Well I was wrong last week the big runs of fish did not turn up, the fishing improved a little nothing dramatic, very disappointing. It rained again last night not quite as heavy as the week before but enough to lift the river and freshen everything up, let’s hope the fish turn up this week. At least my prediction that the Grantown angling Association would fish well proved to be accurate they ended the week with at least 15 salmon and almost twice as many seatrout making Grantown probably the most productive beat on the river, it is not very often I get to say that!
Moving downstream this week for a change Laggan had six and Carron five. Wester Elchies was lightly fished and managed just two. Over the water Kinermony had at least five when I last spoke to Jock. Craigellachie were disappointed with two. The Gordon Angling Group had their late May week at Upper Arndilly and though their catches were down on previous years they managed a few including this nice seatrout that guest George Meachie caught and released from the Heathery Isle.
Alex Robertson had this one from the Red Craig. Alec told me it was a grilse, but I’m not so sure but we probably will never settle the argument unless we get the scales read. Talking of which the scales of the 36lb Delfur fish came back as a 2 : 4 two years in the river and four years at sea. I understand the both Rothes and Delfur were around the double figure mark.