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(Last updated: Monday 17th September)
Gordon Castle, Ian tenant tells me they were very close to three figures, finishing with ninety-six. On Monday there were a few fresh fish about but mainly older fish, the best was 20lb.
Delfur Again finished into double figures,
Arndilly, I was pleased to hear from Charles Harman. Charlie told me they finished with fourteen fish, a few freshish ones. There were three octogenarians in the party and all three landed at least one fish.
Wester Elchies finished with four fish, Bryan Herbert landing three on Friday.
Grantown, Jimmy Mitchell tells me,
What a difference a week can make!
The acceptable rise in the river level has brought a plentiful supply of both salmon and anglers to our waters. This has resulted in our most productive week of this season, so far.
A total of 22 salmon, of up to 20 lbs, have been reported. Surprisingly, grilse are in short supply.
Twenty sea-trout of up to 5 lbs have also been landed.
Hopefully we will complete our final two weeks of this season in similar fashion!
Aviemore and Abernethy, Stuart Voce reports,
The river rose to a good height at the start of the week and fish showed starting off with a nice salmon of 11lb for Gordon Henderson and a 15lb for Johnnie Gordon but these were dwarfed by two 25lb+ fish on Saturday. Our junior member, Sam at 13 years of age showed us all how it should be done!! He has been picked to fish for Scotland again this year and I think the selectors got it right!! Well-done Sam a day to remember. Just about the same time Johnnie Gordon also landed a 25lb + fish. After a good fight he had to retire to the Bridge Hotel for a wee dram.!!
A few seatrout were caught and released on our Aviemore stretch and this concluded the week. The suspension of worm fishing will remain to the end of the season per the Chairman.
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As in all of Scotland a slow start to the season.
If you have time it is worth reading the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee: report on the environmental impacts of salmon farming.