Fishing Report 6 July 2015


Alison Hutchison with her first ever salmon, landed at Lower Crathes.

There were 24 fish and 52 sea trout reported to FishDee last week. Without detracting from our lack of fish, conditions were unsettled last week, with sunshine, thunderstorms and high water temperatures all contributing to the return. We have had a rise, and there is more rain forecast, so we will keep our fingers crossed it draws fish into the river.

Mr Foster had a fish from Greenbanks at Park on Saturday on a Park Shrimp. There was a first fish for Alison Hutchison who landed a 9lbr at Lower Crathes and West Durris. Michael Marshall had one from the Bridge Pool at Lower Blackhall and Kinneskie.

At Cairnton and Middle Blackhall Mrs Tetley landed the only fish of the week on Saturday from Upper Ferrochs on a Tritton Shrimp. Across the river Tom Flockhart landed a grilse and a sea trout.

Dess produced two. A 13lbr for Robert Markland on a Dee Sheep and a cracker of 20ln fro Andrew Markland on a Munro Killer. Aboyne Water had two for the week. A 10lbr for Phil Lord from Lummels and a 12lbr from Irrigation for Alan Rowntree. Aboyne Castle also had two including an 18lbr for Logan Thorburn from Tanarmouth.

Neil Marchant had a liced grilse from Cambus and ghillie Craig Mcdonald tells me there was a bit more activity in the pools on Saturday.

Crathie had four for the week. Two fell to John Fyfe on Monday and Tuesday on a small Crathie as did the 12lbr Archie landed on Wednesday. Bodo Wirth, who is 9 years old, landed his first ever salmon on a size 16 Crathie. Well done young man!


It will be thundery at times this week, so be mindful of that and take cover. It is not the time to be waving a carbon fibre rod around. This will bring us some rain during the week and at this point in the summer, it can only be a good thing as any fish on the coast will have ideal water conditions to come in. Air temperatures will be a bit cooler this week and the water temeperatie

The floating line and wee fly remain the main tactics. The Crathie and Silver Stoat will be the favourites and when we get a touch of colour in the water a Park Shrimp or Flamethrower could be the answer. Remember to vary the speed and depth of your fly. As ever, listen to your ghillie.

Tight lines.
Ross Macdonald

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