kinermony got their season going with a small fish from the tail of the Rhynd. Laggan guest Mrs Burnett landed a nice fish but across the water at Carron nothing was landed, though I did hear complaints of lack of water! (Ian assures me that the electrician will have the pump at the hut going again early this week.)
I understand that the beats above the Avon have got their season underway and I am also pleased to report that the Strathspey Angling Improvement Association at Grantown has also landed their first fish.