Weather forecasting appears to be a tricky art, yesterday there was very heavy rain forecast with some even sticking yellow weather warning triangles on the map. Today was warm and sunny. The rain is now forecast to arrive Monday afternoon and continuing till Thursday. We will just have to wait and see.
Tides are at least predictable and will start to build again on Wednesday.
The rain on Tuesday last week pushed the river up, this seemed to suit some beats but not others.
Catches: The Gordon Castle beats continue to fish well with over seventy salmon and grilse landed. Things were a little quieter this week at Delfur. Mark tells me they finished in the mid twenties, there were plenty of fish showing but the warm muggy weather at the end of the week seemed to put them off. There was a similar story at Rothes, Mike tells me they landed fourteen mostly grilse.
Craigellachie were a little quieter than of late with half a dozen landed.
Wester Elchies went one better. Sam tells me the rods on Kinermony side had a great week with at least six landed on Monday.
Henry Spence’s party had no concerns on that score as they had both Carron and Laggan for the week. Tim Clark was kind enough to send me his photos.
Grantown were quite quiet on the fisherman and fish fronts possibly the lack of the former has an effect on the latter. I hear some grilse have turned up so hopefully a few more anglers might venture out.
Some of the photos shown this week actually belong to last week but I was away fishing the Lochy and the connection to the World Wide Web was a little slow unless you banged the router really hard to awaken the sleeping hamster.