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Last week

(Last Updated: Friday 17 June)

River Findhorn

Latest from Ian Neale, River Findhorn.

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!

You can see availability for the Findhorn HERE

River Nairn

Week ending 4th June 2022

The river remained fishable for the 1st few days of the week, then the sun and dry weather reduced it back to summer level. Monday, Gordon Rennie continued his good spell with a cracking 12 lb salmon. Tuesday, Billy Milne got off the mark with the best of the season so far, a sea liced 16 lb bar of silver on a Ally Shrimp fly.  With low levels nothing more was caught.

The river is in need of rain and the current forecast of showers may not be enough!

 

River Findhorn

Latest report from Ian Neale; 

After a long period of low water conditions and tough fishing, we got off to a flying start on the Upper Home beat at Darnaway last week, the first week of my Summer fishing here.

 

The Nick Brown party enjoyed some good sport on the back of some much needed rain fall on Monday, after a long dry spell for many weeks!

Nick Brown lost a fish on Tuesday morning in the Rising Pot. On Thursday, Hugo Brown caught and released a really cracking fresh Spring salmon of around 10 lbs from the Whirling Hole pool. Finally on Saturday evening, Fred Brown was also rewarded with another superb Spring salmon of around 12 lbs from the tail of the Craigie pool. 

 

River levels continued to yo yo each day, but there seemed to be some good runs of fish seen, especially later in the week, although they were difficult to tempt for much of the time. The river received some much needed rain last week and prospects look good for those venturing out. As per Ian's report above, there are pods of fresh fish moving through each day and the fish are now well spread throughout the system.

Helpful Information

Tackle Shops and Outfitters nearby

Guides and Instructions on the river.

Where To Stay on the Findhorn and surrounding countryside. 

Where To Eat 

Fishing Permits for the Findhorn and Nairn.

 

If you would like to share any interesting stories or pictures from your time fishing the river for the purposes of this report, please feel free to contact us here.

FishPal Team

Beat catches reported

(Last week)

Beat Catches
Altyre Salmon - 3, Sea trout - 0
Logie and Relugas Salmon - 0, Sea trout - 1

Fred Brown with a cracking fresh fish of around 15 lbs from The Whirling Hole on Upper Home Beat at Darnaway,  on June 1st.

 

Artie Mcrerron  with a sea liced fish of around 10 lbs, from Roan pool on Altyre Estate, June 1st.

 

 Hugo Brown with a superb sea liced fish of around 10 lbs from the Whirling Hole on Upper Home.

 Fred Brown looking delighted with this cracking 12 lbs sea liced Spring fish from the Craigie pool on Upper Home.

 Randolph's leap at Logie & Relugas
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