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Stor Springer från Dee!
2011-03-31  12:09


Just received an mms message with photo from Lars Terkildsen of a really big Springer caught by Marko Hannonen from Finland yesterday.
He caught this super 30lb Springer at Birse yesterday on the fly. (potential Malloch trophy candidate)
The length was 1 metre 10 cms which would be 30 lbs according to our data and length to weight conversion charts.
It was one of a 3 fish catch on a small plastic sunray Marko enjoyed at Birse-his colleague also took a fish at Birse yesterday.
Haven written about big fish being seen recently it’s great to hear of one being landed.








The Danish Fly Festival - Kolding 2011
2011-03-29  14:12

Jag minns inte men tror det är 5:e gången jag är på Flyfestivalen. Första året var hmmm om jag minns rätt i Esbjerg och redan då var det en fullträff. Den här mässan är verkligen toppen - en ren flugmässa med bra stämmning och många inbitna och kunniga fiskare och flugbindare. På sätt och viss är det kanske Skandinaviens enda riktigt internationella flugmässa - här kryllar av tyskar, holländare och andra Européer.









Man träffar naturligtvis massor av folk man känner och har mött i olika situationer. Jag har ju rest och fördragit i Danmark i mer än 15 år nu så det är många bekanta ansikten - vilket ju är trevligt. Thommy hade jag som elev på en kurs för 15 år sedan. Kolla vilka fluger han binder idag! Det är fantastiskt kul att se klassiker som verkligen har den rätta själen!








Snyggaste montern bästa grejorna ... Guideline. Ja ni vet att mitt hjärta ligger där. Kul med nya Reaction - och att komma till mässan när handtagen fortfarande luktar fisk är ju fint...








Massor av intresserade ger inspiration och glädje - det var kul att binda i Kolding - som alltid!


Mörrums offciella premiär pressrelease
2011-03-29  08:16

25 mar, 2011 13:25 CET
Kl 09.02 fångades premiärfisken i Mörrum

Pressmeddelande 2011-03-25

En öringshona på drygt 5 kilo blev årets första fångst när Mörrumpremiären gick av stapeln i ett vårlikt Karlshamn fredagen den 25 mars. Över 200 sportfiskare testade under dagen lyckan i Mörrumåns strida vatten, och en hel del fick fisk inom några timmar.

Bara två minuter efter det att startskottet gått för fisket i Mörrum år 2011 landades säsongens första fisk. Fångsten svarade fiskejournalisten Mikael Frödin för som är en rutinerad fiskare han har ett 30-tal fiskepremiärer i Mörrum bakom sig.

- Det högg direkt, en fin öring, men jag släppte tillbaka den. Jag tycker fisken ska vara i vattnet, inte i min frys, säger Mikael Frödin, som är bosatt i Knivsta och har en gång i tiden fått upp en lax på 22,9 kg i Mörrumsån.

Till premiären hade 200 förväntansfulla sportfiskare - från åtta länder - placerat sig i och längs den 15 kilometer långa fiskesträckan. Hundratals många nyfikna ortsbor hade gått man ur huse för att bevittna den efterlängtade premiären. För många sportfiskare är detta årets höjdpunkt efter en vinter med många igenfrusna vattendrag.

- Nu väntar ett halvår med fiske i Mörrum och vi hoppas att Östersjölaxen går upp i ån så att fisket blir bra och våra sportfiskare nöjda, säger Percy Assarsson, platschef vid Mörrums Kronolaxfiske.

För mer info om premiärfisket, se www.morrum.com



För ytterligare information:

Percy Assarsson, platschef vid Mörrums Kronolaxfiske, tfn 070-349 22 38              

Anna Åkerblom, informatör Sveaskog,
tfn 070-349 22 38


Source: Millistream









All photos by Jonke Höglund

2011-03-29  12:04
Not the biggest or most beautiful - but the first!


Mörrumspremiären 2011
2011-03-25  17:16

Så var det avklarat - dryga 30 år efter mitt första besök i Mörrum har jag också fiskat en premiär. Under 80-talet hjälpte jag ju till med dåvarande Domänverkets VIP gäster, kanske blev det dryga 10 premiärer utan spö i handen. Det här året inbjuden till fiske på pool 1 var alltså min första premiär. Det tog bara några minuter så var den första öringen krokad och en 5 kilos i änden på min lina blev premiärdagens första. Generellt blev det en hygglig fiskedag med dryga 150 fångade fiskar (uppskattning - dagen är inte slut...) själv gav mig 1:an 5 fina fiskar varav en blänkare och det var absolut bra. Jag pratade och visade lite redskap under eftermiddagen så andra istället fick stå för fisket.
Totalt sett en mycket trevlig dag med perfekta förhållanden dryga 40 m3 och nära 5 grader i vattnet.



























