(Last updated: Monday 19th June)
We could do with some decent rain. Last week's spate is but a memory and the river has dropped back. There are plenty fish in the river, but it will require a more delicate approach to winkle them out.
It will be a mild week, up to 20c/68f with good cloud cover and the wind, while swinging about, will be manageable. There is some rain forecast for Wednesday and hopefully, this gives us a top up. I think the fish will respond to it, even its only a small rise.
Full floaters a small flies are a good choice again this week. Popular patterns are the ever faithful Stoat, Silver Stoat, Crathie, Editor and Executioner. Add in some small flies with tails such as the Cascade and Ally's and you won't go far wrong.
As ever, listen to your ghillie!
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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.