Before I start my usual report can I just say how sad I was to hear of the sudden death of Willie Bremner, universally known as “Wink”. Wink recently retired as the Gillie on the Macalllan Beat and will be fondly remembered by those who fished there or over the water at Craigellachie. Condolences to the Bremner family.
Last week’s forecast was accurate as far as it went, what it didn’t say was that the start of the week would be hot, bright, cloudless, not conditions that salmon anglers look forward to. Towards the end of the week overhead conditions did improve a little, but the river continued to carry a peaty blackness. This coming week is forecast to be much better for anglers. Monday and Tuesday will be overcast with a little light rain. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are forecast to be wetter, with Saturday having a decent amount of rain. The tides have peaked and there will be no new water all week.
Catches predictably with the above weather conditions, catches have not been brilliant.
Gordon Castle continues to catch fish, and finished the week just short of sixty.
Delfur had a slightly quieter week landing around twenty-five.
Carron had six.
I had better apologise for getting the Laggan catch wrong last week and am grateful to Lloyd Garvie for sending me the correct information. Lloyd wrote that
Scott Garvie had 7 fish for his week with a 15lb lifetime best followed by a 19lb fish the following day. I should also mention that as well as Scott’s 7, Rob Doig, Grant Doig and Gordon Wilson also scored and we finished with 10 for the week.
He also sent me the picture below.
The river above has been pretty quiet with anglers enjoying the sun rather than flogging the water.
Grantown and Kinchurdy continued to fish well on Monday on the back of last weeks rise. Chris Boyle sent me the photographs of two salmon estimated at 8&11.