The 1st February signal the opening of the River Dee salon fishing season. This year was a cold one and the river was full of grue for the first couple of days. This meant there was next to no fishing to be had so we had to sit it out at Park where we were due to be fishing. It was a bitter pill to swallow especially since we had waited all winter for this day to come round.
Instead we ended up at the Opening Ceremony which was held at Banchory Lodge Hotel. the was a good turn out and it was great to meet up with friends to enjoy the day with. The first cast was made by Scottish rugby legend Rob Wainwright. After blessing the river and delivering a nice speech, the first cast was made and the river was officially open.
|The River Dee at Park on Opening day. No fishing this year!|
|Looking downstream in the Cellar Pool.|
|A good crowd gathered at the Opening Ceremony.|
|Nothing else for it with days of grue than to have a dram or two in the hut!|