Local member Peter Page with a fish of at least 32lbs which he landed at the Dulnain Mouth Pool on the 10th of September. Peter caught the 43.5 inch long fish on size 10 double fly of his own making. The fish was the largest from our 2010 season and was returned alive.
Graham Erskine with a fish of over 25lbs caught at Tarric Mor on 16th June 2009. The fish was returned alive and was the largest reported fish of our 2009 season.
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Stewart Anderson with a fresh 19lbs fish which he caught on 15th April 2009. Scale analysis has shown this fish to be 5 years old having spent 2 years in the river as a juvenile and three years at sea.
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Winter 2008/09 at Muckrach Falls on the River Dulnain where there was so much ice, it was a wonder that the river was running at all!
The next photograph is of a male kelt weighing about 15 lbs. You will see how it has been locked in the ice and it's now making a meal for the birds.
The next ten photographs, below, will give you some idea of the some of the work that the Spey Fishery Board does in its efforts to increase salmon stocks in our waters. They display everything from the netting stage, to the adult salmon being stripped, examined and tagged at the hatchery, the irrigated tanks where the eggs are kept, the release of a stripped and tagged fish and the hatchery itself.
In June 2008, Mr Trachsel from Switzerland paid his first visit to our waters; he had a great time and caught lots of fish during his week in Grantown. He was kind enough to send us some of his photographs, two of which are displayed below. Mr Trachsel enjoyed himself so much that he has promised to return this year - with lots of his friends! Thank you Mr Trachsel.
Above is a beautifully marked fish caught by Mr Trachsel, in June 2008.
Another fresh fish caught by Mr Trachsel in June 2008. This fish was returned.
Pictured above is Charlie Whelan with a 21 pound fish which was caught in The Lurg on 23rd May 2006.
Mr Lee Graham from Dumfries with a 14 pounder from The Lurg on Fly. He landed three fish in as many days on his first visit to Grantown in 2006.
A 5¾ lbs Brown-Trout caught & returned by Graeme Storey in September 2006.
Balliefurth Farm towards Broomhill in the floods of January 2008
There was a good turn-out of anglers for opening day , 12th Feb 2007. Here is a small party of them beside the Old Bridge who were enjoying a barbeque and wee dram.
The view from The Old Cemetery, Saturday 4th March 2006.
Local member, Cosimo Imperiale with his 19 lbs salmon which he caught in Polnagower with a spinner on the 18th April 2005. It was the 3rd heaviest fish of that season on the Grantown Association Water.
MacLeod's Pool Friday 18th March 2005.
The hut on The Lurg Pool taken 10th January 2005.
Here's a funny wee picture taken in 2004 beside The Old Cemetery.
Mr. A. Rennie on opening day in 1973 - first fish of the season weighing 23½ lbs.