Thursday, 4 September 2014

More Sea Liced Salmon For Bill Cook

It's been a good week so far on the River Don for my friend and prolific angler, Bill Cook. Firstly, landing a sea liced Grilse on Saturday but on Monday evening he ran into a pod of fresh run grilse and landed 3 out of 4 he hooked. Prior to that he landed a coloured cock fish in the pool above a few minutes earlier. All were taken on a small Cascade with 9" on the gauge. Not bad for an hours fishing!

Bill's 2nd fish of the day. A sea liced Grilse about 6lbs.
Fish No.3 Another sea liced Grilse about 6lb.
Fish No.4 Like peas in a pod! Sea liced Grilse also around 6lb.
Sea lice on the back of the fish. Must be running hard at the moment.
 On Wednesday evening, Bill was at it again when he landed a cracking fresh run hen Salmon of around 11lbs. He caught it using a fly of his own fly called the Highland Park Shrimp. Good going considering the water has dropped back to around 6" since Sunday.

Bill's 11lb sea liced Salmon from yesterday. Perfect condition and covered in sea lice.
Pictures courtesy of Bill Cook.


  1. Great to see some fish running the river Craig, hopefully they will continue to do so till the end of the season.

  2. Hope so Bill. Well done again on your good catches this last week or so.