The week started with further periods of heavy rain and by Wednesday afternoon the river had peaked at 38 inches. This made visual inspections of any spawning activity very difficult.
The second half of the week was more settled with clear blue skies and temperatures down to minus 6'c through the night which helped pull river levels down quickly.
Saturday gave our eyes on the ground the first real opportunity to assess the numbers of fish within the main river. All the usual areas on beats eight, nine and ten had excellent numbers on the redds with many others hanging around in the pools. Normally we would expect the activity on the redds to start easing off as we move later into the month of November but it looks like it will carry on for a good few weeks.