At last I got a trout fly wetted on the Don.
I meant to try the Urie but my roving ticket does not indicate that it is fishable on a Sunday? (is it, anyone?) so I headed off to Lower Parkhill.
I only had a couple of hours and as I was planning to fish spiders and a nymph on the point regardless of water height or what the fish were doing I headed straight in. I liked the look of the water at the Bridge so that's where I started. I was casting 45 degrees upstream and letting the team flow down and swing round with a high rod tip and although I was initially getting some stops and pulls I couldn't connect with anything. Fortunately that run brought two nice Browns of about 10" to the net with another lost (both were stocked fish and also released).
Not the biggest of fish but I could catch these all season without a problem - and they put a very nice bend in a 3wt.
Another nice wee spot slightly further down the beat produced another two nice 10" Browns (one stocked and one wild - both released)
There was a smattering of Olives at about 1:45 and a fair amount of March Browns but only two tiddlers and one reasonable fish tackling them
lasted for 20 - 30 min's.
Gold Bead PTN on point 1 fish, Woodcock & Purple 2 fish & Waterhen Bloa 1 Fish
Look forward to trying the better water further down the Beat.