I was saddened to learn that Joe Brandie from the Fiddichside Inn passed away early this morning. Joe had been the Landlord in the Fiddichside Inn since taking over from his wife Dorothy. I am sure visiting anglers as well as the locals who visited the Fiddichside will sadly miss Joe.
Again the forecast was reasonably accurate, and the rain mid week pushed up the river again it peaked early Friday morning around the five-foot mark. Next week is forecast to be mainly dry and sunny, though todays rain at the top of the catchment might give a small rise on Monday. It is forecast to be quite wet on Friday perhaps finishing the season with a small spate.
Gordon Castle finished with forty-four. Thanks to Ian tenant and his team for the updates and photos.
Orton were close to double figures.
Delfur Eric Wardle having dropped down from Rothes ended up with another week in the twenties.
Rothes were lightly fished but ended with half a dozen, Andy Burton had this beast from Creakie.
The rest of the river continued to pick away.
Aberlour Angling club had around seven salmon and a handful of sea trout. Pictured below to visiting anglers, Harry Boyle and Mick Cartlidge.
Grantown ended with around twenty salmon reported and there are still a few big sea trout being landed.
Kinchurdy were close to double figures of salmon. Many thanks to Edwin Whyte for the pictures.