2011

Christer Sjöberg, the founder of Loop Tackle Design is telling the story about how the company was founded.

The dream came true

Today, develops, designs and manufactures Loop all their gear themselves. The case of rods, lines, reels, waders and clothing. All products are tools that will satisfy the most demanding users.

Tools that will handle the rough stuff and have a word that leads the way: function!
Experience, enthusiasm and an indomitable will to just put his name on the top has given us the Loop leadership in the development of fly fishing. We are proud of it.

Twenty years Loop has team of leading fly fishermen from around the world, all with the same goal: to develop better tools, to offer courses and adventure!

Loop started with a dream. Today, that dream a reputable company with reliable products that fishermen all over the world know and use in the hunt for his own dream fish.

On this site you can read more about all this. It's your favorite location in anticipation of the next fish!

Welcome to Loops world.

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As the dark winter nights start to slowly fade away and the light begins again, our thoughts are with our families and friends and also with the great memories from the past. However, there is much to celebrate this coming season and now we must focus our efforts on the future. It is time to dream about the big silver again!

If you are interested in hearing more about the rods that we have available for the 2012 season - please write Justin an email at justin@kharlovka.com or telephone Maria at +7 921 772 6857.


Looking forward to meeting you soon on the Northern Rivers.

Happy Holidays!

Norling Frodin And Kolja in Litza Tent Pool

Litza River Photo Thomas Thore
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Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km. All credit goes to them. HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc. All in all I tried to keep the looks of the material as original as possible, avoided adjusting the colors and the like, since in my opinion the original footage itself already has an almost surreal and aestethical visual nature.

Se världen på ett sätt som du aldrig gjort förut! På en internationell rymdstation har besättningen time-lapse-fotograferat jorden på natten med Nikon D3S.

Den tyske filmfotografen Michael König har sedan utav dem sammanställt den här makalösa HD-filmen, som visar en spektakulär bild av vår planets skönhet i all dess prakt. Njut!

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Dear Friend of the River Dee


I wanted to advise that the River Dee fundraising brochure we have been working on has been produced and brochures arrive today for distribution.


It's taken a bit of time to get it right but we feel we have achieved this with a super mix of generously donated fabulous auction lots to raise funds to help us carry our vital river restoration work programmes and secure match funding.


I am eternally grateful to all who have kindly helped by donating these fabulous lots for auction, they have been so kind, and now we need to announce this to as wide an audience as we can reach.

You can review the fundraising brochure of auction lots by using this online link http://issuu.com/dee-trust/docs/27339_dee_trust_auction_prog_lo-res or review the attached pdf.


I wondered if you had a group or database of clients/friends who would like to read this brochure-fishermen all have cabin fever now the fishing seasons over, so perhaps this will ease their pain?
Please circulate this to as many people as you can who you think may find this of interest-I know this is a busy time of the year, but any help you can provide would be very much appreciated.

I need to circulate this news to as wide an audience as possible and I need your help if you have a spare few minutes to help me distribute this news.


I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.


Kind regards & tight lines in 2012
Ken

Ken Reid
Fisheries Development Officer
DDSFB & River Dee Trust Office
Mill of Dinnet, Aboyne
Aberdeenshire, Scotland,AB34 5LA
D +44 (0) 13398 80411
M +44 (0) 7979 878971
E-Mail ken@riverdee.org
www.riverdee.org
www.fishdee.co.uk
River Dee Trust Registered Charity No SC028497

Now it's time to support the River Dee again, bid on fantastic items and fishing opportunities worldwide

Vom Hofe Photo Thomas Thore
Vom Hofe Photo Thomas Thore Vom Hofe Photo Thomas Thore

The River Dee Trust needs help to be able to meet our aims and continue looking after the Dee and the surrounding area, for many years to come. Therefore we are holding an auction to raise funds for the restoration work that it undertakes on the River Dee. The auction has 14 premier lots which are outlined in a brochure (click here to view as pdf or here to view as online catalogue; alternatively, contact the River Office to request a hard copy).


You can bid on a lot by submitting a sealed bid by 29th February or by attending our final event in London on the evening of Thursday 1st March 2012 where all lots will "go under the hammer".


Our London event is being held at the Savile Club, 69 Brook St, Mayfair, W1K 4ER from 6.30 to 8 pm. Attendance is free and there will be a supply of whisky and canapés as well as a guest speaker. All we request is that you let us know if you will be attending prior to the event (please inform the River Office, 013398 80411, info@riverdee.org by Friday 24th February). However, if you cannot make the event you can still bid on a lot by placing a telephone bid on the evening or by sending us a sealed bid (see brochure for further information).


Queries


If you have queries relating to any of the lots or the auction please contact the River Office (013398 80411, info@riverdee.org). We may be able to provide you with additional information on the lots or may contact the lot donor on your behalf where necessary. Once the auction has ended and payment received, contact details will be supplied for you to make final arrangements directly with the donor.
Use of Funds


The proceeds from this auction will go to further our delivery of our education programme, support our up-and-coming tree planting project in the Upper Dee and help fund further easements of man made barriers to fish migration. Please look around this website, view our most recent annual report or our most recent survey bulletins to find out more about our work.

Vom Hofe Photo Thomas Thore
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Dalmore Dee Dram Photo Thomas Thore Dalmore Dee Dram Photo Thomas Thore

The Dalmore Dee Dram
The funds generated by the sale of the Dalmore Dee Dram will be used to directly fund the easing of five obstructions to fish migration across the Dee catchment. The obstructions are either historic weirs that impede fish passage resulting in fewer fish making it through to potential spawning grounds, or are badly designed culverts and bridge aprons that completely block fish movements. By using the support from the Dalmore Dee Dram we aim to seek match funding from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) River Restoration Fund to ensure that the money works harder to the benefit of the fish and the river. Overall approximately 25 miles of river and tributaries should be opened up.
The second area that we are working on with the support of Dalmore is tackling diffuse pollution with local farmers. Diffuse pollution in this context is the run-off of silt, sand and soil from nearby fields into tributaries causing spawning grounds to become silted up and juvenile nursery areas to become smothered. Over the last ten years over 80 miles of buffer strips have been installed across the Dee catchment helping to reduce this diffuse pollution, allowing the streams to recover and the fish populations to flourish once again. The Dalmore Dee Dram will be acting as a catalyst by helping the local farming community gain access to the technical support to allow them to apply for Scottish Government grants to install the buffer strips and maintain them in years to come. The Dalmore Dee Dram is vital for this process as it allows us to build up a good practical relationship with the local farmers and helps deliver real benefits to the fish over the coming years. Your purchase of the Dalmore Dee Dram will see a donation of £4 from every bottle sold go directly to fund these important works and will be topped up with match funding to make your contribution worth at least £8-your support is vital. We hope you enjoy your purchase of the Dee Dram whether enjoying with friend or as a fabulous gift item for a friend or relative. sláinte mhaith
Stocks available from the following outlets:
From Mar Lodge to Dess
George Strachan Stores
Golf Road, Ballater Tel: 013397 55452 Opening Hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday and
Station Square, Aboyne Tel: 013398 86121 Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday
E-mail george@georgestrachanltd.com
From Dess to Woodend
Kincardine O'Neil Store
Tel: 01339 884201
Open 7am-6pm Monday to Saturday
E-mail susan@kincardineoneilvillagestore.co.uk
From Cairnton to Kingcausie
Deeside Drinks Emporium
22 Dee Street, Banchory Tel: 01330 822 650
E-mail deesidedrinks@live.co.uk

Dee Dram Photo Thomas Thore
Dalmore Dee DRam Photo Thomas Thore Dalmore Dee DRam Photo Thomas Thore

Dee Dalmore Dram de medel som genereras av försäljning av Dalmore Dee Dram kommer att användas för att direkt finansiera lättnader i fem hinder att fiska migration över Dee avrinningsområde. Hinder är antingen historiska vattenfall som hindrar fisk passage som resulterar i färre fisk gör det genom att potentialen yngelplatser eller är dåligt utformade kulvertar och bron aprons att helt blockera fisk rörelser. Med hjälp av stöd från Dalmore Dee Dram siktar vi på att försöka matcha finansiering från Scottish Environment Protection byrån (SEPA) River restaurering fonden att se till att pengarna hårdare fungerar till förmån för fisken och floden. Totalt bör ca 25 mil av floden och bifloder öppnas.
Det andra området som vi arbetar med med stöd av Dalmore är att ta itu med diffusa föroreningar med lokala jordbrukare. Diffusa föroreningar i detta sammanhang är avrinning silt, sand och mark från närliggande fält i bifloder orsakar lekbeståndets skäl att bli silted och ungdomsbrottslighet uppväxtområden till blivit kvävd. Under de senaste tio åren över 80 mil buffert har stålband installerat över Dee avrinningsområde bidrar till att minska denna diffusa föroreningar, tillåter strömmar att återhämta sig och fiskbestånden att blomstra igen. Dalmore Dee Dram kommer att agera som en katalysator genom att hjälpa lokala jordbruket få tillgång till den tekniska support så att de kan ansöka om skotska regeringen beviljar att installera buffert stålband och underhålla dem under kommande år. Dalmore Dee Dram är avgörande för den här processen eftersom det tillåter oss att bygga upp en god praktisk relation med de lokala jordbrukarna och hjälper till att ge verkliga fördelar för fisken under de kommande åren. Ditt köp av Dalmore Dee Dram kommer att se en donation av £ 4 från varje flaska säljs gå direkt till att finansiera dessa viktiga verk och kommer att vara toppade med matchen finansiering för att lämna ditt bidrag värt minst £ 8-ditt stöd är viktigt. Vi hoppas du gillar ditt köp av Dee Dram om åtnjuter med vän eller som en fantastisk gåva objekt för en vän eller släkting. sláinte mhaith bestånd finns i följande butiker: från Mar Lodge till Dess George Strachan butiker Golf Road, Ballater Tel: 013397 55452 Öppettider: 9 am - 5 pm måndag till lördag och Station Square, Aboyne Tel: 013398 86121 Öppettider: 9 am - 5 pm måndag till lördag e-george@georgestrachanltd.com från Dess att Woodend Kincardine O'Neil butik Tel: 01339 884201 öppna 7 am - 6 pm måndag till lördag e-susan@kincardineoneilvillagestore.co.uk från Cairnton till Kingcausie Deeside drycker Emporium 22 Dee StreetBanchory Tel: 01330 822 650 e-deesidedrinks@live.co.uk

Dee Dram Photo Thomas Thore
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Flat Stone Pool Litza Photo Thomas Thore

Exciting Travel News from the Atlantic Salmon Reserve!

