Week Commencing 14th August 2017.

Last weeks forecast was incorrect as far as the heaviest rain fell at the start of the week, pushing up the river on Tuesday. The rise last night was quite small and is already dropping away. Next weeks forecast is back to changeable, there will be a little rain mid week, and some periods of sunshine. The tides are building till Thursday then there will no new water for a week.

 

Catches,

Gordon Castle had over seventy for the week from their beats. Ian Tennant tells me they were mainly older fish.

Gordon Castle

Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle.

Orton had a better week than of late, getting close to mid teens.

Orton.

Orton.

 

Delfur were again into double figures. Thanks to Grant for the picture.

Mrs Constantine’s fish Delfur.

 

Rothes finished just shy of twenty. Mike tells me the majority were coloured.

The middle river was pretty quiet the rise in water brought a few fish on but not many. Aberlour Angling Club had five as did most of the beats round and about.

Grantown had a few more anglers out and not surprisingly a few more salmon were landed finishing the week with at least eight reported, the best 19lb from Tarric Mor.

Kinchurdy continue to catch both salmon and sea trout.

Pictured below is French guest with his first ever salmon of 6lb safely returned.

French guest and Gillie Kinchurdy.

Kinchurdy Sea trout

The Delfur Swallows have come on quickly and are about ready to fledge.

About ready to fledge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week Commencing 14th September 2015

Another predominately dry week, it is strange it has taken till almost the end of the season for us to have an almost settled fortnight. There is some rain forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning hopefully it will give the fish a bit of a shake up before the season ends. Tides, there will be no new water till Wednesday then the tides will begin to build again.

Catches: The Gordon Castle Beats slowed slightly this week, but let’s not get too excited they still caught close to fifty fish.

Delfur, Mark tells me that the fish are not keen on taking but hopefully the forecast freshet might persuade them to show a little more interest this coming week. Even so around 20 fish were landed including a couple of first fish. As usual Mark and Grant have generously sent me some pictures to brighten up my report.

Rosie Atkinson 1st fish.Delfur

Rosie Atkinson 1st fish.Delfur

Lara Macpherson Delfur

Lara Macpherson Delfur

Charles Macpherson Delfur

Charles Macpherson Delfur

Grant Morrison Delfur

Grant Morrison’s 21lber  Delfur

Eric Wardle’s party had a good week at Rothes with everyone eventually landing something, the total was close to thirty. Eric had the biggest of the week from Creaky. Margaret Gregg was delighted to land her first Spey Salmon. Thanks to Robbie Stronach for the photographs.

Eric Wardle 20lb Creaky Rothes

Eric Wardle 20lb Creaky Rothes

Mary Gregg Jamieson Rothes.

Mary Gregg Jamieson Rothes.

It is nice to get some information and a few pictures from Arndilly. Many thanks to Charles Harman for sending me his pictures. I understand they finished the week with around twenty, including some fresh ones.

Suzy Harvey Arndilly

Suzy Harvey Arndilly

Charles Harman Arndilly

Charles Harman’s fish Arndilly

Charlie Harman Arndilly

Another from Charlie Harman Arndilly

Craigellachie continued with about a fish a day.

Wester Elchies had eight taking the season total to around 240 well over twice last years total.

Carron finished with half a dozen.

Grantown had at least seventeen salmon landed, including two estimated at 16lbs. I am grateful to Jimmy Mitchel for this picture of Cosimo Imperiale and his fish from from Tarric Mor.

Cosimo Imperiale Tarric Mor Grantown

Cosimo Imperiale Tarric Mor Grantown

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Week Commencing 14th July 2014

Another week goes by, still the river remains low and there is no rain in the forecast for next week. Temperatures are predicted to reach the mid twenties towards the end of the week. The tides are building all week. I would suggest the parties that are prepared to be anti-social will catch more fish; the afternoons will not be productive.

Catches: I thought the Spey was looking poor till I looked at some of the other rivers and the Spey is looking quite good in comparison! Gordon Castle got close to forty, the week started well but slowed a little. Willie Mair was kind enough to send me a couple of pictures.

Willie Mair's fish Beat 2

Willie Mair’s fish Beat 2

Another for Willie.

Another for Willie.

Delfur were into the twenties Mark, Rory and Mr Henry Mountain were kind enough to supply me with the usual selection of photographs. As can be seen there are a number of residents starting to be tempted.

Mark Melville Delfur

Mark Melville Delfur

Sir Edward Mountain Delfur

Sir Edward Mountain Delfur

Nathalie Mountain Delfur

Nathalie Mountain Delfur

Henry Mountain Hollenbush

Henry Mountain Hollenbush

Mrs Mills Mountain Otter.

Mrs Mills Mountain Otter.

Mills again Collie

Mills again Collie

Davie Macintosh Broom

Davie Macintosh Broom

Rory Paterson Collie.

Rory Paterson with Bill Govett’s fish  Collie.

Wester Elchies had a better week than of late with six landed rather than the usual five. I was lucky enough to be assisting Carol Simmonds when she expertly played this fish in Pol Shuan, making netting it very easy.

Carol Simmonds Pol Shuan Wester Elchies

Carol Simmonds Pol Shuan Wester Elchies

Safely netted.

Safely netted.

Carron I hear had a couple both caught late in the evening.

Again Grantown are crying out for water to help the salmon anglers but I understand the seatrout anglers are not complaing too much.

 

 

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