Again the forecast was reasonably accurate but perhaps I under-estimated how warm it was to be at the start of the week. Next week will again be changeable, starting the week sunny, with some rain mid week and overcast towards the weekend. It will be interesting to see whether today’s rain pushes up the river.
The tides continue to build till mid week, then there will be no new water till next week.
There was another Pink Salmon caught at Gordon Castle this week, again I suggest you follow the advice here, http://www.speyfisheryboard.com/look-pacific-pink-salmon/
I received this interesting picture this week, I was asked what I thought the salmon had encountered. Looking at the picture it is clear it is not the usual seal damage, I believe the marks are too far apart to be a dolphin, so have come to the conclusion that this fish had a close encounter with an orca. I will be happy to be corrected.
Atlantic Salmon Catches.
The Lower River continues to fish well. Tony Smith again was successful on the Fochabers Association water.
Gordon Castle finished the week with around twenty fish, thanks to Ian Tennant for the picture.
Orton had around ten fish.
Delfur Mark tells me they ended up with over twenty for the week, and sent me these pictures.
Rothes, though lightly fish still finished with double figures.
Craigellachie, Wester Elchies Carron and Laggan all finished with a handful each.
Last week I hear that John Corrister from the Isle Of Man had a 22lb fish from Aberlour, this week , John continued his success this time with a grilse.
Grantown surprisingly was lightly fished and the catches reflect this.
Kinchurdy continued their excellent season with the sea trout landing over 60 this week.