Week Commencing 20th June 2016

Last week’s forecast was fairly accurate, but Fridays showers were particularly heavy especially in the Rothes area, the Rothes to Elgin road was closed for a while and parts of the town were partially flooded. The Granty Burn had a small landslide and this caused the river downstream to colour up and become unfishable. The Avon also rose with the localised rain and the river downstream carried some colour. Cue little graphs and Yangtze pictures!

River Levels Avon

River Levels Avon

River Levels Boat o Brig

River Levels Boat o Brig

Lower Spey Friday Afternoon

Lower Spey Friday Afternoon

Next week’s forecast is for some more rain, this morning was very warm and sunny but things are changing and there will be rain this evening. The long term forecast shows some rain everyday next week, heaviest on Wednesday. The river is sitting around 18″ and still carrying a little bit of colour. Tides peaked last week and there will be no new water till Thursday night.

 

Catches: The Spey is fishing well!

The Gordon castle beats finished in the mid eighties. Many thanks to Alex Robertson for his photos, Alex tells me that he was accompanied in his fishing with an Osprey, no photos of the Osprey and Alex reckons he out fished it anyway!

Alex Robertson Gordon Castle

Alex Robertson Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle

Gordon Castle.

Delfur, mid fifties again, but only half a day lost this week! Mark’s photographs are getting better and better.

Going Back

Going Back

Return.

Return.

Mrs Potter Delfur

Mrs Potter Delfur.

Rothes, John Bladon’s party had another successful week finishing like Delfur in the mid fifties.

Jane Wright Rothes

Jane Wright Rothes

Easter Elchies report this week and finished in the mid teens.

Craigellachie had a successful week finishing in the twenties. Nigel Arthur seems to appear in quite a lot of the pictures.

Nigel Arthur Craigellachie

Nigel Arthur Craigellachie.

Nigel Again

Nigel Again.

And Again

And Again.

Mike Broady Craigellachie

Mike Broadey Craigellachie.

John Arthur Craigellachie

John Arthur Craigellachie.

Aberlour Angling Association finished with over half a dozen, visiting anglers Tom Robinson and Steve Foster had a great week.

Kinermony finished with eighteen; Robin Taylor was the main man with seven to his own rod.

Robin Taylor Kinermony

Robin Taylor Kinermony.

George Pullen Kinermony

George Pullen Kinermony

Carron again fished well with ten landed on Monday and finished the week with close to thirty.

Neil Borthwick Carron

Neil Borthwick Carron

Richard Meigh Carron

Richard Meigh Carron

I was pleased to hear from Lionel Main, with some pictures of his successful anglers and a great picture of a Butterfly Orchid.

Henry Harvey 1st Spey Fish Castle Grant

Henry Harvey 1st Spey Fish Castle Grant

Lionel Main

Lionel Main

Greater Butterfly Orchid (Platanthera Chloranthea) Polchraine Castle Grant.

Greater Butterfly Orchid (Platanthera Chloranthea) Polchraine Castle Grant.

Grantown continue to catch both salmon and seatrout. Some of the seatrout are of a decent size around the 8lb mark with more of about 6lb.

Kinchurdy are also reporting good numbers of salmon and seatrout. Many thanks to gillie Bobby Hall for his supply of pictures.

Mike Kemeny Kinchurdy

Mike Kemeny Kinchurdy.

Bobby Hall Kinchurdy

Bobby Hall Kinchurdy

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