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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