Monday, 31 January 2011

River Dee Opening 2011

Tight Lines to all fishers on the Dee tomorrow.

Hopefully it will be another cracker of a season and plenty of nice springers about.

All The Best

Sunday, 30 January 2011

A Selection Of Flies Tied Up Over The Winter

Some Snaeldas and Francis style flies.
The Gold Willie Gunn. What more can I say!
Sunray Shadows and Conn's Sunrays. Conn's work well on the Don in April/May.
My favourite fly for the Spring. The Dee Fox.
My first attempts at Intruder style flies.
A handful of Green Highlander cone heads. Nerver had a fish on one but im going to give these a good try in the spring.
A selection of Monkey flies tied on assorted tubes. Some tied using raccoon dog hair which looks amazing in the water.

Winter on Deeside

A downstream view from Kincardine opposite Carlogie.
Looking up stream towards Inchmarlo hut and the Roe Pot pool.
Minister's Pool from Dinnet bridge.
Top of Lower Blackhall beat.
Looking out from Kincardine O Neil hut.

Some Fish From The Dee

A 12lb Springer from Lower Blackhall caught in mid March by my good friend Charlie Robertson. The fish took a 1" Gold Willie Gunn from the Sheep Dip Pool.
A beauty of a salmon caught from Waterside & Ferrar on the 3rd June 2009 from the Waterside Pool. The fish took a size 10 Curries shrimp. I had actually just changed flies and was letting out some line just a few metres from my legs when the fish grabbed it and took off down the pool like a steam train! Quite a surprise I got, believe me!!!
11lb early morning July fish from Knappach. Caught by my Uncle. The fish took a small Cascade from the Birkenbaud pool.

More fish from 2010

A 34inch Hen Salmon from the Mill Pool at Cambus O May in mid August. The fish took a size 12 Calvin's Shrimp at the neck of the pool in the fast water. After a quick pic, like all the fish I catch it went back safely.
15lb Cock Salmon from the Manse Pool, River Don. The fish took a 1" Red Francis tube on a fast sink tip.

A 10lb back-end salmon from Cocker's Pool caught early October.

Sea Liced Sea Trout

A lovely fresh run sea trout which took a fast stripped Sunray Shadow at Lower Fintray, River Don in June.
A sea liced sea trout on a size 10 Cascade from the Pumphouse Pool, Lower Dee in June.

Pictures of Salmon and Sea Trout 2010

Here is a few pictures of Salmon and Sea Trout landed last season on the Dee and Don

A wee sea liced Grilse from Lower Fintray on the Don on a size 12 Park Shrimp

A cracking fresh run July Salmon again from Lower Fintray, River Don caught by my Dad also on a size 12 Park Shrimp

Salmon Fishing 2011

9lb sea liced fish caught at Waterside and Ferrar 03/06/09
As the new season is just around the corner, I've decided to keep a blog and update my progress throughout the season with pics and videos. I will also include successful fly patterns and tyings.