Hi all and especially those who fish the Welsh Dee, I thought I’d get things kicked off for 2020.
Anyone been out, I know the river was a bit high for the 17th - but anyone had a go?
After the multiple high water / flood conditions (over 2+ metre on Manley Hall gauge a number of times) how...
Unfortunately I was unable to fish the Dee this week due to a back problem. I did however take my 4wt sage switch rod to Elinor fishery to practice my Spey casting and see how the back held up.
My mates still went to the Dee, no fish, no kelts, no pulls and seals in the river to Banchory.
I know things are still early days, and conditions not exactly been good.
But the catches are way way down, and reports form mates on the river, are fish are scarce.
Are we seing the result of storm Francs destruction ? Jan 1016 puts us in line for poor returns on 2sw fish. Lets hope not.
The river Dee trust has announced it is to plant a million trees on the upper reaches of the river and its tributaries,to help provide shade , food ,and nutrients for the waters and would also benefit a wide range of other wildlife.
But then you have the numpty do gooders who want to...
Here are some photos I shot during my May trip to the river Dee. During five days of fishing I managed two wee seatrout and lost four grilse salmon. Not bad considering conditions at that time.