Laxkonferens i Mörrum
2011-03-24  20:40

Laxkonferensen om Östersjölaxens vara eller inte vara är nu avklarad. Vad ska man säga? Kanske att det var en bra konferens som troligen kommer att få en del genomslag framöver. Att situationen är prekär vet alla - att utvecklingen nu ganska dramatiskt går åt fel håll är inte säkert att alla känner till. Fjolåret gav en halvering av laxfångsterna i älvarna samtidigt som uttaget med garn, krok och fällor ökar - galenskap! Kanske kan konferensen medföra en del förändringar.Förhoppningsvis kan fiskeriverket förstå att alla former av garn och fällor i mynningsområdena, fredningsområdena, är fel så länge laxstammarna är i ekologisk obalans. Troligen kan ekologiskt fiske med större del återutsättande få genomslag i Mörrum redan till den kommande säsongen. Debatten hettade till en del då yrkesfiskande Jim ( ja han i filmen den siste kustfiskaren) och undertecknad inte hade samma syn på hans fångster av lax långt in i Mörrumsåns fredningsområde.
Att få bort denna slakt på viktiga vildlaxar och samtidigt få stopp på utsättningarna i ån är dock värt en het kamp!

Sista ordet torde inte vara sagt i den här frågan!

Anna Larsson tar emot ett tag för sin medverkan

Laxen är hotad - det är alla överens om!

Andra dagen - svårare....... men jubilaren på strålande humör!
2011-03-24  08:31

Andra dagen på Em bjöd betydligt knepigare förhållanden. Den fina vårvärmen hade satt fart på smältvattnet och ån steg ca 10m3/s och fisken blev ytterst svår. Jag hade ett par fiskar som försiktigt drog i flugan i Islandpool och lyckades sedan landa en i Ancarkrona. Eftermiddagen gav mig inget ett par timmars fiske sen bröt jag för isgången. All vadning livsfarlig och fisken inte alls het.
Dagens största behållning var det ytterst trevliga lilla informella födelsekalas för Göran Ulfsparre som avhölls i en av flyglarna. Göran, Ems grand old man fyllde aktningsvärda 84 år! Ärtsoppa, punch, sång och svulstiga berättelser avlöste varandra.














Vårvärme och bra Empremiär!
2011-03-22  19:39








Dagen började ju med hårdvind nollgradigt vatten och trögt fiske men ju längre dagen gick desto bättre blev det.








Jag startade med två fiskar i Stonepool och efter ett kort pass i Homepool utan så mycket som en dragning fiskade jag sedan de övre delarna .







Eftermiddagen blev bra och jag fick mina 6 fiskar samt en bonusregnbåge. 8cm Pahtakorva varianter var det som gav fisken- men djupt och sakta.......och då menar jag det. 0 gradigt vatten ger inget utrymme för en för snabb eller högt fiskat fluga!

premiären på Em -lunchrapport
2011-03-22  11:43

Knall sol 35 m2/s och ..0 grader i vattnet ganska trögt men kanske tiotalet fiskar tagna.
Sitter med lunchwhiskyn tillsammans med Lasse Landin Och Niclad Dansson - grabbarna säger så här om förmiddagen:
Lasse tycker att det är ok fisken finns där men de är tröga . Niclas som även han fått fisk tycker att fisken nog är på gång . eftermiddagen blir säkert bättre - värmen sätter fart på firrarna.
Rapport om några timmar igen ! Då får vi se vad prestationsångesten har gett för resultat - hehehe....
Nu siesta under ekarna!

River Dee rapport 21 mars
2011-03-21  14:42

Recent Catches

A much better fishing week with conditions improving and fish becoming more inclined to respond to a fisherman’s well presented fly. FishDee beats have reported 83 for the week as I write with perhaps a few more to be reported. The fabulous Lower Crathes beat reported 10 salmon for the week as did the ever reliable Ballogie beat with Ghillie Sean Stanton leading his visiting guests from Scandinavia to the obliging salmon. Carlogie and Park reported 8 and Invery reported 6 for the week. Catches were reported from Altries to Cambus O’May showing a wide distribution of fish in the catchment. Ghillies had predicted a better week and as always their views were spot on.

