The River Dee salmon fishing season opens tomorrow and no doubt many Spring salmon will be landed on this fabulous Scottish river. This is how the Dee was looking earier today on the Little Blackhall beat.
Sunday, 31 January 2010
Saturday, 30 January 2010
Here's the remains of a River Dee cock salmon which will have died after spawning this winter. This is natures way of reintroducing vital nutrients back into the river environment. The more dead and decomposing salmon lying around the riverbanks at this time of year the better as this is the true sign of a healthy & well stocked river such as the River Dee.
Friday, 29 January 2010
Thursday, 28 January 2010
Having spent the best part of a decade looking at this pool from the Newtyle Beat above. I can't count the times I've seen salmon being played here by the Murthly fishers and this has to be one of the best pools on the Murthly water.
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Monday, 25 January 2010
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Without a shadow of a doubt spring salmon will already have slipped quietly upstream into this classic River Dee salmon beat. The opening day of 1 February cannot come quick enough for the Dee salmon fishers for as this river is regarded as the world's premier spring salmon fishery. For more information on the River Dee Click here.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Look at this for outstanding fly water on the Daless Beat of the River Findhorn. From late Spring through to September the Cawdor Estate beats hold thousands of Findhorn salmon. Cawdor beats Ballachrochin/Shenachie, Daless, Carnoch, Dalbuie & the Banchor beat are simply all classic fly fishing beats.
Friday, 22 January 2010
Thursday, 21 January 2010
The River Spey is in good order today on the beautiful Grantown Association water. The Spey opens on the 11th of February each year and I have no doubt at all that many springers will already be in the lower end of this premier Scottish salmon river. For more information on my salmon fishing guiding services Click here.
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Look at this awesome display of power !!! The 'Falls of Lora' (tidal race) here below the Connal Bridge on Loch Etive are a spectacular dispay of Maw Nature's power and hats off to our River Awe salmon & sea trout for being able to navigate through this extremely turbulant Scottish sea loch.
Monday, 18 January 2010
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Friday, 15 January 2010
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Here's a video taken this morning of the top end of the outstanding Dochfour beat of the River Ness where a 56 inch cock salmon was landed on the fly by Aberdeenshire angler Don Milne last year (estimated to be 45/50lbs). The fish was returned to the river by Head Ghillie Grant Sutherland and was hooked and landed in this very area which is called the 'Burn Mouth'.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Here's Mats Johnson on his first day ever salmon fishing on the 29th of May 2009. After learning how to Speycast he immediately went on to hook this 25 lbs tay Springer and 45 minutes later brought it to the net. If you scroll back through the achives of this blog to the above date you'll see the fight footage from start to finish.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Here's the River Tay today at Dunkeld House. As you can see there are low water conditions today which should change before Friday's opening day now that some rain has moved in. There should be a few Spring salmon waiting in this beat as it always has been good holding water for early Spring salmon.
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Here is the spectucular Falls of Shin (between Lairg and Bonar Bridge) which is an awesome waterfall to watch salmon jump between April & November each year. Many thousands of salmon pass through these falls each year on their way to the spawning grounds in the River Shin's headwaters and tributaries.
Saturday, 9 January 2010
Here's the partially frozen Caen Stream on the River Helmsdale which is classic early Spring salmon holding water. The River Helmsdale salmon fishing season opens this coming Monday and most of this ice will probably be removed by the fishers beforehand so they can search out a Springer or two on their official opening day. The only man to talk to about the River Helmsdale or any fishing tackle requirements is Ron Sutherland who is a top man. For more information on Ron's fishing tackle supply business Click here. Or contact Ron directly on 01431 821372.
Friday, 8 January 2010
Thursday, 7 January 2010
Here's the partially frozen River Brora this morning. This highland river will have Spring salmon in it very shortly before it opens for fishing in February and thereafter it attracts healthy runs of salmon right through to October when its season closes.
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
I spent most of this morning chasing birds !!!! This is Cawdor Estate which offers some of the finest game shooting and salmon fishing (River Findhorn) that Scotland has to offer.