I hope it is a sign of improvement rather than just a blip.
Spey catch in 2004 was a pleasing 9850 salmon, the best for several years, but the sea trout catch was around 3000 in line with the last year or two but down from the 4000 of the recent past.
Salmon catch & release for the whole season was 68% cf 70% in 2003, but of course the numbers released were greater as a result of the much increased catch.
I think the Tweed hope to better or at least equall last years record around the 13500 region
Have you the Ness figures?