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This week so far

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Last week

(Last updated: Monday 20th February)

Ian Neale reports that the second salmon of the season was caught on the Meads of St. John beat, Darnaway. Paul Wilcox fishing last Wednesday hooked and released a fresh sea liced fish of 37” estimated at around 20lbs from the Scur pool on a Findhorn Fancy! There have also been reports of one or two other fish hooked and lost in recent days. River levels are running a good fishable height for the start of the fishing week and hopefully this will encourage a few more fresh fish in to the river system.

River Nairn

After a mild winter with no big floods to cause damage, we are looking forward to a new season and hopefully we will do as well as we did last year, which showed a good increase in grilse catches. The river has gone from Cat 2 to Cat 1 which is excellent news. The smolt trapping last year, came up with very healthy statistics and the Nairn has a great population of migrating smolts. Trapping will start once again this year, and volunteers are needed to assist with the project. The river opens on the 4 th March. with the usual ceremony at 10.00am at the Jubilee Bridge A good turn out of members is expected. We have kept our permit prices the same as last year and visitors are very welcome. Tight lines to all in the 2017 season.

Ian Neale.

Beat catches reported
(week ending 18th February)
SALMON & GRILSE: Darnaway 1.
Total: 1 Largest: Darnaway 20lbs
SEA TROUT: None reported
TROUT: None reported

Barry Stables with the first salmon of the season of around 21lbs from Thompson's Pool, Sluie beat.

Season review

A Full 2016 season river report will be available in due course.

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