Introducing the ASR - Finnair - Helsinki to Murmansk Charter for the 2012 fishing season!


The Atlantic Salmon Reserve is delighted to announce that there will be a significant reduction on the charter price for our ASR guests of nearly 30% - down to $500 per person each way, or $1000 round trip. In addition, it is now possible to bring up to 35kg of baggage + rod case.

The charter flight will be operated by the reliable Finnair company, in an Embraer regional jet and Airbus aircraft every Saturday throughout our late May to September season.

This reduction in price was made possible by a joint cooperation between the ASR together with Frontiers, Roxton Bailey Robinson, and Fly Fish Yokanga with the sole purpose of reducing the cost for our respective fishing guests.

For further details about the flight schedule and hotel recommendations in Helsinki please have a look at the travel section of our ASR website - http://www.kharlovka.com/travel.html

Other Improvements for the 2012 season include:
Reducing the number of Rods on both the Kharlovka and Rynda camps.
Lowering our overall fishing prices by 15%
If you did not receive a fishing invitation to join us on the Atlantic Salmon Reserve for the 2012 season and would like to do so - please send an email to Justin@kharlovka.com or telephone Maria at +7 921 772 6857.

Wishing you all the best this holiday season!
Vladimir and Justin

The Atlantic Salmon Reserve
# 11 Pushkinskaya Street
Office 13-H
St. Petersburg, Russia
191040
Tele: +7 921 772 6857
Tele: +7 921 772 6837
http://www.kharlovka.com

Norling fishing Litza

Norling in Litza Photo Thomas Thore
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I was able to collect some specs from several sources for the upcoming Nikon D4 camera.


The [NR] rating on those specs is 90% which means this is the real deal with maybe some small details being wrong possibly due to wrong translation.

After many rumors, it feels like we are really close to the truth now.

Nikon D4 specs

 

  • 16.2 MP
  • 11 fps
  • 100-102,400 native ISO range, expandable to 50 and 204,800
  • CF + XQD memory card slots! That's right, the Nikon D4 will have the new Compact Flash XQD memory card slot.
  • Compatible with the new Nikon WT-5 wireless transmitter
  • Integrated Ethernet in the camera
  • Face detection/recognition function that will be working in the viewfinder (maybe some type of a hybrid viewfinder? Nikon had several related patents)
  • Improved video, I have no other details on that but my guess is 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24 similar to the Nikon D800
  • Uncompressed video out through the HDMI port
  • Ability to assign the two buttons on the front of the camera to smooth aperture control during video recording
  • Improved 51 AF points
  • AF detection range will go down to EV-2.0 (the D3s went to EV -1)
  • Autofocus system: 9 cross-type sensors that are operational up to f/8

The Nikon D4 is clearly made to compete with the Canon EOS 1Dx. I will stay conservative on the announcement date, but there is a very good chance that the Nikon D4 will be announced right before or during the PMA show in Las Vegas (January 10-13, 2012).


With the next round of pro DSLR cameras I think Nikon will make a clear separation of the D800 and D4. This is why they will probably announce both cameras around the same time in 2012. The D4 will have low MP count, high fps, high ISO. The D800 will have high MP count, low fps, lower ISO.

 

This is a clear differentiation from the previous D3/D700 offering that shared the same sensor/technology.

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Bolstad River Photo Thomas Thore

Torsdag 8. desember inviterer Fylkesmannen til ope møte om redningsaksjonen for Vossolaksen. Det vert mellom anna informasjon om nye forskingsresultat, status i lusearbeidet og regulering av fiske neste år.


Møte om Redningsaksjon for Vossolaksen


Tid: torsdag 8. desember 2011 kl. 18.00 – 20.00
Stad: Fleischer's Hotel på Voss

Vosso Photo Thomas Thore

Program:


Nye forskingsresultat, v/ Bjørn Barlaup, Uni Miljø

Pilotprosjekt videoovervakning Øynahølen, v/Andes Lamberg, Vilt- og fiskeinfo


Miljøløftet for oppdrettsnæringa og status i lusearbeidet, v/Cato Lyngøy, Marine Harvest/Vossolauget


Regulering av fiske i Vossovassdraget neste år, v/Gry Walle, Fylkesmannen i Hordaland


Velkomen!

Fylkesmannen i Hordaland

Bolstad River Photo Thomas Thore
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Invitation Photo of FIN, do not miss this opportunity to have your photo added.

Stryn Photo Thomas Thore

FiN har startats av flugfiskare och är alltjämt nordiska flugfiskares egen tidning. Vill du med kamera i hand medverka till att försköna vår redan vackra FiN, så välkomnar vi att du skickar in dina bästa (flugfiske)bilder.


Alla som får sin bild publicerad i tidningen kommer att få en gåva från oss på FiN.

Av de bilder med tillräckligt hög teknisk kvalitet kommer vi på Flugfiske i Norden att välja ut en bild som kommer att få pryda tidningens framsida i någon av årets utgåvor.


I det senare fallet ska bilden vara i stående format och med en upplöstning på minst 2800 x 3800 pixlar (eller ca 30 Mb - 300 dpi).


Råformat, tif eller högupplöst jpg önskas.


Utvalda bilder kommer även att publiceras i ett eget album på FiNs facebooksida.

Bilderna skickas till info@flugfiskeinorden.se och kan med fördel skickas via www.sprend.com och där namnger ni info@flugfiskeinorden.se som mottagare.

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Small stream which flows into the River Dee on the Lower Dess

River Dee Photo Thomas Thore

Auction 2011 is closed


We are delighted that the online auction was a success - it raised £6,550 for the River Dee Trust.


A HUGE THANK YOU to the very generous donors of the auction lots as no funds could have been raised without them.


Thank you also to the all those who took part in the auction and to those winning bidders who have dug deep into their pockets to support the work we do on the River.


The proceeds from this auction will go to further our work in delivering our education programme, supporting our up-and-coming tree planting project in the Upper Dee and help fund further easements of (man made) barriers to fish migration.


Please look around this website, view our most recent annual report or our most recent survey bulletins to find out more about our work.

Mill Pool on Lower Dess By Night

River Dee Photo Thomas Thore
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Dee Dram Photo Thomas Thore

This lot is for an original bottling of the Dalmore Dee Dram whisky by Dalmore. Only 3,600 bottles were created and they sold out in just nine weeks.


Here is a last chance to own one of these highly collectable bottles of whisky - if you were slow off the mark before, make sure you don't miss out now. You cannot possibly show off your whisky collection if this one is missing. This bottle has been kindly donated by Alan Honig of Ross & Bonnyman, who has never been slow off the mark.


http://www.rossandbonnyman.co.uk/


This is sitting with a bid of £80 for a limited edition bottling from last year which is no longer available-I saw one on EBAY for £400-real bargain !

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THE NEW NIKON SB-910 SPEEDLIGHT HARNESSES POWERFUL FLEXIBILITY AND CONTROL FOR THE REVOLUTIONARY CREATIVE LIGHTING SYSTEM

New Nikon SB-910 Speedlight Offers Advanced Flash Technology and Intelligent Features
MELVILLE, N.Y. (November 29, 2011) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the addition of a new flagship speedlight, the powerful and capable SB-910 speedlight. Building on the versatility of Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS), the SB-910 incorporates an enhanced intuitive operating system and graphic user interface (GUI). The SB-910 speedlight comes equipped with a wide zoom range covering the most popular focal lengths as well as FX/DX-format identification that optimizes zoom settings based on the camera body. This new speedlight also provides more efficient battery usage as well as an enhanced Thermal Cut-Out function.


"As Nikon's new flagship speedlight, the SB-910 provides exceptional high performance and versatility that users have come to value in Nikon's Creative Lighting System," said Lisa Osorio, general manager of marketing at Nikon Inc. "By addressing the needs of photographers that work in challenging lighting scenarios, the SB-910 delivers a new level of portable lighting functionality, with performance and intelligent features that adapt to a wide range of lighting challenges."

The SB-910 speedlight is designed to provide easy operation and menu navigation, with its enhanced operating system featuring illuminated function buttons, a dedicated Menu button with quick access to custom settings and an improved LCD screen graphic user interface. Whether the unit is used as an on-camera flash, wireless commander or remote, the SB-910 speedlight will provide dependable and consistent flash exposure. Engineered to address the creative lighting challenges faced by today's photographers, the SB-910 speedlight includes quick on-demand performance and the ability to adapt seamlessly to nearly any possible lighting scenario.


Additionally, the new SB-910 incorporates a new Thermal Cut-Out function, which offers protection against damage to the flash panel and body from overheating during continuous flash use. Now, the flash recycling time is automatically delayed if a significant rise in temperature is detected, rather than ceasing operation to protect the unit. For additional durability, heat-resistance and ease-of-use, the SB-910 uses new hard-type color compensation filters for fluorescent and incandescent color temperature balancing. When using these filters, the flash automatically recognizes which filter is being used and adjusts white balance accordingly on the connected Nikon D-SLR camera. Additionally, the AF-assist illuminator of the SB-910 is compatible with the complete line of AF systems used in Nikon D-SLR cameras.


