Is it worth going to Grantown?

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It‘s always worth going to Grantown on Spey in August. :peace:
There are a lot of fish coming into the lower river these days. If you get some water it could be great at Castle Grand at the weekend and next week.
 
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Most of the fish are being reported from Abernethy association and Gordon Castle there's not many fish reported from Grantown association water would that put you off?
Bear in mind i need fish to be there to justify rearranging work etc it's hassle but for a reasonable chance at a few fish I'm up for it.

Cheers Al
 

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IMO it depends on some drops of rain and a small rise in the water level.
The fish are sitting in the lower river at the moment but with a little rise in water they will rise upstream. In August they often do not stop in Grantown Association water but run straight thru it to Castle Grant.
 
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IMO it depends on some drops of rain and a small rise in the water level.
The fish are sitting in the lower river at the moment but with a little rise in water they will rise upstream. In August they often do not stop in Grantown Association water but run straight thru it to Castle Grant.

Interesting theory, except Castle Grant is downstream of Grantown Association!
 

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Apologies I thought Grantown association was called upper/lower Castle Grant?

On the Spey system there was 196 salmon for last week is that a good number for the time of year on the Spey?
I fished it day and night for a week in June and only caught one sea trout, i would need the odds to be considerably better to consider it.

Cheers Al
 
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Apologies I thought Grantown association was called upper/lower Castle Grant?

On the Spey system there was 196 salmon for last week is that a good number for the time of year on the Spey?
I fished it day and night for a week in June and only caught one sea trout, i would need the odds to be considerably better to consider it.

Cheers Al
On the Spey system there were considerably more than 196 salmon caught, what you should have said is there were 196 salmon reported on FishPal. Very few of the Spey beats report to FishPal.
Read my report on the Fishery Board Website, Week Commencing the Glorious Twelfth 2019 - Spey Fishery Board , for a better indication of what is being caught, and I will be the first to admit there are still many estates that do not always report to me their catches.
 
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Thanks very much Willie gun that's very helpful and makes it look pretty inviting, would it be wrong to assume if there's salmon on the lower beats there will be salmon at the Grantown beat or at least a decent chance of a fish?

Many thanks Al
 
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You are right. I mean they stop in Castle Grant and don‘t run thru to the Association Water. My friends from Berlin used to fish Castle Grand quite often in August until 2010 when they changed over to Norway.

Interesting theory, except Castle Grant is downstream of Grantown Association!
 

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Stop thinking about it and go. It only takes one fish, and even if you don't catch you will still have a good day, have you fished it before?
 

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Do you know which Castle Grant beat you would be on ?

Castle Grant Beat 1

1.5 miles double bank below Grantown on Spey. 10 named pools including The Garra. 6 rods, 5 boats. Fishing Hut. Ghillie - Roddy Hastings.

Castle Grant Beat 2

2 miles double bank below Castle Grant Beat 1. 10 named pools including Polchraine. 6 rods, 3 boats. Fishing Hut. Ghillie - Lionel Main

Castle Grant Beat 3

1 mile double bank below Castle Grant Beat 2. 5 named pools including Pollowick. 5 rods, 3 boats. Fishing Hut. Ghillie - Simon Crozier
 

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Stop thinking about it and go. It only takes one fish, and even if you don't catch you will still have a good day, have you fished it before?
Hi there yes I fished it for a week back in June night and day for only 1 sea trout, I've got trapped nerves in my back so it's not a relaxed holiday it's painful but I can tolerate it with medication if there's a real chance of a fish.
Of course there's always a chance but I'm looking for fish to be there at least i'm tiring of fishing in hope.

@prawnfisher sorry it's the stretch at Grantown I thought it was called castle grant, I've fished it for the last 5 years you'd think I'd know its name :noidea:

Cheers Al
 

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The part below the old bridge is called upper castle Grant , it all used to be association water but was changed .
 

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There didn't appear to be many fish coming of the association water so rearranging work etc wasn't warranted.
The local river did come up in spate so I was able to fish the evenings all week and catch nothing for free ☹

Al
 
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