(Last updated: Monday 30th March)
30 March Update for the Nairn
Levels remained good all week but once again no springers were caught. The river is still being lightly fished but one of our senior members hooked a nice fish on his Willie Gunn but after a 10 minute fight, as he was about to land it, the hook came out. April should see the catches improve. You cant beat a Willie Gunn at this time of year on the Nairn. Rain is forecast most days this week so the water should remain good for fishing.
Please mail me any news of photo's to Tom.Carter@fishpal.com.
Beat catches reported
A beautiful February day on Roan pool, Altyre Estate, February 11th 2015
A cracking Spring salmon (measuring 39") hooked and released from Palamore Pool, Altyre Estate in April 2014
Another big Spring fish of around 20lbs from the Roan Pool on Altyre Estate in March 2014
I have only heard of one fresh caught on the River Findhorn so far, which was a fish of around 14lbs from the Lower Home Beat on Darnaway. Andrew McInnes hooked and lost a good fresh fish last Wednesday right at the net on Roan pool, Altyre Estate.
There have also been reports of good numbers of kelts being hooked, over these last few weeks which is always good to hear. However, over the week-end we have seen some very high water levels on the river due to heavy rain and snow melting in the catchment. Therefore I suspect this may well have washed out a good number of the kelts from the river.
River levels are falling away nicely now and the river was looking in good order today. Therefore, I am hoping that we may start to see some runs of early Spring salmon moving into the river system before