You can tell when the fishing gets slow when the weekly report reads more like the Births Deaths and Marriages of the local paper; good news this week. Lisa and Blair Banks announced the arrival of their daughter, Emily Catherine Banks on Friday 1st August at 16.22. A very healthy nine pound twelve ounces! Congratulations to the Banks’ family.
Whilst out this morning checking on the river height and walking the dogs I came across this vehicle “parked” beside Carron Bridge. I wonder just what sets this canoeist apart from the rest of the population so he can park in front of a No Parking Sign, perhaps I misunderstood and the council spent all this money so canoeists did not have to walk after they had come down the river!
Anyway at long last we were promised rain and it actually arrived, the river is up and is coloured but I am sure anglers will be happy to lose some or all of Monday to clean up the river and get rid of the slime and weed. The forecast for the coming week is mainly dry and sunny except for Wednesday when there will be another spell of heavy rain. Tides there is no new water till Wednesday then the tides start to build again.
Catches, again the Spey continues to hold its own of course it is disappointing but I would rather be on the Spey than just about any other river in Scotland.
Gordon Castle picked away. Delfur continued to fish reasonably well; without going into details another few and they would have out fished the entire Tweed on Fish Tweed. Mark, Grant and Rory continue to supply me with photographs, perhaps that is Delfur’s secret, salmon like to appear on the Internet! The rest of the river continued to catch small numbers of fish most beats recording twos or threes.Rothes started the week and finished with a flourish but the middle is probably best forgotten. I see Grantown were continuing to catch decent sized seatrout, hopefully this rise of water should increase their salmon count.