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Newsletter - February 2017

Welcome to the latest FishDee newsletter. It contains everything you need to know about fishing on the River Dee.
You can find and book fishing, and find accommodation to suit. You can also discover more about the work being done by the Dee Fishery Board and River Dee Trust to manage, improve and develop our river.

If you require any further information, please contact the River Dee office on 01339 880411 or by email at info@riverdee.org

Tight lines
Ross Macdonald
01339 880411 ross@riverdee.org

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New Season Gets Underway

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Daniel Stephen landed the first fish of the year. A 14lbr from Park.

We got our new season underway on 1st February and everyone was delighted to be back on the River once more. The ceremony was held at Banchory Lodge Hotel and with the support of Banchory Fishings. Alexander Armstrong was our guest of honour and made the first cast, assisted by Dunecht Estate ghillie Jordan Sinclair, who was our Dee Bursary recipient in 2016.

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Alexander Armstrong Toasts The River.

Despite some dreadful conditions we have landed a few springers into the bargain!! We had 20 fly caught springers during the first few days.
The first of those fell to Daniel Stephen, who landed a 14lbr from Park. It was his first ever fish and he receives a bottle of the Dee Dram, courtesy of the Dee Board for the first fish of 2017 and a box of Franc N Snaeldas courtesy of Sean Stanton, for the largest on opening day. Well done Daniel!

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Guest of honour, Alexander Armstrong makes the first cast, assisted by ghillie Jordan Sinclair.

Conditions were not great and we need more anglers out on the river.

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A large crowd attended the opening ceremony.

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Tilbouries Syndicate

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The four-rod syndicate will run from 06 February until 29 July 2017 and therefore comprises 25 days fishing in consecutive weeks. In addition, anglers taking a syndicate rod on Tilbouries will also be able to fish one additional day in each of August, September and October.

The cost of the syndicate rods will be £500 for each day taken. With the extra 3 days in the back end this works out at 28 days fishing for £500 or £17.86 per rod/day.
For further details, contact iain@athollsporting.co.uk

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A Fly To Try This Month

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The Black & Yellow or Tosh has long been a spring favourite on the Dee. Read about it on the FishDee Blog

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Cairnton ghillie, Brian Brogan releases Iain Clark's opening day springer.

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2016 Stock Assessment Report

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An opening day fish for Stephen Dryden at Ballogie.

Fry numbers in 2016 were significantly down on the previous year. Reasons for this are thought to be Storm Frank - which would have washed out a huge number of eggs from the gravel last winter - and poor returns of adults to the river in 2015, leading to less eggs laid. Read more on the River Dee website

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Early Season Tactics With LTS's Man on Deeside, Mark Paterson

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Mark Paterson has had one or two February springers in his time! He has kindly shared some early season thoughts on the FishDee blog

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Glen Tanar Fishing Courses

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Do you want to further develop your skills as a salmon fisher and learn more about early season tactics and tackle? Then this course is for you! Ghillie Craig McDonald will guide you through the techniques used for early season fishing and provide expert casting tuition. Details here

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Altries Syndicate

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Altries are continuing to run their syndicate again this season from 1st February - 31st July. Mon - Sat £280 per rod. Contact
Kevin Fleming, Tel +44 (0)7967 098338

Keep up with the latest news from the beat on the Altries Facebook page

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Sign Up For FishDee Rod Alerts

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The best way to keep an eye on the latest availability is to register for a Rod Alert which will allow an email to be sent to you first thing in the morning, if new fishing has been added to the site. You can also receive latest catches and river level information direct to your mailbox.


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