Prospects for coming week

(Last updated: Monday 22nd May)

There is some rain forecast, but it won't amount to much. Air temperatures will be warmer, up to 23c/73f. The wind will swing about, starting from the south-east, moving west and back south and east. Wind speeds will be up to 4ms/9mph.

With no sign of a rise in water levels, low water tactics will continue to prevail. Scale things back. A single hander, switch or small double hander of 12' should replace the long rod. Fishing a 15' rod and 10/11 line in the current conditions isn't going to help. Long leaders and small flies such as the Hairy Mary, Executioner and Crathie should be given a swim. Early and late sorties to the river are a good idea.

As ever, listen to your ghillie!

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Tight lines.
Ross Macdonald

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.