After a week of high water it was good to see the river dropping back by about 12 inches overnight – definitely room for optimism this morning. Plenty of fish were showing throughout the beat and it wasn’t too long before Martin Timmins was able to take advantage: in the morning on Port-na-Craig bank he landed a very nice fish of 8lbs on the spinner ... and in the afternoon he followed up on Pitlochry bank with a fish of 7lbs – both were caught on the spinner – good going. With settled weather forecast the river should drop back further over the weekend and prospects for next week look excellent.

The first of two for Martin Timmins today - an 8lber on Port-na-Craig bank this morning