Tuesday, 2 October 2018

River Don Today

I made a last minute decision to divert my commute home and have a cast on a stretch of the Aberdeen and District Angling Association's water of the River Don. It proved to be a good one as I was lucky enough to land a nice salmon around the 7lb mark and my biggest River Don sea trout which was roughly 5lb in weight.
Caught this cracker today. My biggest River Don sea trout. Estimated at around the 5lb mark. 
The River Don, despite the lack of angling effort, is fishing really well at the moment.And with the 2018 season into is final few weeks time is running out to get out there and give it a go. It's certainly not all doom and gloom as any would have you believe. Go on, give it a go. You might just be surprised!

Sunday, 30 September 2018

North Esk Grilse

I had a day on the North Esk last week with my Dad fishing on the The Burn fishings courtesy of Alan Mowat. After trying all day to catch one of the several fish we could see in the pools, it was great to finally fool one into taking. My first salmon from the river North Esk. The coloured grilse (pictured below) was around the 4lb mark and was neither the biggest, nor the freshest fish in the pool but it was certainly a very welcome one!

My first North Esk Salmon. A small grilse around the 4lb mark from the Coffin Pool at The Burn.
Big thank you to Alan Mowat for organising the day for us and for providing breakfast too. Was also good to finally meet Davie Munro who I have been friend with on Twitter for years but just never met on the river until now. Look out for the next edition of Chasing Silver Magazine for an article by Davie Munro where he will be featuring his days fishing on the North Esk.