(Last updated: Monday 30th March)
There were 31 fish reported to FishDee for week ending 28 March. This was a disappointing return for our anglers and ghillies. We had big tides the previous weekend and I had hoped this would have brought some fish upriver. Conditions were good for the most part, with the river dropping back towards the end of the week. Thankfully we had a top up yesterday, so hopefully that will help put a few more in the book this week.
At Crathes Brian Sim tells me they had 3 very fresh fish. Two for Iain Farnell on Monday and Tuesday and one for Nigel Woolley on Wednesday.
My pal Wayne Napier- Gibbins got off to a good start, landing one and losing one at Carlogie, which started a trend. The party, led by Gareth Headland lost several fish, finally coming good on Saturday with fish for Gareth, Thomas Berggren and Thomas Lundqvist. Over at Ballogie Bjorn and Stina Andersson fished hard for one fish- I can't say who got it as the husband and wife rivalry is fierce!!
Mattias Helde and Jonas Runnberg of fiskebloggen.se have a large group on the river and fished a number of beats. The party of Scandinavian rods picked up fish on a number of beats including Invery, Tilquhillie, Birse, Commonty and Lower Blackhall, where Patrick Ruane also picked up a fish of 9lb on a Monkey.
At Upper Blackhall Raymond Sinclair reports 2 springers for Borje Andersson who fished with from Sweden. Over at Cairnton & Middle Blackhall, ghillie Brian Brogan reported one fish for the week, a 7lb beauty with long tailed lice for Alan Gowers from Essex.
Up at Dess, Eoin Smith reports that the Vetas party from Norway, worked very hard for their two fish.
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We have had 255 for the season to wb 30 March 2015
Derek Wiseman with a cracking Dee springer of 22lb from Lower Crathes
Jan Christersson with Dinnet's first of the season.
Simon Nilsson with a liced 11lber from Lower Crathes.
Tilbouries ghillie Mads Pederson with their first of the season.
One of three opening week springers for Stuart Lang at Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo.