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Mike Barrio

River Dee 2016
« on: 30/01/2016 at 14:51 »
From the River Dee Team  :cool:

« Last Edit: 04/02/2016 at 16:11 by Mike Barrio »

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Dee Opening
« Reply #1 on: 01/02/2016 at 08:02 »
I hope that tent is well battened down!!!

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Dee Opening
« Reply #2 on: 01/02/2016 at 09:28 »
Hmmm..and I hope they have wellys...river is rising fast, huge thaw.

I went to bed at midnight and the weather station was saying -1, woke up this morning at 6am to +7 and the snow in the garden completely gone.

Colin Sunley

Re: River Dee Opening
« Reply #3 on: 02/02/2016 at 22:52 »
Heading to the Dee this weekend for a spot of casting practise to kick start my season.

Mike Barrio

Re: River Dee Opening
« Reply #4 on: 03/02/2016 at 08:44 »

Mike Barrio

Re: River Dee Opening
« Reply #5 on: 03/02/2016 at 08:48 »

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Dee Opening
« Reply #6 on: 04/02/2016 at 16:10 »
I believe there were 4 fish on Monday, 5 on Tuesday, or the other way round...and 2 Sea Trout !!  ???

Colin Sunley

Re: River Dee 2016
« Reply #7 on: 05/02/2016 at 14:26 »
9 today, seems more are fishing, 
Out tomorrow on Aboyne water, Weather looking crap so going to get soaked and the huts been washed away too so no shelter,  but am fishing so I'll be happy as a pig in shit!!

Eddie Sinclair

Re: River Dee 2016
« Reply #8 on: 13/03/2016 at 11:29 »



First day back on the river this year. Came home on holiday for the safe landing of Stevens new daughter a lovely wee springer of 8 pounds. Then an hour after starting on a beat just below Banchory the line went tight and after a short fight I landed this wee seven pound springer which swam away strongly after release to continue its journey upstream.

Nice start to the new season.

Eddie. :z18

Iain Cameron

Re: River Dee 2016
« Reply #9 on: 13/03/2016 at 14:10 »
nice one Eddie


Missing your funky hat though!

Euan Innes

Re: River Dee 2016
« Reply #10 on: 13/03/2016 at 17:24 »
Nice one Eddie!
Must have forgot that you were back so soon. Has the "beat below Banchory" changed much after the flooding?
Oh and congrats Grandad  :wink

 :z1

Liam Stephen

Re: River Dee 2016
« Reply #11 on: 13/03/2016 at 18:31 »
Two great catches Eddie Congratulations  :wink :z16

 :z18
Liam

Eddie Sinclair

Re: River Dee 2016
« Reply #12 on: 13/03/2016 at 20:52 »
Nice one Eddie!
Must have forgot that you were back so soon. Has the "beat below Banchory" changed much after the flooding?
Oh and congrats Grandad  :wink

Euan,

signal and station at the top of beat one have noticeably improved. however the floating bank is wrecked and is about 15 to 20 yards narrower due to a huge stone beach on the south bank. It looks like it will still fish okay but the access road is completely gone and the damage to the bank will take an awful lot of repairing. The Pantoch is a bit deeper on the north bank which means that the opposition were struggling to wade far enough over to fish it effectively.

I was lucky to find that fish there were not many about. Maybe the rise in temperature and the two foot rise in water yesterday will encourage some movement.

Eddie. :z18

« Last Edit: 14/03/2016 at 08:12 by Hamish Young »

Eddie Sinclair

Re: River Dee 2016
« Reply #13 on: 13/03/2016 at 20:56 »



Missing your funky hat though!

Iain,

I could not find the funky hat from past escapades but rest assured when we move home shortly that normal service will be resumed. We are flying back to Dubai tomorrow but not for too long and then you will no doubt see the hat on the bank of a river or loch somewhere.

Eddie  :z18

Euan Innes

Re: River Dee 2016
« Reply #14 on: 13/03/2016 at 21:28 »
Excellent news Eddie that you are heading back home. Must introduce you and Stephen to the Esks and get a trip up North sorted out with Hamish.
Sounds like all the beats in the North East will need to be re-learned this year by fish and anglers alike. I do love a challenge!

 :z1