We aim to provide monthly fishing reports for the River Alness on this page throughout the main salmon season from July. For latest catch news from the Novar Fishings' beats visit their Facebook page.
If you catch a salmon, sea-trout or quality brown trout on any of the Alness fishings, then e-mail us the details via the enquiries page and we will include it in our catch reports.
The index provides access to monthly and, (up to 2012) weekly, catch reports in the main season going back to July 2009. Click on the links below to read the fishing reports for earlier seasons.
Novar - Sep 2014
by Novar Fishings Manager - 10:08 on 04 October 2014
There was almost no rain in the Alness catchment in September; river levels becoming wholly reliant on stored reserves in Loch Morie and the provision of compensation flow. Weather and river conditions did little to encourage resident fish in the river to take, but there was a significant run of fresh salmon & grilse into the river on the 18th & 19th coinciding with a freshet release. These fish ran through extremely quickly though, and were largely dismissive of any flies on offer. The total catch for the month, is very poor at around 20 fish, however there is a noticeable increase in the numbers of fish now being seen in the beats, providing some optimism for the last month of the season.