Week commencing 12th July: Black water, sunshine & fish

It was a glorious week on Speyside with plenty sunshine, especially towards the end of the week. There was a strong wind too, it appeared almost autumnal with the trees shedding leaves and needles. The river level dropped away steadily over the course of the week. The river began the week very black in colour, easing as the days passed. The Spey always has run peaty after summer rain. The peat hags dry out, even more so nowadays, with the hot and dry weather we are getting, then leach colour (carbon) when the rain comes. That doesn’t mean it is…

Source: Spey Fishery Board – Week commencing 12th July: Black water, sunshine & fish