Well last week granted us some perfect conditions with the river starting at 2'5" on Monday and falling throughout the week. Nearly all the beat was fishing by Wednesday and we expected a good run of fish. However nobody told the fish! Working very hard our rods managed to catch 5 springers and a sea trout, including a 20lber caught by Mr Buckler on Monday from Red Brae. Most fish were caught from spring lies with the exception of Mr Purvis' fish from the Haugh.
There still seams to be a lot of fish holding in the Banchory area so it shouldn't bee too long until we see some fresh runs of fish here. The water temperature is steady at 44 degrees and may take a while to warm if these snow forecasts are correct. I am sure as May creeps up we will see lots of fresh running fish!