Secretary’s Report June 3rd, 2018

Abernethy & Aviemore Beats

The river dropped this week to it’s lowest level for a few years. Thinking that that would be the end of the fishing for a while I was proved wrong with 3 Salmon and 9 seatrout. Just goes to show we don’t know it all! The Salmon best was 14lb taken by our member Stephen Dawson. All fish returned.

On Friday night our member Ian Mc Bean had a night he will not forget for some time by landing 7 Seatrout on the fly! and losing 6 others !! best 5lb. What dreams are made of eh!

On a sadder note I have to report that we lost one of our oldest members last Saturday, Bill Norman who sadly passed away after a long illness. Most of those who knew him will remember him as ‘Big Bill’, a builder by trade, a true fisherman by nature, with his trusted 14ft spit cane double hander. Spey caster par excellence. I met Bill in 1978 and apart from the initial ‘meet’ (I’m sure those who knew him would understand!) he became a good friend and an unlimited supply of technical advise on the art of Salmon fishing. Many a time I would have to make the tea before he would ‘release’ his secret fly patterns! He will be sadly missed.

God bless.

Dearly beloved husband of the late Maxine, Dad of Maria, Dirk and Jackie. Grandad to Matthew.

Funeral will be at Buckie Crematorium at 12.30pm on the 8th June with the funeral tea at the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown on Spey at 2.45pm.