The SB-910 speedlight features three illumination patterns (standard, center-weighted and even) which are designed to match almost any shooting situation when utilizing the speedlight. The "standard" pattern will cover all conventional, standard flash coverage. The "center-weighted" pattern provides larger guide numbers than other light distribution types at the same focal lengths. This illumination pattern is ideal for subjects such as portraits, in which the light falloff at the image edges can be disregarded. When "even" is selected, the light from the flash will cover a subject from the center to the edges without light falloff. This pattern is applicable for shooting group photographs indoors. For coverage with a variety of lenses, the SB-910 speedlight incorporates a multi-step power zoom range that covers a wide 17-200mm angle of view, and can automatically detect Nikon FX and Nikon DX formats to help select suitable light distribution.

The SB-910 speedlight includes support for Nikon's advanced wireless TTL operation and can function as a wireless commander with control over three separate groups of speedlights or as a remote speedlight triggered by other SB-910 speedlights, SB-700 speedlights, SU-800 Wireless Commander or the built-in speedlight set to Commander Mode on compatible Nikon D-SLR cameras. The SB-910 incorporates a high-speed recycling time of approximately 2.5 seconds for full power with NiMH batteries, and approximately 3.0 seconds with AA Alkaline batteries.

 

Optional water guards will be available for select cameras to protect the connection between the flash and camera, allowing users to utilize the flash when weather conditions are less than ideal. The SJ-4 Color Filter set provides a Warming, Red, Yellow or Blue filter for adding color to the background, foreground or just to accent the scene. The SB-910 will come equipped with the AS-21 Speedlight Stand, SW-13H Diffusion Dome, SZ-2FL and SZ-2TN hard type Color Compensation Filters and SS-910 soft case.

 

Price and Availability
Nikon's new flagship speedlight, the SB-910, will be available in mid-December 2011 for a SRP*of $549.95. For more information, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

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Det är ju ingen ide att förneka att jag fullkomligt älskar prylar av alla dess slag, jag är sedan 1 år tillbaka lycklig ägare till en GoPro HD Helmet.

 

Och med tanke på ovanstående så ställer det ju till det i huvudet på en när man är prylgalen, speciellt som i går när Leif Wallden kommer på besök och säger.... Thomas du har inte den nyaste GoPro kameran.... det har jag visst det säger jag, men ack va fel jag hade.

 

Så nu har jag en nästan helt oanvänd GoPro HD Helmet till salu för den nya är redan beställt och kommer förhoppnings vis nu i veckan tillsammans med min nya NIKON V1 med 10mm f 2,8.

 

Faktum är att det är förbaskat kul att ha dessa kameror med sig när man är ute eller inne för den delen, den inte bara filmar i extremt bra kvalite utan tar förbaskat bra stillbilder.


Har satt den på huvudet på sonen 6 år ett par gånger när han kör i skate parken, riktigt coolt o kul att se det från han vinkel.


Har även riktig coola filmer från Kharlovka när man går till och i från helikoptern samt under flygningar, eller när man tar sam fram i terrängen i detta väglösa land så ser det extremt mycket värre ut än vad det gör i verkligheten.


Fast på vissa ställen så är det lika illa i verkligheten som på filmerna när jag tänker tillbaka, jag kommer ihåg på ett ställe som vi fiskade i Litza, vi stannade länge i en pool och fiskade i dess närhet samt åt lunchen här.


En återkommande tanke hela tiden var "hur i helvete ska vi komma vidare nedströms", helt lodräta berg i princip hela vägen och as djupt så det gick inte att vada vidare ner över älven.


Mmm kanske vi ska ta gummi båten nedströms ?, nej det går ju inte heller tänkte jag den bär ju knappt Kolja (guiden) och 1 av oss.


Hur detta slutade får ni nu veta, efter maten så roddes jag och Norling över till andra sidan av älven där Frödin redan varit ett tag och plaskat sönder vattnet för oss :-).


Efter en liten stund så börjar vår guide att tömma båten på luft och rulla i hop den, min första tanke var "hur i helvete ska helikoptern kunna hämta oss här" , men precis som innan hade jag fel igen.


Nu kunde jag inte hålla mig längre.... Kolja honestly how the hell do we get from here.... då ler karl jäveln bara och pekar mot klippväggen bakom mig.


Han e ju fan inte klok tänkte jag, och innan jag hinner reda ut alla tankar jag har i huvudet så ser jag att han slänger upp gummi båten på sin rygg och tar årorna under armen och beger sig upp för denna vägg.


Men va fan Kolja vi då ?, han bara skrattar och säger att han bara ska ner till Dream Pool och lämna båten, jag kommer snart... fiska du o koppla av bara.


Till slut va Kolja tillbaka för att hämta upp mig och Norling, klätter apan Micke var borta för länge sedan.


Satan var det var brant upp till toppen, höll på att spy av rädsla på vissa ställen där jag låg på alla 4 och höll mig i mossan för att inte glida åt fel håll ner över kanten.


Här ifrån är det kul att titta på sina GoPro filmer i efterhand :-), o känna jag klarade det.

Smidig och med smarta lösningar går GoPro HD Hero2 att montera nästan överallt, kamerahuset är vattentätt till 60m, kamerans lins ger upp till 170 graders vidvinkel 1080p HD-video och med 11 megapixels bilder. Du kan bla ta 10st bilder under 1 sekund i "burst-funktionen", alternativt bildserie med en bild var 0,5 sekund.

Detta är helt enkelt den minsta, lättaste och mest kraftfulla HD-kameran i världen om du vill filma och dela fantastiska videor och foton när du gör det du älskar. Oavsett om ditt mål är att filma en härlig dag på fjället med kompisar eller om du är ute efter omslaget till en tidning, HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition kan hjälpa dig att få det bästa materialet.

HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition är kompatibel med alla GoPro's tillbehör och BacPacs, inklusive Wi-Fi BacPac och Wi-Fi fjärrkontroll (kommande produkter).

I förpackningen Outdoor Edition:

• 1 st 11MP HD HERO2 kamera

• 1 st Vattentätt hus (60m)

• 1 st HD Skeleton baklucka

• 1 st Uppladdningsbart Li-ion batteri

• 1 st USB-kabel (köp till HDMI-kabel )

• 1 st Vented Helmet Strap

• 1 st Head Strap

• 2 st Curved Mounts

• 3 st Flat Mounts

• 1 st 3-vägs Pivot Arm

Notera att minneskort EJ ingår!

Egenskaper • Professionell 11MP sensor

• 2x Snabbare Bildprocessor

• 2X Skarpare glaslins

• Bättre i miljöer med svagt ljus

• Full 170º, Medium 127º, Begränsad 90º vidvinkel i 1080p och 720p video

• 120 fps (bilder i sekunden) i WVGA-läget, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p-video

• Fullständig 170º och Medium 127º vidvinkel i stillbildläget

• 10st 11MP bilder per sekund med "burst-funktionen"

• 11MP bild Varje 0,5 sek Timelapse-läget

• 3.5mm extern mikrofon ingång

• Lättförståligt språk-baserat användargränssnitt

• Kompatibel med alla GoPro BacPacs såsom LCD BacPac och Batteri BacPac

Lose a big salmon in the river Bolstad

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Atlantic Salmon Magic by Topher Browne


Special Foreword by Orri Vigfússon
Introduction by Simon Gawesworth
Hardcover, 463 pages
ISBN 9780984227174

When and why does a salmon take an angler's fly—and what does the salmon actually see? These and other essential questions are answered thoroughly and intelligently in Atlantic Salmon Magic by Topher Browne, the most complete book on the subject in a generation.

Highly original overhead and cross-sectional diagrams of rivers show where salmon hold in different types of pools at various water levels—critical to an angler's understanding of where to fish and where not to fish. The in-depth chapter on reading water alone is worth the price of admission.

This brilliant new bible of fly fishing for Salmo salar, the legendary leaper, builds on the time-tested techniques of Wood, Waddington, Falkus, Wulff, et al., while equipping the 21st-century angler with the latest tactics and flies to effectively cover water anywhere in the world. Features chapters on where to fish for Atlantic salmon today—with a detailed overview of the finest rivers in all the major countries hosting runs of wild salmon.

Nearly 500 pages with hundreds of stunning color photos and original illustrations, Atlantic Salmon Magic is destined to become a classic. The book is an invaluable guide to everything salar. A rich literary and visual feast, this impressive new title from Wild River Press is an absolute must for the avid salmon angler.

FREE DVD! Each copy of Atlantic Salmon Magic comes with a one-hour DVD worth $30. A Home for Salmon is an exciting exploration of the rugged wild salmon rivers on the north coast of Russia's Kola Peninsula. This is one of the finest fishing films ever produced with spectacular scenes of huge Atlantic salmon taking flies, fighting to get away, and being released to spawn. An amazing conservation success story and a grand fly-fishing adventure.

Advance Praise for the Book

"Every generation of anglers, it seems, produces its own poet laureate to Salmo salar. In reading and paging through this lyrically written and beautifully illustrated salute to the salmon, it is evident to me that we have ours in Topher Browne. (Perhaps he is one of the Icelandic Browne's?) Atlantic Salmon Magic is a great book. Please join me in congratulating the author and savoring the magic."

Orri Vigfússon
Reykjavick, Iceland
From the Special Foreword


About the Author

A former professional guide, Topher Browne has fished for Atlantic salmon in Canada, Iceland, Scotland, Norway and Russia. As a casting instructor, the author of Atlantic Salmon Magic co-wrote and co-produced the spey-casting DVD, Spey to Z (2006). Trained and mentored in fly tying by the late Warren Duncan of Saint John, New Brunswick, Browne's superb flies appear in various magazines and books, including the companion to this title, 100 Best Flies for Atlantic Salmon (Wild River Press, 2011). He lives in Portland, Maine.

