Conditions ideal for season’s final weeks

James Watt, with one of his three catches at Lower Crathes
James Watt, with one of his three catches at Lower Crathes

A pretty decent week overall for FishDee beats with 295 salmon to 25lbs reported and 27 sea trout.

There were some good days during the week which was somewhat hampered by a large flood on Tuesday and another rise on Thursday. This coincided with high tides which encouraged a good run of new fish into the river.

Park reported 43 salmon and grilse, Lower Crathes 22, Crathie 18, Aboyne Castle 16, Tilbouries and Culter 14 each with quite a few other beats into double figures.

Nick Armstead from Edinburgh landed the 25lb salmon at Park which was reported as being in excellent condition.

The season-to-date catch is approaching 5,000 salmon & grilse for FishDee beats and prospects for the remaining few weeks of the season look ideal with a good head of fish throughout the whole river catchment and plenty of good summer salmon coming forward.

See this week’s Piper for full report.