Big Fish Caught in River Dee
This fish was landed on Monday by visiting angler Reid Hagelin fishing at Lower Crathes. The fish took the cascade tube fly only a few yards from the bank where Reid was starting to fish the neck of the Mill Pool. The fish gave the angler a real tough fight and was netted 30 minutes later at the tail of the pool by Ghillie Charles Booth. The angler advised he would never have landed the fish without the assistance of the Charles Booth who waded into the river to net the fish after it got stuck in Ranunculus weed. The fish was weighed in the Maclean weigh net and was quickly photographed for the angler and beat. Both Ghillies Robert Harper & Charles Booth were thrilled by the capture and logging it into the catch log.
This fish was landed at Borrowston beat by angler Buzz Burrell and was his very first salmon on the fly ! The fish was measured at 46 inches and the angler and Ghillie estimated the weight of this fish at 34 lbs. The fish was returned very quickly to the river after it was lifted momentarily for a photograph for the angler and beat. This great fish took a Red Frances fly fished with a gold hook which has accounted for some large salmon at Borrowston in the last few weeks. They have landed a 34lbs salmon, a 30lber, a 28 lber and 24 lber in recent weeks.