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  • At last some fish.
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1'
    56f
    Northerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    3
    10
    3
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    24
    16
    27

    Comments

    A good week with 3 salmon, 10 grilse and 3 sea trout landed plus plenty of offers and fish lost with pretty much all the pools producing a bit of sport, although it was a surprisingly quiet start to the week with 2 on Monday, blank Tuesday and 1 on Wednesday. The heavy rain on Wednesday gave us an extra couple of feet by Thursday and we did have our chances but had to settle for a sea trout. Friday we landed 7, plus a sea trout and Saturday 3, plus a sea trout. Lucky anglers were Mark Blair, Andy Ashcroft & John Webb but the weeks accolade must go to Tom Webster landing his 1st and 2nd Scottish/Dee salmon. Water temperatures were 53f to 57f and heights were 8" to 2' 8". Flies that were doing the trick were Cascades, Ally's, & Pumphouse Shrimp..

    Cheers Bruan

    At last some fish.
  • Chilly for July
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    9"
    55f
    Light westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    1
    1
    3
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    21
    6
    24

    Comments

    Not bad conditions over this past week with mostly overcast sky's, some sunshine here & there and some showers, with a bit more persistent rain on Friday night into Saturday resulting in a small slow rise all day.

    Water temperatures were 55f to 58f and the water heights were between 3" to 9". The hut log fire has been on daily so that will give an indication to the air temperatures being low for this time of year.

    We had one salmon, one grilse and three sea trout for the week with a number of grilse lost.  Anglers that had success were Andy Ashcroft, George Lyon and Mike Mawhinney with the Cascades and small Crathie flies working. 

    Cheers Brian

    Chilly for July
  • Great to see a few fish
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    7"
    60f
    Blustery Westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    3
    3
    5
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    20
    5
    21

    Comments

    The last week of June already and Monday started off nice and cool early on but a blistering, very hot day was to follow however the rest of the week was more favourable for fishing with a mix of sunshine, cloud and an odd heavy shower. Water heights were between 5 and 8 inches and water temperatures were between 56/66 Fahrenheit, the warmer temperature was on Tuesday after the previous days heat.

    We had our best week of the season so far with 6 fish landed to 15lb and 5 sea trout plus a few other losses here and there. A few of the lucky anglers were Robert Bramman, Andy Ashcroft, Alan Catney and Graheme Reid with the Ally's Shrimp, Cascades, Sunrays and small Crathie patterns doing the trick. 

    Cheers Brian

    Great to see a few fish
  • A change to warmer days
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    8"
    57f
    Light westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    1
    2
    5
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    17
    2
    16

    Comments

    A change in weather from the previous few weeks, we actually experienced some nice summer days with warmth, light cloud and sunshine.  River heights started on Monday at 2' 11" & gradually fell away as the week went on and finished at 8" on Saturday. Water temperatures were between 52f-58f. 

    We finished the week with 1 salmon of 8lb for Graheme Reid from the Malt Steep. The 1st grilse of our season was landed in Invercannie by french angler Bernard Bimboes and that was quickly followed up with Luke Tomiak’s very first Salmon, a grilse of 3lb in Glister on a small Crathie. We also had 5 sea trout up to 3lb and the successful flies were Cascades , Crathie and Stoat Tails.

    Cheers Brian

    A change to warmer days
  • Unseasonably cold and wet
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1' 1"
    54f
    Moderate Westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    5
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    16

    11

    Comments

    Great to see the return of Iain Wilson's fishing party for the week. Iain’s team always fish hard and most importantly have a good time even when the fishing is slow going. We had 5 sea trout for the week, all around the 3lb bracket and all in mint condition, the Gledswood blue being the fly of choice, a few other fish lost and various offers here and there. Some fish were seen over the course of the week but they weren't keen on hanging around too long. Water conditions were on whole fairly good, Mon//Tues we experienced exceptionally cold air temperatures but warmed up slightly from mid week onwards.

    Cheers Brian

    Unseasonably cold and wet
  • Chilly for June.
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    6"
    52f
    Strong North Westerley
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    1

    3
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    16

    6

    Comments

    The first full week of June but it feels more like April with North westerly' s blowing most of the week with some fairly heavy showers mixed in with some sunshine. But no complaints as the same week last year it was blistering hot and the river was dropping away daily. This week saw the return of Charlie Perry's party who are all keen and put the hours in. Charlie managed a lovely 3lb sea trout plus a few offers which didn't hang on. We also had an 8lb er from the Spout on a Sunray and two other nice sea trout for the week. The temperature for this coming week is meant to stay chilly, unusual for June. 

    Cheers Brian

    Chilly for June.
  • River Height Unsettled
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1'
    56f
    Moderate Westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    1

    2
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    15

    3

    Comments

    A slightly better week for us with 1 salmon and 2 sea trout caught and safely returned. Ross Macdonald landed a 7lber from Rock Head on a Calvin Shrimp on Thursday and we also had a couple of sea trout with James Madden managing the largest of about 2.5lb. There seems to be a few sea trout about with one or two being seen throughout the beat. Things were fairly quiet on the Salmon front but the water was very unsettled & peaty with the levels up and down which didn’t really help.  The odd fish was seen but again the pattern looks like they are not really hanging around for too long.

    Cheers Brian

    River Height Unsettled
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