Prospects for coming week

(Last updated: Monday 25th September)

Once the river settles back, we should have more good sport this week. Water temperatures have been between 44-50F / 6-10C- the cooler the better. Air temperatures will be up to 59F/ 15C. The wind will be from the south-east up to 12mph.

Tactics have been many and varied, with successful st us ranging from floating lines and hairwings to heavier setups with tips and Snaeldas, Francis and Sunrays. Varying the depth was a common theme at Birse last week and a lot of fish were hooked by fishing different depths.

As ever, listen to your ghillie!



Iain Wilson with one of several Dee springers he has landed this season.


A lovely fish for Craig McDonald at Ballogie


A cracker of about 18lb for Macaulay Tuck at Upper Blackhall.