I have received a number of letters of correspondence from anglers and I would like to thank them for writing and forwarding images of their fine catches. Firstly Kolja Veyhle commented ’I have just returned to Germany after a week of spring fishing on the River Dee. I was fishing with a group of 10 Fly fishermen at the Ballogie Estate beats, where we were able to catch some Springers. For me it was the first time to fish the river in springtime and I was fortunate enough to catch 3 Spring-salmon, biggest one was 15lbs! For me it was just the topping on a really good fishing trip in excellent company, with some of the nicest fisherman I have ever met, and of course the two Ghillies Sean and Ian, everything was just perfect. Attached are some pictures of spring salmon, maybe you would like to put them on the Blog? ’ I also received an e-mail from Craig Fleming who advised ’Just thought I’d send you a couple of pictures of a Springer I caught this afternoon 19/03/11 from the Lawson Pool on Middle Drum. The fish took a monkey fly about half way down the pool. I was yapping away to Shane and my fly had come round onto the dangle, when suddenly the line began tearing off my reel! After a few runs and some nervy head shaking, Shane netted this fine fresh fish around 8lbs. P.S Keep up the good work. Love seeing all these cracking fish pictures!’ Thanks to Andrew Wright for sending a nice picture of a lovely big spring salmon he landed at Invery on the 17th March. I was advised by Ballogie Ghillie Sean Stanton that they had 3 salmon on Friday morning and one was a really fabulous specimen landed by visiting angler Thomas Torpe. I received the image today from regular Dee fisherman and tour organiser Lars Terkildsen and I can confirm it was a beautiful salmon of 20lbs, and very fresh. Lars commented ’Monday morning and now only one week to my trip to The Dee with 7 angling brothers. Last week Team FiskeShopen got a total of 23 springers at the 3 Ballogie Beats, what a fantastic week they had. Now the water is rising and new salmon will move up-stream to be there for us next week.

I can also advise that there will be a whisky tasting evening for the Dalmore Dee Dram and other Dalmore Rivers Collection whiskies at the Deeside Drinks Emporium in Banchory, opposite the Orvis shop, at 7.30 pm on Thursday 31st March. Many people were unable to attend the Dee Dram launch night at Balmoral in January this year. If you are planning to attend can you contact Deeside drink to confirm your attendance by calling 01330 822650 or e-mail deesidedrinks@live.co.uk to help them organise enough supplies for the evening? There will be a nominal charge of £5.00 for the event which promises to be a super night’s entertainment. I plan to come along on the night to speak about the River Dee to the assembled audience.

You may also want a memento from your trip to Deeside and toast your success. I can recommend the new Dalmore Dee Dram which is on sale at George Strachan’s shop in Aboyne and a number of the hotels in the valley-you can also purchase supplies online here this link It is now available in London at Friarwood Fine Wine, 26 New Kings Road, London, Tel 020 7736 2628. A significant contribution from each bottle sold will go to the River Dee Trust to help fund obstacle removal and other important salmon conservation work programmes currently underway. Please write to me, Ken Reid, with any news or reports of success to ken@riverdee.org and tight lines to all. Copyright FishDee Ltd March 2011.

Prospects

Providing we don’t get wildly fluctuating river levels this week, I expect catches to lift significantly as a result of much warmer temperatures, and the big Spring tides that are currently bringing new fish forward. The air temperature maximum is forecast to be 17 degrees Celsius this week, which is significantly higher than the last few weeks. The air temperatures will however fall back from Friday into the weekend. This will see snowmelt from the mountains ensuring good river levels all week. The Sepa river level gauges are all rising and currently showing 1ft 11 inches at Mar Lodge to 3ft 7 inches at Park. There should be very little rainfall, and winds don’t like they will be too troublesome for visiting anglers. All in all, perhaps a potentially productive week for anglers on the River Dee.

With good river levels and fish getting on the move, it is prudent to fish carefully following the sound advice our crack team of Ghillies will provide to visiting anglers. The Ghillies know the moods of the salmon and how to ensure you give yourself every opportunity to catch a fish, so please heed their wise advice. If you do not have the services of a Ghillie to call on and are fishing this week then you will need to ensure you fish to suit the conditions. You would perhaps be wise to fish with a sinking Spey line or shooting head, with an intermediate as an option in shallower pools. A good strong leader and a tube fly will perhaps the best option, with patterns worth trying including the Gold Bodied Willie Gunn, Park Shrimp, Bertie D, Posh Tosh, Monkey and Ice Maiden. Long winged flies are in vogue and seem to be catching good numbers of fish according to reports.

As always a plea to anglers to handle your fish very carefully and try to release it swiftly back to the river with minimum fuss for photography. I know the moment can be dramatic as you land the beautiful salmon, however it is vital to ensure the salmon is extended the courtesy of a safe release and return to the river. The spring salmon are our most fragile stock component and we must do all we can to ensure they are released safely back to the river.

I can also advise that there will be a whisky tasting evening for the Dalmore Dee Dram and other Dalmore Rivers Collection whiskies at the Deeside Drinks Emporium in Banchory, opposite the Orvis shop, at 7.30 pm on Thursday 31st March. Many people were unable to attend the Dee Dram launch night at Balmoral in January this year. If you are planning to attend can you contact Deeside drink to confirm your attendance by calling 01330 822650 or e-mail deesidedrinks@live.co.uk to help them organise enough supplies for the evening? There will be a nominal charge of £5.00 for the event which promises to be a super night’s entertainment. I plan to come along on the night to speak about the River Dee to the assembled audience.

