This coming week will be another change in the weather, the warm(ish) spell will disappear to be replaced with another cold one. Mid weeks temperatures will struggle to remain positive. There will be some precipitation, but whether it is rain or snow only time will tell. I predict the river will fall away with cold night-time temperatures. The tides are building all week. Hopefully there will be some more fish coming on the new tides.
Although the salmon are slow in returning the birds are already here. Both pied and grey wagtails are pairing up on the riverbank. I had an enjoyable morning at Delfur with the skylark singing away. The lapwings and curlews are pairing up around Aberlour.
Catches. Well there were a few, not as many as I would like.
I hear that Fochabers Angling Association had their first of the season.
Orton had a couple.
and Richard Maclean had one on Saturday.
Easter Elchies and Upper Arndilly got their seasons underway with one from the former and two from the latter.
I hear Macallan had another, and that’s about it.