Fishing Report 12 October 2015

There were 52 fish reported to the FishDee website. It was a disappointing return for the last full week of the season, particularly as we got the water we wanted on Wednesday. The water levels were good on the middle beats thereafter, but the river carried a peat stain and didn’t really get clear, certainly below the Feugh, until late Friday and Saturday. We have had another small rise this morning, which will see us through to closing day on Thursday.

The lower beats had a slow week with Park finishing on 13. Max Delabre had 6 days at Park, separated by the weekend, during which he landed 12 fish including a belter of 18lb from Bakebare on a Red Frances. Middle Drum had 6 with the the others picking up the odd fish. John Fyfe added a couple more to his scorecard at Middle Drum, with a couple of fish, including one around 7lb, which was covered in lice. Lewis Thom had a good fish about 15lb and Shane Christie picked a few. Mr and Mrs Tooone had a fish each at Lower Crathes on Saturday and Sarah Gray had the other one for the beat on Monday.

Cairnton and Middle Blackhall began the week with gauge at its lowest mark of the season on 2 inches. Christopher Harris rescued an otherwise slow week when landed a fish of about 12lb in the Middle Ferroch on Friday.

Jim Coates, fishing his trusty Black Snaelda, continued his recent run of success with 3 of Dess’s fish on Saturday. Lars Terkildsen and party fished Birse last week. Following a luggage mishap, whereby the guys landed in a different country from their gear on the way over from Sweden, the party missed fishing on Monday and were hampered by heavy rain on Tuesday. Lars picked up a couple on Wednesday in Red Brae on a black and orange Monkey and a couple more on Thursday. He also had 5 sea trout. Hakan Rondahl picked up three fish and a couple of sea trout.

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The river is at a good fishing height at the moment. The small rise this morning will level out quickly. Overhead conditions will be bright with some light cloud- hopefully enough for decent cover.
As usual, floaters and tip will be the best bet. The usual long tails flies such as the Ally’s will be well worth a cast this week and of course the Red Frances and Franc N Snaelda and similar style flies will also be very useful. As ever, listen to your ghillie!
Tight lines.
Ross Macdonald

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