If you have been fortunate enough to land a prized Springer this week then please send me an image of the fish being returned to the River for the FishDee website. You may also want a memento from your trip to Deeside and toast your success. I can recommend the new Dalmore Dee Dram which is on sale at George Strachan’s shop in Aboyne and a number of the hotels in the valley-you can also purchase supplies online here this link It is now available in London at Friarwood Fine Wine, 26 New Kings Road, London, and Tel 020 7736 2628. A significant contribution from each bottle sold will go to the River Dee Trust to help fund obstacle removal and other important salmon conservation work programmes currently underway. Please write to me, Ken Reid, with any news or reports of success to ken@riverdee.org and tight lines to all. Copyright FishDee Ltd March 2011.




Ny medarbetare på Guideline!
2011-03-19  16:47

Klaus Frimor joins GUIDELINE

Guideline has signed an agreement with well known, experienced and very popular Danish flyfishing professional, Klaus Frimor. The deal sees Guideline further strengthening its position as one of Europe’s premier flyfishing brands.

Klaus has a wealth of experience to bring into the cooperation with Guideline. Since the age of 5, his life has been dominated by fishing and hunting. He grew up on the west coast of Jutland, Denmark, with numerous smaller streams and lakes easily accessible to youngsters with interest for the outdoors and fishing. When he started to work for the largest flyfishing retailer in Denmark, back in the beginning of the 90’s, it was only a natural progression in what has become a life devoted to flyfishing.

The years in the retail side of the business grew the interest for both fly casting and product development and as the contact base got more extensive he got offered work as fishing guide on the mythical Salmon Rivers of Iceland.
Once there, it was no going back and he has now spent the summers in Iceland during the past ten years guiding and conducting casting- and fishing schools for clients from all over the world.

Parallel to his life in Iceland, he has been spending the winters in the world famous Tierra Del Fuego region, guiding for Sea Trout and also working as Camp Manager and host for one of the well known Lodges there. Spending almost 12 months a year on or near a river in some of the most pristine and well known flyfishing areas of the world has given Klaus a knowledge of both fishing and products that is unique.

He has played a key role in the R&D department for Loop Tackle and has had his hands in several of the most popular products to come out of that brand in recent years.

His work and passion has taken him to countries like, Iceland, Cuba, Chile, Argentina, US and Canada, where he has been a popular lecturer, fly-casting teacher and a head liner at many Spey Claves and shows around the world. He has also appeared in several flyfishing films.


Leif Stävmo, Product Manager at Guideline:

“ I am absolutely thrilled to see this agreement happen! Klaus has been a long time colleague in the business and I have always been admiring his work on the casting pools around Europe, his pleasant and laid back personality and the way he has managed to stay tuned with the trade and at the same time making sure to follow his passion and drive for the real thing; flyfishing in beautiful and challenging areas around the world. Klaus’ heart is closely connected to fishing and his thoughts on rod design and actions, performance of flylines and casting-style are all based on his experience as a truly professional fly angler. In the coming years, this will add a new and exciting dimension to technical developments in our products range, as well as in the philosophy behind it. Klaus will add tremendous power to our Team and will further strengthen our relationship with fly-anglers and dealers around Scandinavia, Europe, US and Canada.”

Klaus Frimor joins Guideline with immediate effect and will be part of the Guideline Team at the following shows in the near future:

March 26-27th The Danish Fly Fair in Kolding, Denmark.

April 1-3rd The Sportfishing Show, Jönköping, Sweden.

April 9-10th, The Outdoor Show, Lilleström, Norway.




Guideline MD, Stein Thorvaldsen welcomes Klaus Frimor to the Guideline Team.

2011-03-19  17:26
Lovely Klaus - good to be on the same boat!

First time we meet must have been 20 years ago you where working for Korsholm and helpt me with everything when i was doing my flytying class.
You where a devoted guy with lots of smiles already then. Now with a lot moore experince and a few thousand fish later - still the happy humble guy!

Great ,Klaus looking forward meeting you again!


Dioxin förgiftningen!
2011-03-18  08:21

Bra inlägg i Aftonbladet.

www.aftonbladet.se/debatt/debattamnen/miljo/article12744860.ab

Kämpa på Stefan jag vet att du brinner för det här!


Det är det här arbetet som ska ge medlemmar till förbundet - skärpning fiskesverige! Med 500.000 medlemmar hade detta varit en barnlek för oss!

Anslut er till förbundet nu!

