I had a day on the River Dee last Saturday for the first time in a few weeks. The water was sitting at a great height for the beat at around 1ft 4in on the gauge ad it was running clear. I was delighted to land a salmon and grilse for my efforts with both fish fresh as they come. The first fish I landed was around the 12lb mark and the second was a perfectly formed grilse around 6lbs. Both fish fought like tigers and had my Hardy Cascapedia reel singing a lovely tune!
|Afresh salmon around the 12lb mark ready for release.|
|A big scar on the salmon's flank. Most likely caused by a seal.|
|A lively 6lb grilse from the Bend taken on a Sunray Shadow.|
|Another photo of the same fish as above.|