Week comm 18th September
On Sunday it rained all day and night and we had a big flood on Monday and the river was unfishable until Wednesday. Sandy Wallace got things going with 2 salmon spinning, the biggest 12lbs. John Mackintosh had a grilse on Thursday, and on Saturday Sandy Wallace had another salmon and a grilse. All the fish were coloured and released. With 2 weeks to go the season is almost over but it looks as if the river will remain at a good height as more rain is in the forecast. If you do catch a fish please treat it with respect and release it carefully.
Week comm 4th September
After last weeks very good report, the river dropped back to summer level. Monday and 2 grilse were caught by Sandy Wallace and Billy Maitland and that was it. Electro fishing has commenced with our biologist and his team, and the main stem was fished above the Cawdor Burn fish pass and results were very encouraging. More will be revealed once the results are collated. It has rained all last night so hopefully a rise in levels will give anglers a bit of sport as we only have 4 weeks of the season left.
Week comm 28th August
The river had a welcome 1 metre rise on Sunday, and was unfishable on Monday. On Tuesday, Gordon Rennie had 3 grilse and a sea trout, Billy Milne 3 grilse and John Mackintosh had his 1st grilse of the season. Wednesday, John Mackintosh had another grilse, Billy Milne a 7lb salmon and a grilse and Archie Moffatt also had a grilse. Thursday was the best day with Sandy Wallace having a bonanza with a 12lb salmon and 7 grilse, Billy Milne had an 8 lb salmon and a grilse, Willie Robertson an 8lb salmon and 2 grilse and Tomma Reay a cracking 11lb salmon. Friday and in spite of plenty anglers out nothing was caught. Saturday and Sandy Wallace completed his amazing week with a 10lb salmon and a grilse, and Billy Maitland had his 1st grilse of the season. Most of the above fish were on fly and were released safely. The wee Nairn can truly be an amazing river given water. The coming week however does not look good with no rain in the forecast and with only 5 weeks to go the season is coming to an end.
Beat catches reported