Sugen på saltvatten?
2011-03-16  21:34

Fick en liten kort förfrågan från min godevän Vidar Tösse i Bergen:
Hei Micke,
trenger hjelp til å få med noen ekstra mann til Mexico 17-25 april og 25 april - 3 mai. $2100.00 for 8 netter/7 dg. fiske. Kan du hjelpe?
Vidar

...han är en av de mest erfarna skandinaverna då det gäller tropiskt flugfiske så är du sugen så är du i trygga händer!



Flugfiskemässan - en framgång!
2011-03-16  21:23

Ja, då har man varit på ytterligare en flugfiskemässa - jag har varit på dem alla. Allt från de första trevande försöken ,jag tror det var i Västerås och nu de senaste åren i Älvsjö tillsammans med såväl Vildmark som även den gigantiska båtmässan. Fjolårets mässa var så där- en kanske sval tillställning som gjorde att det här året saknades många av de största leverantörerna. Misstag av dem måste jag säga! Alla andra var där flugbindare, kastare, knivmakare, rulldoktorer, håvtillverkare o gud vet - alla var där. Tillsammans med en rekordartad ström av människor! 24.000 människor bara under lördagen var fantastiskt - vilket tryck!
Här har ni några små filmsnuttar som kanske kan ge er lite av den fina ( lätt hysteriska) stämningen.....





















Födelsedag på Em
2011-03-16  11:39







Pahtakorva i Odense.......
2011-03-15  10:36

Odense är ju staden med flera fina butiker och en fin aktiv klubb. Här gjorde jag en av mina första uppvisningar i Danmark. Det var Partridge Flytying days. Det var på Allan Bramleys dagar, Davy Wotten, Oliver Edwards gamle hjälten Paul Jörgensen och undertecknad. Hälften av dem finns ju inte kvar här..de fiskar ju där det alltid nappar och solen alltid skiner!
Jan och Bo hade dukat upp i källaren - kaffe, gott humör och en och annan dansk pilsner gav fina flugor.
Detta var sista stopp i Danmark - nu Sverige och flugfiskemässan!








Bra skottlandsfiske ledigt!
2011-03-15  07:29



Some availability from the productive Borrowston Beat that I have been asked to mention.
July 25-30th 3 rods, Aug 1st-6th 3 rods, Aug 8th-13th 3 rods, Aug 15th-20th 3 rods.
Price per rod £132 inc vat per day. Minimum 3 day lets.
Contact Bill Palmer Ghillie to make bookings at The-Palmers@hotmail.co.uk


Korsholm - bra som alltid!
2011-03-14  15:30

Jag tror det var 15 år sedan jag första gången besökte och band flugor i den anrika familjeägda butiken i Skjern. Kanske är den Skandinaviens största jakt, fiske och friluftsbutik.. kanske inte. Fint är det och välordnat som alltid. Den här eftermiddagen och kvällen var det bra intresse - 12 bindare och nästan lika många till som inte getts plats att binda själva utan istället fick se på och förhoppningsvis ta till sig en del trix den vägen.
Det här klippet blev ju lite långt men som vanligt är det ju bara att slå av om ni tycker jag blir för långtråkig....









River Dee rapport 14 mars 2011
2011-03-14  11:50

Recent Catches
A quiet week on Deeside with 50 salmon reported so far from FishDee beats. Park reported 6 fish to 23lbs, Invery also had 6, and Middle Drum reported 5 salmon. The fish were quite dour last week with the deterioration of water conditions and river temperatures dropping. Anglers were seeing the odd fish but they were not taking well. Towards the end of the week we saw gale force winds and very heavy snow which made fishing extremely difficult for the gallant anglers who persevered.

Karl Revel from Invery called with an update and advised ‘Invery’s fish were all caught by returning visitors to the Dee. Fifteen year old John Kane from Kilmarnock and Russell Neighbour from Surrey had 2 fish each, these being their first Springers. Other successful anglers were young John’s uncle and Jim Reid from Edinburgh. The fish were reluctant takers last week.’ Willie Banks from Tilbouries advised an angler who wishes to remain anonymous landed 2 fish of 12 and 22 lbs. The 22lber was a super specimen and was the anglers largest Springer to date.

Shane Christie from Middle Drum reported he had a regular group of fishers up from Wigan. He comments ‘Stanley Cook was successful with 4 fish to his own rod on his own tied Dozem fly, a Willie Gunn variant. Stanley visits the beat 3-4 times every year and his knowledge of the beat was helpful to him when fishing the lies he knows fish will be at this time of year. Jim Black a novice angler caught his second Springer from the beat on a day visit giving him an average of a Springer for each of his visits to the beat this year.’