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Some great memories from Nicklas Lindgren in the winter darkness, extremely nice and really big salmon from Orkla

Photo Roger Nilsson

Jag fiskade premiär natten i Orkla 1a Juni på NEDRRE Hongslo.

 

Hade precis börjat mitt fiske, jag hann inte fiska mer än 2 minuter efter start skottet förrän det drog i som satan.

 

Troligtvis första fisken som bet i en fluga denna dag, fast det skulle ta yttligare 55 minuter innan fisken var på land.

 

Jag fiskade med Guideline LeCie 14,8 aftm 10/11 Fast med en Power Taper S2/3, längst fram på tafsen satt det en koppar tub med en orange undervinge med tillhörande övervinge av svart en relativt simpel fluga, men dock extremt giftig :-)

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Taking photos with the fisheye is extremely addictive, it is almost impossible to switch to another lens once you have started

Photo Thomas Thore

När man fotograferar med fisheyeobjektiv får man en helt annan bildvinkel än när man fotar med en vanlig vidvinkel.


Det finns därför några saker som kan vara värda att tänka på innan man börjar fylla minneskortet.


Allting i bilden förutom det som är närmast mitten kommer att få ett väldigt förvrängt perspektiv eftersom objektivet pressar in så mycket på en liten bildruta.


Allt ute i kanterna kommer att bli väldigt ihoptryckt jämfört med det som finns i mitten av bilden.


Egentligen är det samma optiska fenomen som uppstår när man använder vanliga vidvinklar, men här är det mycket mer påtagligt.


Därför får man fundera över vad som är det viktigaste elementet i sin bild, vilken del som är viktigast att visa med så korrekt perspektiv som är möjligt.


Den delen av motivet får man då placera i mitten av bilden eftersom det är här distorsionen är som minst.


Med andra ord får man tänka om lite från de vanliga kompositionsreglerna, något som sitter i gyllene snittet med ett fisheye kommer inte riktigt att se ut som det gör i verkligheten.


Den här perspektivförvrängningen kan man givetvis även använda till sin fördel om man vill ha en rolig effekt.


På grund av sin extrema konstruktion är fisheyeobjektiv ofta inte riktigt lika skarpa som andra objektiv.


Därför kan det vara en idé att försöka blända ner ett par steg om det går om man vill ha maximal skärpa.


En fördel med fisheye är att det är så pass kort brännvidd att skärpedjupet blir väldigt stort vilket gör att om du eller kameran missar lite med fokuseringen är det inte hela världen.


Den korta brännvidden gör också att man kan använda längre slutartider än vid andra objektiv utan att få skakningsoskärpa.

Photo Thomas Thore

När man vill förmedla känslan av ett snabbt händelseförlopp i en viss miljö är fisheye ibland ett perfekt val.


När jag säger viss miljö så menar jag en miljö som är viktig för att ge bilden rätt inramning.


Man kan gå riktigt nära och fortfarande få med väldigt mycket.


Men tyvärr är det inte bara så att man kan gå riktigt nära, ofta måste man gå riktigt nära för att det faktiskt ska hända något i bilden.


Annars riskerar man att motivet krymper till en liten fläck i bilden.


Med andra ord får man ibland vara försiktig för att inte hamna i, så att säga, skottlinjen.


Om du har möjlighet kan det vara bra att kommunicera med ditt motiv och bestämma i förväg exakt var han eller hon ska befinna sig så att du kan ta bilden på ett hyfsat säkert sätt.


Man kan även använda fjärrutlösning till kameran vilket många sportfotografer gör, då riskerar man bara sin utrustning.

Photo Thomas Thore

Fördelarna med en kraftig distorsion kan användas även för att fotografera motiv i naturen.


Oftast när man ser naturbilder tagna med ett fisheye är de tagna ur en väldigt låg vinkel för att ge betraktaren ett rejält grodperspektiv, något som passar ypperligt.


Med dagens kameror som ibland har vinkelbara skärmar är det lättare än någonsin att ta bilder ur annorlunda vinklar utan att behöva ligga ner i obehagliga ställningar.


På grund av fisheyeobjektivets korta närgräns kan det också utnyttjas för att ta annorlunda makrobilder.


Monterar man dessutom en mellanring mellan objektivet och kameran kan man komma ännu närmare.


Man får hålla koll på varifrån ljuset kommer så att inte objektivet lämnar en skugga i bilden om man går för nära.


Med de här tipsen i bakfickan tycker jag att du ska ge dig ut och prova fisheyeobjektivets spännande värld!

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Nikon Manual Viewer (iPod and iPhone compatible): Nikon Manual Viewer is a viewer app for iPhones and iPads that allows users to download and view user's manuals and reference manuals for Nikon digital cameras. Manuals that have been downloaded can be viewed off-line, allowing users to refer to them at any time and any place.

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Will be interesting to see if there is any news that comes on this days

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Fish Pal
On a daily basis 2012 fishing is now being added to the FishPal website for salmon & trout rivers in the UK & Europe

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Hej,

Nu har vi utsett vinnarna av
Nikon Film Festival 2011!


Prisutdelningen har precis ägt rum på biograf Skandia i Stockholm och med på tillställningen var fotografen och jurymedlemmen Pieter ten Hoopen som delade ut Juryns Pris.

Vinnarbidragen representerar den bredd vi har kunnat se i årets tävling.

De nominerade till Juryns Pris:

I AM GUILTY
Danial Chuhan

I AM PRIMA BALLERINA
John Buddee

I AM WHAT
Dennis Thunholm

I AM CREATIVITY
Daniel Lundh

I AM MELKER RYMDÄLG
Fredrik Torsson

I AM FAITHFULL
Andreas Sjöberg

I AM ENGLA
Camilla Holmgren Holmsten

I AM THE CAMERAMAN
Daniel Jigenstedt

I AM ROUND
Mario Adamson

I AM AN IKON
Patrik Skoglöw

I AM SENSITIVE, I LOSE MYSELF
Louise Eklund

Juryns motivering

Filmskaparen har lyckats fånga något så flyktigt som kreativitet. Det är en stilfull film som rör sig tidlöst mellan olika tankerum. Den är både modern och retro på samma gång.

Känslan av vemodig hoppfullhet, symboler som talar och effektfulla ljud med en röst, gör det till ett egensinnigt hantverk med personlighet. Alla delar har fasats ihop på ett stilfullt och poetiskt sätt. Det känns skönt att se denna film.

Ett originellt bildspråk som juryn gärna ser mer av i framtiden.

Och vinnaren av Juryns Pris och 80 000 kr är...

Daniel Lundh
med filmen

I AM CREATIVITY

Och vinnaren av Folkets Pris och en
kamerautrustning till ett värde av 30 000 kr är...

Andreas Sjöberg
med filmen

I AM FAITHFUL

Ett stort GRATTIS till vinnarna!

Det har varit oerhört spännande för oss att följa årets tävling och vi uppskattar all den tid och engagemang som varje tävlande har lagt ner och därmed format tävling till vad den är idag.

Vi vill även passa på att tacka alla som har varit inne på hemsidan och röstat på bidragen och hoppas de ska ha inspirerat till att börja filma mera.

Med förhoppning om att vi ses igen under nästa års upplaga av Nikon Film Festival!

Vänliga hälsningar

Nikon

 

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Skottlossning på Hisingen


Publicerad 6 november 2011 - 09:44
Uppdaterad 6 november 2011 - 09:49
Flera vittnen anmälde en skottlossning vid Sannegårdshamnen på Hisingen i Göteborg på lördagen.
En man med crossmotorcykel ska ha avlossat ett skott mot en annan man, som flydde till en bil och besvarade elden.
En kula träffade ett fönstret till en stängd butik.
Inga uppgifter finns om att någon har skadats fysiskt. Ingen är heller gripen.
-Alltihop ska ha skett på samma adress, säger Mats Jarlhede, biträdande vakthavande befäl vid polisen i Västra Götaland.
Enligt polisen har all skottlossning inträffat på Östra Eriksbergsgatan.
(TT)

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Genom ett unikt samarbete Mellan SportSuport AB, Patrik Sjöberg 242, Intersport och Bris kan er förening eller företag båda tjäna pengar och hjälpa bris att stötta barn utsatta för övergrepp !


