There has been very little in the way of grue (small ice floes) in recent years but today the River Dee had the first grue of winter coming down. The River Dee usually gets grue most winters due to its shallow nature and well oxygenated water, however, grue has been all but absent in the past few years so it's good to see a "normal" winter occurrence for a change. Hopefully this cold water will continue and give the lower beats some much need fishing this spring.
The last significant hard winter we endured was back in 2010 and it might just be a coincidence, but the fishing that year was the best it has been for a long time.Fingers crossed we get a real cold snap this winter and the fishing is back to something like it was a few years ago.
|Looking downstream over the River Dee in Aberdeen this morning.|
|Looking upstream from the same spot.|
|Looking downstream from the ADAA Bothy.|
|Looking upstream from the Bothy.|
|Thick ice along the banks of the river this morning.|