My second of 3 days on the Carlogie beat, River Dee. Today the water was dropping away nicely which opened up more pools for us to fish. The gauge at Potarch Bridge read 2' 6" first thing in the morning but it finished the day about 1' 9". I started my day on the Boat and Village pools and in the afternoon I headed up to another new pool called Alan's. This pool is named after long serving Ballogie tennant Alan Lankshear. He has fished on the estate for an amazing 50 years. Well done! The wind was a howling gale all day and it must have been gusting to 40mph. Not the easiest wind to cast into and made it really difficult to get a line out straight. You had to wait until the gust past and cast as quick as you could! Nothing landed for the day and not much from the whole river. Only 5 fish from the Dee! Last day on Carlogie tomorrow so hopefully the wind will have died down a good bit. Here are some pictures from today.
|An up-stream look of Alan's pool. It is very deep just feet from the bank and you can see why the fish would rest here after pushing up through the fast water of the Long Haugh pool.|
|The hut on the Pitslug pool. I like taking pictures of all the fishing huts as it makes you think of the history and stories that have been told by anglers.|
|Rossach Pool. The last pool I fished today. Another nice bit of water at this height. Again was not easy to cast a line out due to the wind. Did see a couple of fish showing near the tail of the pool though.|