(Last Updated: Monday 04 July)
River Don 01.07.22
We seemed to have missed the latest rise in water other neighbouring rivers received and currently remain on summer flows. Conditions have been trying over the past few weeks for salmon angling, include in water temperatures bordering on the high teens and you get the general idea it’s been tough going throughout the whole river. To get the best chance of sport fishing has been limited from late evening into the wee small hours. The odd grilse has been seen on the lower beats and obviously a few are creeping into the river, but catches remain low and will remain so until we get a decent lift in water. Angling effort is minimal during the daytime, the fish have switched off and will conserve energy lying in the deeper cooler parts of the river.
Thankfully sea trout have appeared in better numbers this season and continue to provide the bulk of the sport to those willing to turn nocturnal for a month or two. Landings have been reported from the Cruives upriver to Kemnay with a few anglers hooking 2 or 3 fish over a visit. Tactics have varied from micro size 18s up to 4-inch streamer patterns.
Brown trout sport has also been productive in the last couple of hours of daylight, spinner patterns and sedge patterns are now temping a few decent fish to the surface. The trout are in great condition and with large areas of weed present on some stretches don’t fish too light a tippet.
Several anglers had been in contact to enquire about fishing at Littlewood, please note this is now available again to book on FishPal.
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