Under hösten 2011 inleder SportSupport AB ett unikt samarbete med varumärket
Patrik Sjöberg 242, Intersport och BRIS som ger Er förening möjlighet att
marknadsföra Ert klubbmärke märkt med BRIS och varumärket Patrik Sjöberg
242 mot sexuella övergrepp av barn och ungdomar - och samtidigt tjäna pengar
till framtida klubb- och föreningsarrangemang!
Genom detta unika samarbete med BRIS, varumärket Patrik Sjöberg 242 och
Intersport går 10 Kr av försäljningsintäkterna till BRIS arbete för att utöka
öppettiderna i BRIS 116 111 - BRIS stödlinje för barn och unga - så att fler barn
och ungdomar som behöver hjälp och stöd kan få en snabb kontakt med BRIS.
Det här är en unik möjlighet för Er förening eller företag att både tjäna pengar och
visa att Er förening/företag tar ställning mot sexuella övergrepp mot barn och
ungdomar, genom att sprida Er klubb- och föreningslogotyper via BRIS samt
Patrik Sjöberg 242 varumärke mot sexuella övergrepp !
SportSupport AB samarbetar med företag och idrotts- och ungdomsföreningar för
att öka deras marknadsnärvaro och försäljning genom föreningens,företagets
egna symbolmärken/logotyper. Produkterna från SportSupport AB består av två
eller tre klubbmärken/företagslogotyper av hög kvalitet som enkelt monteras på
bil, båt, textilier et cetera.
Hur mycket tjänar föreningen? Och hur mycket av intäkterna går till BRIS?
SportSupport AB utgår från vad Er förening vill tjäna per påse.SportSupport242 enda krav är att
minst 10 kr per påse går till BRIS! Vill en förening eller ett företag ge mer än minimikravet så
kommer vi snabbare till vårt mål om att kunna hjälpa fler barn och ungdomar utsatta för
övergrepp.Förtjänsten för föreningen blir 40 kr per set när man bidrar med 10 kr!
För mer information! Kontakta oss idag! så berättar vi mer hur Ni kan vara med och stötta
BRIS-BARNEN RÄTT I SAMHÄLLET!

www.bris.se   www.sportsupport242.se    www.intersport.se   www.patriksjoberg.com

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More Juicy Info from Ken Reid and FishDee

Friends of the River Dee


We want to let you know that the River Dee Trust is holding a series of fundraising activities during the close season starting with an online auction to raise funds to support and further our river restoration work initiatives.
Following successful delivery of the E.U funded 5 year Cass Life Project where we were awarded the accolade Best of the Best by EU Delegates, we have been encouraged to start a £2.2 million programme of works and need to source seed corn funds to access full grant support.
The auction, with around 40 lots can be found at www.riverdee.org/auction/auctionwelcome.asp The auction will start at 9 am on Tue 1st November and finish 5 pm Wed 30th November.

Following on from the online auction we shall be offering a range of outstanding lots for people to submit sealed bids during December, January and February culminating with a special evening's event in London.
There will be a glossy brochure produced for these prestigious items with full details and specifications of the lots on offer from very kind global benefactors supporting our vital work.

Some of the prestigious lots include:

A weeks fishing for two rods with full board at the Rio Grande in Argentina in 2013 where sea trout under 15lbs don't even make it to the lodge catch books.


A weeks fishing on the River Naver in Scotland next spring with accommodation-a truly wonderful Highland wild salmon river


4 days fishing for two rods on the Gaula in June with accommodation, donated and hosted by TV Fishing personality & Guideline Pro Team member Matt Hayes, who will act as your guide


A full weeks fishing with accommodation and full board at the Yokanga River in Russia in August with full Helicopter programme


4 days fishing for two fisherman on the Ranga River in Iceland with full board and accommodation


A weeks fishing for an angler at the Reisa River in Arctic Norway with accommodation fishing for giant salmon


Fishing for two for 3 days on the Mörrum river in Sweden in September fishing for giant sea trout


A 3 day fishing trip with full board and accommodation to Amhuinnsuidhe in the Outer Hebrides with Salmo Fishing's guide included


And some stunning original paintings from renowned artists which include Howard Butterworth and Chris Sharp and some rare limited edition signed books from Orri Vigfusson & Ken Sawada and Mikael Frodin



Please look around our website – www.riverdee.org , view our most recent annual report or our most recent survey bulletins to find out more about our work. The proceeds from this auction will go to further our work in delivering our dynamic education programme , supporting our up-and-coming riparian tree planting project in the Upper Dee and help fund further easements of (man made) barriers to fish migration.
Happy bidding!
Regards,
The River Dee Trust

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Salmon Rod Catches for FishDee beats for the 2011 season are as follows. February 353 salmon, March 409 salmon, April 883 salmon, May 1040 salmon, June 776 salmon, July 728 salmon, August 1128 salmon, September 1288 salmon and October 763 salmon. There is no facility from FishPal to separate Grilse catches from Salmon catches. This gives a total of 7373 salmon and grilse catch from FishDee beats. This is a 31% increase on the 5 year average. By periods the Spring catch was 2685 against a 5 year average of 1866, summer catch 2631 against a 5 year average of 2002 and autumn catch of 2056 against a 5 year average of 1756. Sea trout catches were substantially down on last year's excellent 2555 from FishDee beats with only 1363 reported for 2011 from FishDee beats which is also down on the 5 year average of 1626.

A fine summer salmon from Lower Crathes

Ballogie estates head Ghillie Sean Stanton saw their beats record 1000 salmon and sea trout during 2011 Ballogie estates head Ghillie Sean Stanton saw their beats record 1000 salmon and sea trout during 2011

There was a long hard winter that was reported as being the worst for 20 years which meant fishing conditions were difficult at times in the early spring. A notable feature this year, which mirrored last year in some respects, was the regular spates that occurred during the fishing season that kept salmon on the move, and provided good angling conditions through the summer and into the autumn period. There was a good number of big salmon reported this year with many fish over 20 lbs and a number over 30lbs landed. There was also a noticeable shortage of grilse this year. A trend which has been reported by many countries that have Atlantic salmon runs including Iceland. This may be a blessing in disguise if we get a much bigger run of springers and msw summer salmon next season, and there are some signs indicating this may happen. There are records going back 300 years which show a 50 year cyclical pattern of salmon abundance and then grilse abundance-we are at the end of the 50 year grilse cycle if the pattern continues.

Jesper Holm Neilsen receiving the Park Trophy from Ken Reid for the largest rod caught salmon in 2010 that was confirmed by Ghillie Eoin Smith

Bookings made through FishDee were 32% up on 2010 with over 2 million visits to the FishDee website during the fishing season. There was a good amount of availability provided by fishing beats and we were pleased to see Heughhead and Mar Estate joining the FishDee website during 2011. There is less than a handful of River Dee beats not using FishDee so it is pleasing that visitors to the website can find out virtually all the information there is available about fishing opportunities on the River Dee and who to contact for access. If anyone wishes to promote their fishing or local business for 2012 they can contact ken@riverdee.org who will be happy to assist them in any way he can. The FishDee website is a really cost effective way of reaching a huge global audience of prospective customers.

A truly magnificent Spring Salmon caught in a beautiful setting on Deeside by Per Heikkala

It is very pleasing to report that catch and release saw the release of 98% of salmon caught in 2010, and as all results for 2011 have not been reported early indications show that this continued during 2011, as spring catches mirrored these percentages. There is a good reference page on how to carry out this practise on FishDee and the DDSFB have announced that catch and release will be included in the 2012 conservation code in place for the 2012 fishing season. This followed a consultation process with the river proprietors and a steering committee which reported to the DDSFB.

A fine February spring salmon

FishDee has provided weekly reports to a wide variety of media during 2011 and saw fishing reports being forwarded to advertisers on the FishDee website who wish to be able to inform their customers with weekly fishing information. This ensures that anglers and the public in general can get a view about how the river is performing on a weekly basis. The River Dee is the lifeblood of the rural Deeside community and during the shoulder periods of spring and autumn angling tourism is a vital source of revenue to many businesses on Deeside. FishDee now has Twitter and Facebook sites which are updated virtually daily with news. The Facebook site has many hundreds of images on photo albums that subscribers to Facebook can access. These images are supplied by many people during the course of the year and are uploaded to the website to provide a nice pictorial perspective of the River Dee fishing scene.

River Dee Board and Trust Chairman Ian G Scott with a freshly run 20lb summer salmon

To help improve the runs of migratory fish much needed river restoration and habitat improvement work is planned by River Office staff. There are ambitious and challenging work programmes in place for the next few years and your support is needed. We want to let you know that the River Dee Trust is holding a series of fundraising activities during the close season starting with an online auction to raise funds to support and further our river restoration work initiatives. Following successful delivery of the E.U funded 5 year Cass Life Project where we were awarded the accolade Best of the Best by EU Delegates, we have been encouraged to start a £2.2 million programme of works and need to source seed corn funds to access full grant support. The auction, with around 40 lots can be found at River Dee Trust Auction the auction will start at 9 am on Tue 1st November and finish 5 pm Wed 30th November. Following on from the online auction we shall be offering a range of outstanding lots for people to submit sealed bids during December, January and February culminating with a special evening's event in London. There will be a glossy brochure produced for these prestigious items with full details and specifications of the lots on offer from very kind global benefactors supporting our vital work.

Lower Dess Ghillie Eion Smith

Photo Thomas Thore

To finish what has been a very good season for anglers fishing the River Dee, I would like to thank many people. Firstly, the directors of FishDee and River Director Mark Bilsby, for their help in developing the site and providing encouragement and support. I would like to thank Edward Humphrey, Ian Scott, Shane Christie and Robert Harper and many other Ghillies and proprietors who have helped cast a helpful eye on these reports prior to publication, and provided a view, to help ensure we have a good balance to the weekly reports. Finally I would like to thank all readers who have been ever so kind by writing to me and sharing their news, anecdotes and opinions about their experiences fishing on Deeside. I really cannot thank you enough for your support and for the enjoyment I get on receiving your correspondence. The reports would be a pale shadow of what they would be without this most generous support and help. I wish all readers a happy Christmas when it comes and a prosperous new year. The 2012 salmon fishing season will soon be upon us and I sincerely hope the salmon come in ever increasing runs. However a word of caution-make sure you keep an eye on the find fishing page to book fishing next year as demand is sure to be sky high given the extremely good value that salmon fishing on the River Dee represents to many keen local, national and international anglers. Copyright FishDee Ltd November 2011.

