At the beginning of August I had a day fishing on the River Feugh. The Feugh is the largest of the River Dee's tributaries and it joins up with the Dee near Banchory. It is a wild and rugged river and fish have to negotiate it's famous falls to carry on their journey upstream to the spawning ground. It's a classic spate river and I was lucky enough to encounter it in good conditions off the back of a nice lift in water. This small fish gave a good account of itself before I slipped it back into the peat stained water to continue it's epic journey.
|A wee 3lb grilse poses for a very quick photo before putting it back into the river.|