It’s important to return the fish to the river as swiftly as possible. You may also want a memento from your trip to Deeside and toast your success. I can recommend the new Dalmore Dee Dram which is on sale at George Strachan’s shop in Aboyne and a number of the hotels in the valley-you can also purchase supplies online here http://www.onlinespirits.co.uk/dalmore-dee-dram. It is now available in London at Friarwood Fine Wine, 26 New Kings Road, London, Tel 020 7736 2628. A significant contribution from each bottle sold will go to the River Dee Trust to help fund obstacle removal and other important salmon conservation work programmes currently underway. Please write to me, Ken Reid, with any news or reports of success to ken@riverdee.org and tight lines to all. Copyright FishDee Ltd March 2011.

Prospects
The Ghillies I have spoken to are optimistic sport will pick up this week following last week’s very trying conditions. The weather forecast is a bit of a mixed bag with air temperature maxima predicted to be around 6 degrees with night time frosts also predicted. Winds will be blustery from time to time as the direction changes during the week from north easterly to south westerly. There will be regular bands of rain, sleet and hill snow which should hopefully freeze on the mountain tops ensuring a reservoir of water for the weeks ahead. River levels are currently showing on the Sepa gauges 4 inches at Mar Lodge to 2ft at Park and the river is carrying a bit of sediment in the lower reaches as the River Feugh tributary is currently rising and cold with temps at 2 degrees Celsius. The maritime influence sees tides rising during the week from 3.3 metres to 4.7 metres on Sunday. This will encourage fish forward if they wish to run the river. The sea will be considerably warmer than the river.

River beat Ghillies in the lower river are saying there are decent numbers of fish in the pools but they are reluctant takers. A couple of lower beat Ghillies are saying the numbers of Springers in their beats are the most they have seen for many years. One of the most experienced Ghillies on the River with over 40years experience, was telling me this week that it’s a very common problem in March for fish to seemingly go off the take, and then come on again as the water warms up and they get on the move. The Ghillies advice is vital in helping you locate fish on their beats and they will give good advice about fly choice and tackle set up. If you do not have the services of a Ghillie to call on then you would be well advised to fish slow and deep with a sinking line or intermediate with fast sink tip. Flies to use could range from a size 6 dressed double to a big monkey fly. The Willie Gunn is a good option as is the Park Shrimp, Black and Yellow and Ice Maiden.

As always a plea to anglers to handle your fish very carefully and try to release it swiftly back to the river with minimum fuss for photography. I know the moment can be dramatic as you land the beautiful salmon, however it is vital to ensure the salmon is extended the courtesy of a safe release and return to the river. The spring salmon are our most fragile stock component and we must do all we can to ensure they are released safely back to the river.

If you have been fortunate enough to land a prized Springer this week then please send me an image of the fish being returned to the River for the FishDee website. It’s important to return the fish to the river as swiftly as possible. You may also want a memento from your trip to Deeside and toast your success. I can recommend the new Dalmore Dee Dram which is on sale at George Strachan’s shop in Aboyne and a number of the hotels in the valley-you can also purchase supplies online here http://www.onlinespirits.co.uk/dalmore-dee-dram. It is now available in London at Friarwood Fine Wine, 26 New Kings Road, London, and Tel 020 7736 2628. A significant contribution from each bottle sold will go to the River Dee Trust to help fund obstacle removal and other important salmon conservation work programmes currently underway. Please write to me, Ken Reid, with any news or reports of success to ken@riverdee.org and tight lines to all. Copyright FishDee Ltd March 2011.


Horsens Danmark
2011-03-09  13:12

Så var det dags för den första av tre kvällar med flugbindningskurser för våra danska bröder. Här i Danmark har ju laxfisket exploderat -så intresset bara växer! 12 man på plats. Bo på Sportshuset som var värd för evenemanget hade kunnat fylla ett par kurser till! Kul med stort intresse. Vi band ett par "simple flies", Pahatkorva rubber och en riktigt fet "FlomPuzzy" - som vanligt så rullade tiden på och butikens portar slog inte igen förens efter midnatt.








River Dee rapport 7 mars 2011
2011-03-07  11:49

Recent Catches
There have been 97 Springers to 20 lbs reported at the time of writing from FishDee beats last week which may rise once all beats have reported in any late catches. Both Upper Drum and Lower Crathes beats reported a dozen fish for the week, Invery 11 and Park also got into double figures. With catches reported from Altries to Lower Invercauld & Monaltrie indicating there are salmon spreading out to the top of the system. Catches rose last week with beats above Aboyne starting to fish and it’s been great catching up with some of the Ghillies when I have been able to. I was also delighted to meet the new Dinnet Ghillie Euan Reid, and I wish him all the best for the forthcoming season where I am sure he will be a great addition to the super team of Ghillies we have on the River Dee. I am sure Euan would have been delighted to see a sea liced fish landed on his first week of the season on the river .I didn’t receive any correspondence this week but have spoken to a number of Ghillies this morning and am grateful for their contributions as always to help provide an overview of current conditions.

