SEASON 2015 NEWS
The river remained low throughout the week with no discernable rise in levels, and
indeed dropped away further. Summer level is now reached and the forecast does not
look good for another week. The only solution in the very low water, was to go out
in the evening and fish until dark. Jake Steven did that on last monday evening and
was rewarded with a 3 lb sea trout in the Town water. On friday, Peter Wall who is
a sea trout fanatic had 3 sea trout to 3 lbs, all of which he released, in the Kildrummie
Its well worth a try at night for sea trout, with small flies even in the low water, as there appear to be some good fish about.
Three salmon and one seatrout reported for this week so far.The previous week Brian Macrae had a sealiced 8 lb fish from Holmrose. On the Tuesday saw 2 cracking 12 lb salmon caught by Ron Cameron and Ali Mackellar who released his. Gordon Rennie had 2 lb sea trout. Wednesday and Sandy Wallace on his holidays, had an 8 lb salmon and Peter Wall a lovely 4 lb sea trout he released. Thursday saw Sandy Wallace score again with a sea liced 13 lb salmon on his purple shrimp fly. He also got an 8 lb salmon on saturday in spite of the awful weather.
With the catch and release recommendation lifted the first official recorded fish in the books goes to Hughie Fraser. Well done to him, his 9.5lb fish wins him the clubs Peter Ramsay trophy for 2015. Another 3 salmon recorded in the books this week with Adrian Ormerod one of the successful anglers. Reports of good sized seatrout continue to be come in, another 3 this week all around the 4lb mark, Peter walls and Bryan Macrae both having success Bryans fish from can be seen in the Gallery.
The Nairn level had dropped back the last 2 weeks, however for those who ventured out there was some success to report. Sandy Wallace had a fish of 8lb and Gordon Rennie had a fish at 7lb. Hughie Fraser having previously lost a large fish finally land a 9.5lb fish at Howford yesterday, another 3 other fish were also reported later. Some really good seatrout have also been reported there have been 3 recorded for last week with the largest recorded at 6lb.This is a great start to the season for the Nairn. The water is again looking good after the last rain so get your tickets from Pat Frasers in Nairn or book online through Fishpal.
The river is starting to drop off now but there are clearly a few fish in the system
2 x fish to 10lb were reported on Thursday with a large fish lost in Cawdor Pot on Friday.
For a chance of a springer the Nairn seems to be the place to be right now. Last week Alistair Mackellar and Kelvin |Fraser both landed fish of 10lb.
This week is off to a flier with Alistair McKeller and Gordon Rennie both having 3 fish each ranging from 8 - 10lb. Another fish around 9lb has also just been reported from Milton around 2 weeks ago.
Fish are definitely around, both Charlie Black and Peter Wall have both lost springers. Finally a 9lb sea-liced fish was landed by Alistair Mackellar from Milton. The Nairn has good water currently and with increasing temperatures the chances of connecting with one of these early fish are good.
The opening ceremony had a good turnout although the water was on the rise and by the afternoon was unfishable. The river remained high through the following week however as the water started to drop off an 8lb springer was returned by David Johnstone from Colins pool on Saturday 14th. Fish are being reported from other rivers so definitely worth a cast.
The NAA season for 2015 will start open on Saturday the 7th March, with the opening ceremony being held at the Jubilee Bridge at 10:00. The club are actively wanting encourage new members to join the club for 2015 .At the NAA’s 2014 AGM meeting some new changes were voted through:
Junior Membership now free up to age 16
Visitor Day tickets have been reduced to £25 per day
Joining fee has been removed
Non Resident ticket reduced to £175
Intermediate ticket age 17 -21 now £15
Student permit removed
The Leanach Beat fishing will not be renewed for 2015.
The NAA rule concerning all Fish to be returned up to the 31st of May has been removed.
Anglers are now required by Law to return all fish up to the 31st March.
After this date the NAA will follow the NDSFB catch and release recommendation for all fish to be returned up to the 1st May.