Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Some flies for the spring!

Black n yellow
Willie gun variation
Franc n snaelda black & yellow
B&Y snaelda
Micro snaelda
Franc n snaelda black and blue

Hoping to have a good spring with these!

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Monday, 24 February 2014

Big River!!

With heavy rain in the hills the Dee has risen fiercely! Certainly the highest I have ever seen it! Unusual mild weather for February, let's see how the upper Dee performs this March!!
Jockie Fyfe
Aboyne Bridge
7"6 on the gauge
A wee tributary north of Breamar

Friday, 21 February 2014

How to spend a Sunday when you can't fish?

Its not fishing related I know, but that is what Sundays are for.

The sun was shining, fresh snow covered the hills and I was all hyped up to visit Glen Shee for a days skiing, until I discovered it is half term and there is a 3 mile traffic jam queuing up the mountain! So with visions of fresh powder and mountain tops fading I'm thinking what else can I do around here?
I found out after a quick phone call that Loch Micke has a nice walk around it and only a 20 minute drive so off I head, not really dressed for it in only jeans wellies and a jacket I arrive and WOW! 
It was truly breathtaking scenery, so I enjoyed a nice Sunday stroll / slide (as all of the paths were now solid ice) around the loch.

If anyone is stuck wondering what to do on a Sunday or you wish to extend your fishing trip I would recommend it to you!

Here are a few pics:

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Aboyne Castle Beats...

I am proud to say that I am the new Ghillie on Aboyne Castle Beats on the Scottish Dee!
I will be updating the blog with hopefully lots of catches, river heights, whats catching and generally all things fishy from the beat!
Alec (aka the oracle) has been kind enough to walk the banks and let me know his secret spots! Its stunning water and i'm really looking forward to getting well acquainted with it this season!
After a mild winter there are plenty of fish being caught in the middle Dee so will soon be with us! Lets hope for a cracking season!

In the meantime, here's some pre-season pics.

Gorse burning upper plantation last November.

 Dark and Stormy.
 Open Skies.

 High Winds!
 Opening Day

 Symonds on a beautiful February morning
 Lick of paint.
 A much colder Symonds!