Jim Paton reported that visiting anglers did well at Upper Drum, where Kent Hakansson brought a crack team of anglers over from Scandinavia to fish his beat and at Craigendinnie with George Murray. Jim advised ‘The group had 12 ’Spankers’ with 3 fish landed at 6 pm and one at 5.30 pm when many anglers may have stopped fishing on other beats. All the fish were caught on the Monkey Fly although they did try other patterns. We still have a lot of Kelts which may be encouraging Springers to stop in the beat before moving on. The anglers also landed 4 fish at Craigendinnie and Kent had a flying visit to the Spey at Delfur where he also caught a nice salmon’. I was pleased to see Ghillie George Murray visit the office last week where we discussed the good start to the season at Craigendinnie.

I visited Glasgow Angling Centre and was delighted to meet many anglers who visit our river as well as many representatives in the tackle trade, and of course Mr Paul Devlin and his great team of staff who most generously have provided the FishDee Megastore to help the River Dee fundraising activities. Whilst there for a few days I spoke to River Dee Board member from Tilbouries, Willie Banks, who informed me that on Friday morning Chris Hartley, the MD of Guide Fly-fishing had caught 2 lovely springers in 2 casts, of 9 lbs and 15 lbs. His colleague Jim Brown caught a stunning fish reckoned to be between 18 and 20 lbs on a Posh Tosh. To get 2 Springers in 2 casts is a stroke of good fortune. It was also really pleasing to see Altries had 4 fish on Friday as well indicating there was a good run of new fish coming upriver. It’s a super beat that deserves to have more anglers fishing at this time of year with a really talented and enthusiastic Ghillie Kevin Fleming.

Invery Ghillie was delighted to inform me of the successful anglers fishing his beat last week and he was keen to emphasise that the fish were in great condition and that he had a crack team of anglers fishing. Top Scottish Ghillies Colin Wilkie, Bill Drury, Mike Murdoch and Archie Baillie were enjoying a busman’s holiday from the Rivers Tweed and Spey. They have been regular visitors to the Dee and again saw success by fishing slow and deep. Colin must have been delighted with his 5 fish, with Mike, Bill and Archie all catching nice fresh Springers. Archie took a real beauty of 15 lbs which was a very deep fish and in beautiful condition. Visitor David Cooke also had 2 fish to his rod of 8lbs and 15 lbs fishing in very cold and clear water.

Robert Harper reported that David and Michael Clarke, who I was delighted to meet last year in Russia, were successful with 3 nice fish apiece to 12 lbs. Robert reports ’ Anglers had to persevere last week to intercept fish when pockets of fish were moving through the beat. The fish caught are real proper good Springers to 14 lbs and in excellent condition’. I was also advised by Edward Humphrey at Dinnet that visiting angler Ross Gowl had his first fish for 3 years and fishing companion Gordon Duncan had a nice sea liced fish which must have been running very hard in the cold water to reach the beat. Waterside and Ferrar Ghillie Davie Goodfellow also was pleased to advise that visiting angler Scott Smith from Cumbernauld had caught his first Springer at Waterside of 7 lbs. He mentioned he fished extremely well and was rewarded for his efforts with a nice fish. If you have been fortunate enough to land a prized Springer this week then please send me an image of the fish being returned to the River for the FishDee website. It’s important to return the fish to the river as swiftly as possible. You may also want a memento from your trip to Deeside and toast your success. I can recommend the new Dalmore Dee Dram which is on sale at George Strachan’s shop in Aboyne and a number of the hotels in the valley-you can also purchase supplies online here http://www.onlinespirits.co.uk/dalmore-dee-dram. It is now available in London at Friarwood Fine Wine, 26 New Kings Road, London, Tel 020 7736 2628. A significant contribution from each bottle sold will go to the River Dee Trust to help fund obstacle removal and other important salmon conservation work programmes currently underway. Please write to me, Ken Reid, with any news or reports of success to ken@riverdee.org and tight lines to all. Copyright FishDee Ltd March 2011.

Prospects
Spring fishing in Deeside is a challenge for anglers and that’s why so many come year on year and fish for Spring Salmon. The challenges come from mastering the weather and river conditions and ensuring the tactics utilised are likely to deliver the opportunity of hooking fish in truly first class condition. This year Ghillies and anglers are reporting fish to be of a good size and in really first class condition. Now for the week ahead the weather forecast is looking quite reasonable and hopefully we will see catches pick up through the week. An air temperature maximum is reported to be between 8 and 10 degrees Celsius this week according to the Met Office and the BBC. There is likelihood during the week of fresh hill snow in the extreme western catchment. Winds should be light but will pick up on Thursday and Friday as weather fronts move through with perhaps gusts to 40 mph. Anglers need to ensure they wrap up well and have their waterproof wading jackets on as there is a good chance of occasional rain showers. The maritime influence is showing tides are dropping back through the week from 4.2 metres to 3.3 metres however river levels are still running between 9 inches and 1 foot 7 inches on the Sepa gauges.

