(Last Updated: Monday 12 September)
At last we had some heavy rain and the river rose over a foot on Wednesday and was pretty dirty. Charlie Black persevered and had a small grilse as did Gordon Hines. On Thursday, Billy Milne had a 12lb salmon, and David Wilson a grilse, Sandy Wallace a grilse, Gordon Hines a 4lb sea trout and Charlie Black a 2lb sea trout. Friday and Johm Macdougall had a grilse and Sandy Wallace a grilse. Saturday and Sandy Wallace completed the week with another 2 grilse. All the above fish were released as all were "river fish" and had full spawning livery. Where the fresh fish were is a mystery as they just seemed to be not in the system - slightly worrying as we would normally see a run of fresh fish following on the period of low water. The river is now back to summer level and with no more rain in the forecast we are back to square one. Lets hope we get some more rain and a decent spate to finish off the season.
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Latest from Ian Neale, River Findhorn, Early June.
The fishing has been pretty slow, due to continued lower water again. The week before last, we did manage to get another 2 fish on Wednesday June 1st one sea liced cracker of around 15 lbs, which Fred Brown caught from the Upper Home last week in the Whirling Hole. I lost another double figure Spring fish on the same day from the same pool earlier in the morning. Fred lost a smaller fish from Essiemore later in the evening. This was on the back of some rainfall over the previous day, but since that time there has been no further rainfall. We also caught a cracking fresh fish of around 10 lbs from Altyre, again on Wednesday June 1st, plus a 3 lb sea trout.
Finally, on a brighter note, we have had a small amount of rain earlier this week, and river levels had risen, which has encouraged some grilse and summer salmon to run into the Altyre Estate beats. Leslie Tyson enjoyed a great evening of sport on Tuesday with 3 fresh sea liced fish between around 4 lbs -6lbs. He also hooked and lost another 2 fish the evening before, so they are coming despite the lower water conditions!
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