Fishing Report 31 March

A total of 61 fish were reported to the Fishdee website for the last full week of March. The middle beats continued to dominate the catches with Cairnton, Carlogie and Dess each recording 6 fish for the week. Regular visitor, Iain Wilson, of Posh Tosh fame, had a successful few days on the river at Cairnton, landing 3 fish in the 7-8lb class on a 1″ Posh Tosh dressed with a slim 2 1/2″ wing.

Catches on the lower river remain patchy with Crathes leading the way with 4, including a sea liced 22lb springer for Nigel Woolley in Birkenbaud on a Monkey. Ghillie Brian Sim remarked that it was as bonny a fish as he had seen in a long time.

The three Ballogie beats continued their excellent start to the year with ghillie Sean Stanton delighted in reporting that they had passed 150 for the season, marked in style by Bjorn Sahlqvist with a 22lb springer from the beautifully named Burn Of Angels at Ballogie.

On the upper river ghillie Ian Murray was rewarded with a 16lb fish as he tested a new switch rod on the Garden Pool on the Glen Muick side of the river. The fish took a 1″ brass Munro’s Killer tube, dressed to around 3″. The wee rod earned its spurs and handled the fish well in the fast water.

Thank you to Sean Stanton for preparing the Fishdee reports in recent week, I know he is a busy man. Please send your stories, photos and anecdotes to me at



Ghillie Ian Murray with a 16lb fish from the Garden Pool at Glen Muick.



Iain Wilson with a 7lb fish from Cairnton, taken on a Posh Tosh.




Bjorn Sahlqvist with a 22lb springer from the beautifully named Burn Of Angels at Ballogie.


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