The river beat Ghillies have a great knowledge of how to fish to suit current conditions, and they are the key to helping you locate a salmon on their beat. As always heed their wise counsel as they know the tactics you should use to fish their beats and give yourself every chance of catching a salmon. If you do not have the services of a Ghillie to count on then you should consider using a light sinking line with a light tube fly. Popular patterns at this time of year are Posh Tosh, Park Shrimp, Bertie Dustard, Monkey and the ever popular Willie Gunn. Some of the lower beats will see anglers using Tobies and Blairs spoons. As always a plea to anglers to handle your fish very carefully and try to release it swiftly back to the river with minimum fuss for photography. I know the moment can be dramatic as you land the beautiful salmon, however it is vital to ensure the salmon is extended the courtesy of a safe release and return to the river. The spring salmon are our most fragile stock component and we must do all we can to ensure they are released safely back to the river.

If you have been fortunate enough to land a prized Springer this week then please send me an image of the fish being returned to the River for the FishDee website. It’s important to return the fish to the river as swiftly as possible. You may also want a memento from your trip to Deeside and toast your success. I can recommend the new Dalmore Dee Dram which is on sale at George Strachan’s shop in Aboyne and a number of the hotels in the valley-you can also purchase supplies online here http://www.onlinespirits.co.uk/dalmore-dee-dram. It is now available in London at Friarwood Fine Wine, 26 New Kings Road, London, Tel 020 7736 2628. A significant contribution from each bottle sold will go to the River Dee Trust to help fund obstacle removal and other important salmon conservation work programmes currently underway. Please write to me, Ken Reid, with any news or reports of success to ken@riverdee.org and tight lines to all. Copyright FishDee Ltd March 2011.


Störst i Europa!
2011-03-07  08:40

På plats hos ADH - Guidelines största kund! En fantastisk demohelg med cirka 700 besökare och en kö framför bindbordet som gjorde att man knappt fick luft! Jan Erik kastade Reaction tillsammans med sonen Steffen och alla var mäkta imponerade! Alex, hanss familj och anställda är som en mysig liten familj, ödmjuka trevliga och roliga att vara med! Framgång som ger ödmjukhet är alltid att se upp till!

Nu är det dags för kurs för några av de allra nördigaste bindarna! Allan kastar och jag binder - bra team!

sen ikväll... mot Danmark!








Tysk veteran!
2011-03-07  08:35

Thomas Durkop är verkligen veteran , jag tror jag hörde tals om honom för första gången någon gång på 80-talet. Demon gick som en dans, lite trångt med plats och en magisk lampa som stängde av sig lite när den ville men men.,.. funkade fint. kanske var det 150 personer som kom och gick under dagen.Största intresset var det för Reaction och SSS massor av kustfiskare såg dubbingen och Diamond pearlens suveräna egenskaper - kul!
Bra stämning!












Durkop Tyskland
2011-03-04  22:05

Så var man på plats i Herzebrock-Clarholz.!
I morgon blir det mässbindning och demo hos Thomas Durkop. Blir kul - kanske lite knepigt att damma av skoltyskan igen men det funkar!
Imorgon ska jag även kasta Reaction 13,7an för första gången - spännande det med. Är den som 14,8an så är det ju knallsucée!
Har lite nya strutsfärger som ska provas imorgon - kustflugorna blir ännu vassare - i hope!

Ny färg på tubslang - Fluor Fire Red
2011-03-04  16:58

Äntligen är den här! Den starkast fluoriserande slangen på marknaden!
Nu finns den i shopen!

Tyskland - Danmark here I come!
2011-03-03  21:41

Så packad och klar för en liten flugbindningsturné. Först ett par ställen i Tyskland, sedan tre i Danmark och sen avslutning hemma på flugfiskemässan. Ska bli skoj - mycket folk och mycket positivet. Nya färgerna på tubslangarna i bagaget och SSS så väskan svämmar över!
Återkommer från Tyskland imorgon!

Helt galet att dra ...
2011-03-03  21:34

visst många tyckte just det - helt galet att dra när sidan öppnar.. efter 2 års jobb - öppning och sedan voooops så va han borta....

hehehe - men nu så nu är jag här igen laddad och full av energi!

semestern slut.....
2011-03-03  21:30

Första semestern på 7år ...ja alltså utan spön!
Kändes konstigt att packa prylar utan spön ..inga rullar, linor eller nattliga panikpass vid flugstädet...

hmmm .. men så var det gjort det med och så har man provar på salmonella...otrevlig typ!

men nu så mars och fullfart in i fiskesäsongen yyiiihaaa!

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