(Last updated: Monday 3rd March)
With high water conditions until Thursday I knew the catches would suffer, so with only 32 fish reported to FishDee, it was a disappointing week. However, with the river now settled the coming week should hopefully be more productive.
Friday saw the end of February and the end of the first month of the season. It has been a month to remember on certain middle river beats and also a month to forget for a lot of the lower river beats! It goes to show no two years are the same. Last year the middle river suffered due to the low, cold water, but this year with high, warm water the fish have been holding in the middle river.
A lot of the middle river beats have had a phenomenal start. The Ballogie beats finished February with 96 – Ballogie had 50, Carlogie 22 and Commonty 24. Kincardine and Dess had 28 a-piece and Birse finished
with 16. These figures are quite amazing when you look at the 5-year averages for February for each of these beats.