Regards

Ken

 

Ken Reid
Fisheries Development Officer
DDSFB & River Dee Trust Office
Mill of Dinnet, Aboyne
Aberdeenshire, Scotland,AB34 5LA
D +44 (0) 13398 80411
M +44 (0) 7979 878971
E-Mail ken@riverdee.org
www.riverdee.org
www.fishdee.co.uk
River Dee Trust Registered Charity No SC028497

Thomas Thore with a fantastic river dee springer

Photo John Eric Thore
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Whatever you do do not miss, this opportunity for fantastic prizes, and incredible fishing opportunities while you support one of the world's most amazing rivers .... RIVER DEE

Photo Thomas Thore

River Dee Trust 2011 Auction

Friends of the River Dee,

We want to let you know that the River Dee Trust is holding innovative fundraising activities through the close season starting with an online auction to raise funds to support and further our work.
The auction can be found at www.riverdee.org/auction/auctionwelcome.asp The auction will start at 9 am on Tue 1st November and finish 5 pm Wed 30th November. There is the chance to bid on some exciting and often exclusive lots. By doing so you will help support the work of the Trust, which includes carrying out practical restoration and conservation measures on the rivers Dee, Cowie and Carron and delivering education to all those in the Deeside and Stonehaven area.
Please look around our website – www.riverdee.org , view our most recent annual report or our most recent survey bulletins to find out more about our work. The proceeds from this auction will go to further our work in delivering our education programme, supporting our up-and-coming riparian tree planting project in the Upper Dee and help fund further easements of (man made) barriers to fish migration.

Happy bidding!


Regards,

The River Dee Trust

Ken

Ken Reid
Fisheries Development Officer
DDSFB & River Dee Trust Office
Mill of Dinnet, Aboyne
Aberdeenshire, Scotland,AB34 5LA
D +44 (0) 13398 80411
M +44 (0) 7979 878971
E-Mail ken@riverdee.org
www.riverdee.org
www.fishdee.co.uk
River Dee Trust Registered Charity No SC028497

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Do not miss this if you are around, read more by clicking the image below.

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Join in and support saving wild salmon, read more here

"På vegne av kommende generasjoner skal vi sikre livskraftige bestander i alle norske laks- og sjøørretvassdrag

I Norge har vi mer enn 400 elver med reproduserende laks. I mer enn 100 av disse er bestanden så svak at alt fiske er forbudt. Bestandene tåler rett og slett ikke beskatning. Verst er situasjonen i Hordaland, som for øvrig er landets største oppdrettsfylke. I mange av de resterende elvene er det innført fangstbegrensninger vi form av avkortet fisketid, kvoter og påbudt gjenutsetting av spesiell fisk (for eksempel hunnfisk eller spesielt stor fisk).
Et tverrfaglig ekspertutvalg, Vitenskapelig råd for lakseforvaltning, utarbeider en årlig rapport som beskriver status og utvikling for våre villaksbestander. I rapporten vurderes de ulike truslene villaksen står overfor, sett i forhold til:
kunnskapsnivå om bestander og trusler
skadepotensial i forhold til bestandsstruktur og genetisk integritet
truslenes geografiske utbredelse
muligheter og begrensinger i forhold til tiltak
Les siste års rapport (PDF-fil) fra Vitenskapelig råd for lakseforvaltning
Laksesesongen 2011 er nå stort sett avsluttet. I forhold til 2010 har det vært en viss økning i oppgang på Sørlandet og Østlandet, og enkelte vestlandselver har også hatt økt oppgang. I Trøndelag har det vært omtrent som i 2010. Etter noen gode år i Nord-Norge ble 2011-sesongen svakere enn forventet. Tana, som det viktigste laksevassdrag i verden har katastrofale tall. Det er et større innsig av mellomlaks som er hovedforklaringen til de økte fangstene. Elvene er uansett langt unna sitt potensiale.
Østlandet, Sørlandet og Sør-Vestlandet
Mye vann i elvene, fravær av oppdrettsanlegg og nok mat i havet er suksessoppskriften for en god laksesesong. På Sørlandet har også kalking av de sure vassdragene ført til at laksen nå er tilbake og trives i elvene med naturlig gyting. Dette har ført til svært godt laksefiske i sørlandsk målestokk gjennom det meste av sommeren. Bjerkreimselva, Mandalselva, Numedalslågen og Drammenselva vil ha et av de beste lakseårene på 2000-tallet. Mindre elver som Kvina, Lygna, Audna og Tovdalselva har i år rekordfangster i nyere tid. Det er det relative innslaget av mellomlaks (3-7 kg) som gir høye fangsttall i sør og øst, målt i kilo. Teller man isteden antall laks, er ikke alle fangsttallene like imponerende. Drammenselva og Mandalselva er typiske eksempler på dette (se tabell nederst på siden).
Vestlandet
Flere tiår med lakselus og rømming har rammet mange lakseelver på Vestlandet svært hardt. I Hordaland har så å si alle elvene vært stengt for laksefiske, fordi villaksen her er truet av oppdrettsindustrien og bestandene svakere enn noen gang. Flere av elvene i Sogn og Fjordane har hatt et bedret laksefiske, som Gaul, Nausta, Stryn og Årøy. Stedvis bedret lakseinnsig på Vestlandet tyder på høyere sjøoverlevelse, muligens pga. mer mat i havet.
I Møre og Romsdal er laksen fortsatt under sterkt press både fra oppdrett, kraftutbygging og lakseparasitten Gyrodactylus salaris. Surna er tilbake til et middels år, etter en god sesong i 2010. Eira har på sin side hatt et bra år. Gyroinfiserte Driva er til tross for en litt bedre sesong enn i fjor kun en skygge av seg selv. Mange fangsttall fra Vestlandet er ennå ikke klare.
Trøndelag
Gaula har hatt et bra år, mens Orkla har hatt en nedgang fra 2010. Takket være brukbare fangster av mellomlaks og storlaks er de fortsatt blant landets mest attraktive sportsfiskeelver. Stjørdalselva har hatt en av de beste sesongene på 2000-tallet, men fra et lavt nivå. Verdalselva har hatt en negativ trend men hadde fremgang i år. Namsen har i år levert et middels godt lakseår, der antall laks viser markert nedgang fra 2010, mens totalvekten reddes av høyere snittvekt i år.
Nord-Norge
En relativt tørr og solrik sommer i nord har ført til mindre vann i elvene, og laksefisket har følgelig vært dårligere enn tidligere år. I tillegg har innsig av laks generelt sett vært mindre i Finnmark enn i fjor. Elver som Alta, Lakselv og Reisa har ikke levert som forventet. Det har vært bra med smålaks, man kan håpe at dette indikerer en god årgang og mer mellomlaks i 2012. I Nordland har både Ranaelva og Saltdalselva hatt en bra sesong.
Stort villaks-potensiale i Norge
Selv om enkelte elver kan vise til bra fangster, er det fortsatt langt igjen til hva norske lakseelver kunne ha levert. Historiske fangster viser at det er et betydelig vekstpotensiale dersom storsamfunnet prioriterer villaks og innfører strenger krav til oppdrettsindustrien og vannkraftsektoren. Sportsfiskere og rettighetshavere i elv har de siste årene vist stor vilje til å begrense uttaket av villaks for å styrke gytebestandene. Skal disse tiltakene gi full effekt må også laksen overleve i sjøen. Det må derfor stilles nye og strengere krav til oppdrettsindustrien om lukkede anlegg i sjø, individmerking av all oppdrettslaks og sjølaksefiske bør sterkt begrenses.
Laksefiske i Norge – oppsummering og evaluering av sesongen 2011 i forhold til 2010 (et utvalg elver basert på rapporter per 13.09.11 før alle fangsttall har kommet inn)

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Recent Catches
This is the last weekly report for the 2011 salmon fishing season as we enter the last few days of fishing for the middle and lower beats; the 2011 season draws to a close on Saturday. Once all the final results are posted next week I shall produce a season report for the FishDee website, advertisers and mixed media. It's been an eventful week or as an angler said on Saturday, "these big fish are really coming on the take". It was a big fish week with 5 beats reporting 25lb salmon in their catches and a reported 30lb salmon from Birse. I also heard of some anglers who lost their fly lines whilst fighting big fish. FishDee beats have reported 342 salmon so far for the week and 21 sea trout, including a late run of finnock. I managed a couple of days fishing at Park at the end of the week and note their catches rose significantly towards the end of the week as the water temperature dropped. Park reported 71 salmon for the week, Ballogie/Carlogie 42, Birse 39 and Culter 24. Andy Hutson landed the 1000th fish of the season for the Ballogie beats and was rewarded with a bottle of Dee Dram from Ballogie Estates Head Ghillie Sean Stanton.
I had some friends fishing at Ballogie and Carlogie last week with Gareth Headland and Frede Hognestad taking the fishing on the beats. Gareth reported that sport was good during the first half of the week but a bit quieter at the end of the week with a much higher proportion of hooked fish being lost, including some really big fish. His friend Wayne Gibbens was fishing at Kincardine who also had some fish but again found a lot of fish coming unstuck. Frede Hognestad, Geir Magne Johnsen and friends had an exciting week at Ballogie with some hard fighting fish reported. Two of their friends lost their shooting heads when big salmon overpowered them. As it was Geir Magne had his biggest salmon from the Dee at 25lbs and as always the lads enjoyed their holiday on Deeside.

