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Michael Buchan

Day on the Dee
« on: September 27, 2011, 08:58:30 AM »
A quick report from Saturday havenít posted much lately as Saturday was the first days fishing ive had since about July  :z19

Decided to treat myself to a day on one of my favorite beats of the Dee Aboyne.  As luck would have it i had the beat to myself so could pick and choose where to fish.  Within the first hour managed to catch a silver/gray fish around 13lb (left camera in car)  so was thinking it was going to be a great day unfortunately the sun came out and the rest of the day was a struggle until first cast in the Red Rock pool and the line went solid.  For the next few minutes i was convinced i had a fish that had wrapped me around a rock as felt the thumping but line wasnít budging.   Turned out it was a big tartan cock fish around 19-20lb 37-38inches took a blue tinsel bodied willie gun fished off an AFS hover shooting head and 10ft medium sink polyleader.
A few photos of the beat and fish

The irrigation pool

The stones pool

The fish

The fish doesnt look as big in the photos for scale the rod is a 15ft LPXE and the reel is an opti megaloop which is a big big reel.

Hopefully i will get out a couple more times on the Don before the season ends  :z16


Ewan Lindsay

Re: Day on the Dee
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 11:12:17 AM »
Excellent fish Michael - congratualtions!  :z16



Re: Day on the Dee
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 20:45:55 PM »
Aye aye Mike,

Firstly...................nice bling!

Glad you had a good day and well done with the fishes  :z16



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