Week Ending 7th August

It has been another reasonable week on Speyside.  The weather forecast was reasonably accurate and the localised heavy showers kept the water levels up. This week is forecast to have heavy showers at the start of the week and lighter showers towards the weekend. The tides are building all week, and hopefully this coupled with the fresh water will encourage more fish to run.

Catches, Delfur had a good week with forty two fish landed. The week started and finished well with a slower middle. What was really pleasing was the number of first fish landed.  Four beginners all got there first fish and continued to catch afterwards. Rob Allen caught his first fish and six others and his twin Richard caught his first and three others. William Bromfield caught his first fish and his second and his younger brother, Theo, caught his first and two others. I hope to get some photos of the happy anglers. Rothes had a quieter week with just over twenty landed.  Craigellachie also got over twenty and seems to be having a reasonable spell. Wester Elchies had a poorer week with just eleven caught. Carron did slightly better with a baker’s dozen by teatime on Saturday.I recieved this picture of Mrs Gwyeth Jack and her salmon from last week.

Grantown Angling Association also had a reasonable week with over twenty salmon and as many seatrout caught. Can I again ask for any stories and pictures from the Avon and above, contact me at malcolm@speygillie.co.uk

Can I just remind you that some of the grilse being caught have the Red Vent Syndrome which is caused by the Anisakis Larvae, remember that it can be passed to humans unless the fish are frozen for 24 hours or cooked for at least one minute at 60 C. See picture below.

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