Jim Bisshop

Ian Neale who is a well regarded fishing guide, FishFindhorn correspondent visited Park and dropped me an e-mail advising 'I hope that you enjoyed your couple of days fishing at Park on Friday/Saturday. It was really very pleasant yesterday and what a difference when that wind eased off! I was guiding a couple of my regular clients, Des Dunlop and Jim Bishop for the three days and they thoroughly enjoyed their fishing at Park South, having been there two years ago with me. Jim Bishop had a great morning on Bakebare yesterday and caught two salmon; one was an older fish of around 10lbs. However, the other was a really lovely fresh autumn run salmon of around 15lbs, which gave him some great sport and after quite a long battle was finally netted by Charlie Yates. I got there just in time as the fish was about to be released by Charlie and managed to get the attached photo of this cracking fish which I hope you might be able to put onto your Fishing Reports page. Des Dunlop also caught a couple of fish whilst he was fishing with me at Park south. He had a cock fish of around 10lbs from Greenbanks on Thursday and another small fresh grilse of around 4lbs yesterday afternoon from the Upper Kirks pool, below the old hut.' Rosalind Chrisp who handles the fishing at Park managed to get a day's fishing with her guide. Rosalind commented 'As you know I was fishing on Park South as a guest on Saturday and thought I would drop you a line to let you know how I got on. With my 'red nosed' guides help and expertise I had my most successful fishing day so far, landing three fish (2 x 10lb and 1 x 14lb) and sadly losing another which felt even bigger!'
I had hoped to visit Tono Puicercus from Lax-A, who had a party of rods on Lower Crathes fishing from Thursday to Saturday. Alas I was unable to get along to see them as there were a number of fishing agents at Park who bring a lot of fishermen to Deeside annually who I managed to catch up with. I was really pleased to hear that Tono and team Lax-A had some really enjoyable sport with salmon to 18lbs at Lower Crathes. I was really pleased to meet up with top angler and guide Greig Thomson from Salmo Fishings, who had a very productive time at Park, as did Philip Black where they had around 20 salmon between them. Philip advised 'Hi Ken. Nice to finally meet you on Fri. hope you had a few more on sat. Just a short message for your Dee report where I ended up getting 8 on Fri. up to 16lb, another great day on Park with Keith. On Saturday I was on Inchmarlo and got 3 fish up to 15lb, my friend Jim Torbet got one, a nice sea licer about 12lb and Terry Paton the Inchmarlo ghillie got the final fish. We had a great day, many thanks to Martin and Terry. That's me finished on the Dee this year. I had a great season on the Dee catching 32 fish up to 18lb.Hopefully it will be as good a season next year, roll on the 1st Feb. I look forward to meeting you again.'
As the fishing season draws to a close this week there are still rods available for lower beats on FishDee if anglers are wishing to source fishing before the close season is upon us. We will hopefully see new fish coming forward on the spring tides to ensure anglers fishing the lower beats have enjoyable sport. Finally I would like to thank everyone for their feedback and ask anglers to pass on any stories, news or anecdotes they wish to share. 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 October 2011.

Ballogie

Prospects
The last few days of the 2011 fishing season find the river levels at a reasonable height for salmon fishing and the temperature dropping. The Sepa gauges are running at 1 foot at Mar Lodge and 1 foot 5 inches at Park and the water temperature is between 6 and 7 degrees Celsius. The weather forecast is autumnal with air temperature maxima around 12-14 degrees Celsius with perhaps some blustery days and occasional heavy rain showers. The river levels shouldn't fluctuate too much this week. The maritime influence sees tides rising from 4.0 metres to 4.2 metres before falling back to 4.0 metres at the weekend. I expect anglers to catch a lot of fish this week providing new fish come forward. Some of the big male fish are coming back on the take so it wouldn't surprise me to see more big fish showing in this week's catch return.
The Ghillies will be looking forward to the end of the season and the opportunity to perhaps enjoy a nice holiday, but will be trying extremely hard as always to put anglers onto taking fish. As always heed their wise counsel as they know best about what tactics to employ when fishing their water. There is no shortage of salmon in the river however just because you see many fish does not necessarily mean they will be easy to catch. Persistence will be called for and as always it may pay to fish until dark with the last hour of daylight being the most productive. If you don't have the services of a Ghillie to call on then perhaps you would be wise to fish with an intermediate line and a small tube fly. Patterns that find favour with fishermen at this time of year include Red and Black Frances, Snaelda's and Ally's shrimps.
I would like to remind anglers that the Park Trophy is awarded annually for the largest rod caught salmon that is verified from the River Dee. It was won last year by Jesper Holm Nielsen with a salmon of over 30lbs from Dess. This year the largest verified salmon has been reported by Borrowston Ghillie Bill Palmer for a fish of 36lbs landed by Mr Judson, netted and photographed by Bill Palmer. There have been quite a number of good sized salmon reported recently and it may still be possible for a salmon of that size or bigger to be caught before the season finishes so good luck to all anglers. I would also like to advise that there is good rod availability on the FishDee website for the remaining few days of the season on lower and middle beats so please ensure you book some fishing now. 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 October 2011.

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Välkommen till en kreativ eftermiddag
med tema fotografi och film


Prisutdelning av Nikon film Festival

Möt fotografen Pieter ten Hoopen, regissören Miko Lazic och vinnaren av Nikons filmfestival 2011 samt se den senaste komedin med Pierce Brosnan - Salvation Boulevard.

Plats:
Biograf Skandia, Drottninggatan 82

Datum:
3 november 2011

Tider: 14.30
Biografen öppnar. I lobbyn visar vi våra senaste produkter och vi bjuder även på biogodis och dryck.

15.00
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16.20
Filmen Salvation Boulevard börjar

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PIETER TEN HOOPEN

Prisbelönad fotograf vars bilder synts i bland annat Time Magazine, Le Monde och Dagens Nyheter. Har ställt ut på Fotografiska samt gett ut tre egna böcker, och föreläser om fotografi världen över. Han visar ett urval av sina senaste bildprojekt. Pieter är även med i juryn för Nikons filmfestival och delar ut priset till vinnarna.

OM FILMEN SALVATION BOULEVARD:

Salvation Boulevard är en vass och stjärnspäckad komedi med Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Marisa Tomei, Ed Harris och Pierce Brosnan som den egocentrerade pastorn Dan Day, som tvingas ta till ljusskygga metoder för att skydda sig och sin kyrka. Filmen är baserad på boken med samma titel av Larry Beinhart, som även skrev den hyllade Wag the Dog.

Tack till Noble Entertainment

Regissör: George Ratliff
Skådespelare: Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Marisa Tomei
Skriven av: Douglas Stone, George Ratliff
Producent: Peter Fruchtman, Celine Rattray, Cathy Schulman
Tid: 96 min


OM FILMEN KYLAN

Miko Lazic som regisserat ett tiotal kortfilmer samt två långfilmer skrev för ca 2 år sedan ett manus till en barnfilm, KYLAN som han inte riktigt visste hur han skulle genomföra rent tekniskt. Efter en hel del research insåg han att verktygen som krävdes för att realisera projektet så som datorgenererade miljöer och 3D animationer inte var tillgängliga för spelfilm. Inte nog med att det är för dyrt och därför nästan bara används inom reklamfilm så är kunskapsnivån av den här produktionstypen inom spelfilmsvärlden väldigt låg.

Miko Lazic kommer att visa den ofärdiga kortfilmen Kylan som ett work in progress för att illustrera hur han och hans team gått till väga för att skapa en hybrid värld med hjälp av datorgenererade bilder och live bilder. Barnen som spelar i Kylan är filmade mot green screen med en Nikon D7000 och sedan så har man frilagt, bearbetat allt digitalt och kombinerat live bilderna med datorgenererade bakgrunder och 3D animerade djur.

OM NIKON FILM FESTIVAL

Den 3 november utser vi för andra året i rad den lyckliga vinnaren
som i år vinner 80 000 kr.

I september 2010 inleddes ett samarbete med Nikon och Stockholm International Film Festival. I samband med det lanserades Nikon Film Festival - en interaktiv kortfilmstävling med tema I AM TOMORROW. Filmskapare och fotografer från hela Sverige uppmanas att se in i framtiden och använda sina kreativa krafter.

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Recent Catches
As I write FishDee beats have reported 220 salmon and grilse for the week and 7 sea trout with perhaps some more to be reported later. Upper Drum reported 41 for the week which was an excellent number; Carlogie reported 19 and Park 18. The upper Dee beats have now closed for the season with beats below Aboyne fishing until October the 15th during the season extension. The heat wave that arrived midweek put the brakes on fish catches nevertheless fishing was pretty good during the week. I haven't received any feedback from anglers this week however I am grateful for reports from some of the beats.
Firstly Jim Paton, Ghillie from Upper Drum and Lower Durris advised 'We had a very good weeks sport with 41 salmon and grilse for the week. Peter Brown, a regular to the beat was top rod for the week with 13 salmon closely followed by George West. Proprietor Jim Gray had 5 to his own rod. George tied a new shrimp fly which did tremendously well with 25 salmon being caught on it. The river height last week also was ideal for our pools which also helped our catches. We had a mixture of fresh and coloured fish for the week with the biggest at 18lbs.'
Ballogie estates head Ghillie Sean Stanton gave me a call and advised 'Peter Lonsdale was back for the week with a party of anglers fishing Ballogie and Carlogie. Peter had an excellent weeks sport with 18 salmon and grilse to his own rod for the 5 days he fished. I was delighted to fish his rod on Saturday and had my biggest salmon to date at 21lbs. Peter had 2 salmon over 20lbs and an 18 lb salmon amongst his catch which were all made on a half inch Black Frances tube fly. Peter is a great stalwart of the Dee and has had about 6 weeks on the river this year.'
Edward Humphrey the proprietor for Dinnet and Aboyne Castle beats wrote today and commented 'Now the season is over in the Upper Dee, I can report that the 230 salmon & grilse caught on Dinnet this year represents the best season since 1988, an excellent first season for my new Ghillie, Euan Reid. Aboyne Castle could not quite match last year's total, but a catch this year of 218 salmon & grilse is very respectable for a 2 rod beat. My thanks again to Alec Coutts for his efforts throughout the season, including scale sampling, a very high percentage of fish caught.'
As the fishing season draws to a close for the upper beats this week there are rods available for lower beats on FishDee if anglers are wishing to source fishing before the close season is upon us. We will hopefully see new fish coming forward to ensure angler fishing the lower beats have enjoyable sport. Finally I would like to thank the Ghillies for their feedback and ask anglers to pass on any stories, news or anecdotes they wish to share. 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 October 2011.

