Thursday, 22 August 2019

Two Grilse From The River Don

The grilse keep on coming on the River Don and I was fortunate enough to land two last week in howling gale conditions. I hooked four salmon in the space of one crazy hour but unfortunately two of them came off. I was more than happy to land two of them though. Hopefully the fish keep on coming and we see a good back end run to bolster what has been a big improvement on the River Don this year.
A well conditioned grilse around the 5lb mark from the River Don last week.

Another fresh grilse comes to hand on the River Don. I hooked 4 in the space of an hour but only landed 2 of them.

He's Done It Again!

Not content with catching his first salmon on the 14th August, we had to venture out again on the 15th and this time we were fortunate enough to land two lovely fresh Grilse from Aberdeen and District Angling Association's Kemnay beat of the River Don. I'm one very proud dad!

The first grlise of the day. Safely returned.

Liam with his prized catch.
A sea liced grilse around the 4lb mark. The fish was safely released after a quick photo.

My Son's First Salmon!

On Wednesday 14th August my son, Liam landed his first salmon at the age of 7 years old. It was caught from the Aberdeen and District Angling Association's Lower Fintray beat and was taken on a spinning lure. I think his smile says it all!!

My son with his first Salmon. A lovely fresh grilse around the 6lb mark.

Liam into a fish on the River Don.

River Dee Sea Trout

Back at the end of July I had two days fishing on the River Dee at Carlogie. Unfortunately, the salmon were playing hard to get but I did manage to connect with some nice sea trout. They were all around the 2lb mark and were taken during the day in bright and sunny conditions.