Photo John-Eric Thore

Prospects
The weekend saw more rainfall on Deeside which caused the levels to rise over the weekend. This rainfall will have freshened up the river and hopefully will encourage some late running fish to come forward into the lower and middle beats. The Sepa gauges are running at 1ft 1 inch at Mar Lodge and 2 foot at Park. The maritime influence sees tides dropping from 4.0 metres in Aberdeen to 3.5 metres in mid week and rising again to 3.9 metres by the weekend. The weather forecast is more autumnal following last week's heat wave with air temperature maxima forecast to be around 17 degrees Celsius. It will become cooler with blustery winds and showers throughout the week with perhaps more persistent rain on Wednesday. The long range forecast is indicating potential for evening frosts and snow on the mountains so winter is not far away now. Hopefully with the river starting to cool again catches will rise during the week but as always the salmon has the final say.
The Ghillies will be looking forward to the end of the season and the opportunity to perhaps enjoy a nice holiday, but will be trying extremely hard as always to put anglers onto taking fish. As always heed their wise counsel as they know best about what tactics to employ when fishing their water.

beautiful memories

Photo John-Eric Thore

There is no shortage of salmon in the river however just because you see many fish does not necessarily mean they will be easy to catch. Persistence will be called for and as always it may pay to fish until dark with the last hour of daylight being the most productive. If you don't have the services of a Ghillie to call on then perhaps you would be wise to fish with an intermediate line and a small tube fly. Patterns that find favour with fishermen at this time of year include Red and Black Frances, Cascade, Tosh, red or orange Flamethrowers and Ally's shrimps.
I would like to remind anglers that the Park Trophy is awarded annually for the largest rod caught salmon that is verified from the River Dee. It was won last year by Jesper Holm Nielsen with a salmon of over 30lbs from Dess. This year the largest verified salmon has been reported by Borrowston Ghillie Bill Palmer for a fish of 36lbs landed by Mr Judson, netted and photographed by Bill Palmer. There have been quite a number of good sized salmon reported most weeks and it may still be possible for a salmon of that size or bigger to be caught before the season finishes so good luck to all anglers. I would also like to advise that there is good rod availability on the FishDee website for the remaining 2 weeks of the season on lower beats so please ensure you book some fishing now and give yourself every opportunity of catching potentially the Park trophy winning salmon. 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 October 2011.

 

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In January I wrote about a Nikon rumor, now also has this rumor been true. Waiting with excitement at the rumor about Nikon D4.


Nikon 1: Ett snabbt, intelligent och portabelt kamerasystem. Med ett dedikerat utbud av kompakta, utbytbara 1 NIKKOR-objektiv och systemtillbehör. Skapad för att låta dig föreviga världen omkring dig med en helt ny hastighet, enkelhet och upplevelse.
Ljusstark elektronisk sökare med 1 440 000 punkter: fiffigt integrerad i kamerans kompakta hus. Ger tydlig och stabil vy samt 100 % sökartäckning för skarpa och stadiga bilder även i starkt solsken. Kameran känner automatiskt av när du använder sökaren och stänger då av LCD-monitorn.
CMOS-bildsensor i CX-format: Systemet erbjuder en perfekt balans mellan systemstorlek, hastighet, ljuskänslighet, upplösning och skärpedjup. Högklassig färgåtergivning, 100-6 400 (utökat) ISO-omfång, RAW-fotografering och 10,1 megapixlars upplösning. Innehåller ett dammreduceringssystem för helt rena bilder.
Bildhanteringssystemet EXPEED 3: utformat för att leverera oöverträffade hastigheter och bästa resultat i alla lägen. Denna nyutvecklade bildbearbetningsmotor är utrustad med två processorer som arbetar parallellt och oberoende av varandra.Erbjuder överlägsen brusreducering och möjliggör kamerans banbrytande fotograferingslägen.
Nyskapande AF-system: systemet växlar snabbt mellan fassökande autofokus med 73 punkter och kontrastdetekterande autofokus med 135 punkter för skarpa filmer och stillbilder i alla situationer. Fassökande autofokus finns även tillgängligt vid filminspelning, vilket ger dig skarpa actionbilder med fokus varje gång.
Blixtsnabb serietagning: behåller fokus på motiven medan du fångar det som händer. Låter dig fånga bilder med full upplösning med en hastighet av 60 bps.*1
Rörligt foto: gör stillbilderna levande med ett klick. Utnyttjar kamerans bearbetningshastighet för att spela in en filmsekvens i slow motion och ta en stillbild samtidigt. Så snart du tagit bilden kombineras de två så att en "levande bild" skapas och fångar ögonblicket på ett sätt som aldrig gjorts tidigare.
Smart fotoväljare: tar alltid de bästa bilderna. Utnyttjar avancerad fototeknik och för att ta 20 bilder med hög upplösning före och efter att du tryckt av slutaren. Du kan sedan välja mellan de fem "bästa" sparade bilderna. Bilderna rekommenderas baserat på ansiktsuttryck, komposition och fokus.
Avancerad inspelning av HD-film: ta högupplösta bilder*2 medan du filmar eller filma i extrem slow motion. Du kan spela in filmer i full HD-kvalitet med 60 eller 30 bps och den fassdetekterande autofokusen, som fokuserar snabbt på rörliga motiv, är tillgänglig även vid filminspelning. Erbjuder bildhastigheterna 60i, 60p och 30p.
Skaffa total kontroll: med exponeringslägena (P/S/A/M) och åtkomst till viktiga bländar- och slutarinställningar som tillfredsställer även den erfarne fotografen. Med en rad olika Picture Control som låter dig ange stil och känsla för dina stillbilder eller filmer innan du fotograferar eller filmar.
Smart design: med ett rejält men ändå lätt kamerahus som finns i både svart och vitt, med förstärkta delar av magnesiumlegering. Kompakt och portabel med en 7,5 cm (3 tum) stor LCD-monitor med 920 000 punkter samt bred betraktningsvinkel och skyddsglas.
Utbytbara 1 NIKKOR-objektiv: I 1 NIKKOR-familjen av objektiv finns ett objektiv för snart sagt alla typer av motiv, de är optimerade för filminspelning och har en kompakt design som gör dem lätta att bära med sig.
Bajonettadapter FT1: fästs på kamerans 1-fattning så att du kan använda vilket NIKKOR-objektiv du vill. Om du använder AF-S och AF-I NIKKOR-objektiv kan du fortfarande utnyttja det fantastiska autofokussystemet*3 från Nikon 1.
Blixtsko för tillbehör: utökar dina fotograferingsalternativ ytterligare. Den kompakta Speedlight-blixten SB-N5 kan vinklas vertikalt eller horisontellt för att skapa indirekt blixteffekt via tak eller väggar. Den lilla GPS-enheten GP-N100 är bra för att märka bilderna med rätt position.
Nikon 1 Short Movie Creator: skapar automatiskt kortfilmer från dina stillbilder och filmklipp. Mycket enkel att använda och behåller kvalitén i varje bild eller filmsekvens som du skapar. Filmer kan vara upp till 30 minuter långa och du har en rad olika stilar att välja mellan.

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Recent Catches
As I write FishDee beats have reported 300 salmon and grilse for the week which may rise with late reports. Park reported 37, Aboyne castle (a 2 rod beat) 23, Culter 19 and Crathie 18 with another 6 beats in double figures. Largest reported salmon were 24lbs at Deecastle and Crathie. River levels still fluctuated with a number of rises and this may have curtailed catches a bit. There is a big head of fish in the river at the moment and it appears there was not a lot of new fish running last week on the neap tides.
As always I am grateful for feedback from anglers and Ghillies and I have received a number of reports I can share with readers. Firstly Mr John Murray from Anstruther e-mailed me and commented 'The Anstruther Angling Club have just had their annual two weeks fishing on Aboyne Castle. This is the 28th year the club has been fishing the beat. At times the fishing was difficult with high water and some very strong winds. Nevertheless we managed 17 salmon/grilse and one sea-trout for the first week and 23 salmon/grilse and two sea-trout for the second week. Notable catches were Dr Stuart Gray and Gordon McKay with sea liced fish, David Dick a 23lbr and a red letter day for Stuart Murray with 8 salmon and a sea trout on Friday past including a 20lbr. I myself had the honour of landing the 200th fish from the beat this year. Successful flies were the monkey, and a raffia shrimp fly first shown to us by ghillie Alec Coutts who often tied one up on the river bank and encouraged us to give it a cast. We are as always very grateful to the Humphrey family for allowing us to fish a well sought after beat and to Alec for his advice and company.' Dinnet proprietor Edward Humphrey commented 'Another successful week on Aboyne Castle with Anstruther Angling Club members following up 17 salmon for the previous week with 23 for last week, not bad for a 2 rod beat. David Dick landed the biggest fish at 23lbs and Stuart Murray also landed a 20 pounder, both out of Tanar Mouth. Stuart's fish was one of 8 he landed to his own rod that day and together with the 4 that Davie Dick landed was the beat's most productive day of the season. The previous day John Murray, Secretary of the Angling Club, caught the 200th fish for the beat and all fish were caught in either a Monkey or a Basil Shrimp.

Photo Thomas Thore

Archie Hay advised that the Ford party had an enjoyable week which is split between hill and river and he commented 'We had 18 salmon and grilse last week with Mr Keyser top rod with 8 salmon. General Palmer had a big 24 lb salmon from Craigenrhur on a cascade. I had a 21 lb salmon from Polmonier and Mrs Caroline Ford 20 lb salmon from Keiloch. It's pleasing to see so many big fish in the river this year.'
Mads Pederson who is a fine Ghillie, and experienced global salmon fisherman at Culter advised 'We had some good sport at times last week with 14 salmon for the first 3 days to regular Culter anglers. Two anglers had four fish on Friday. There is not a lot of new fish coming forward though and we only had one grilse, a nice sea liced fish of 5lbs. Hopefully with tides building we will see new fish coming forward. If it gets warm we shall encourage anglers to fish with longer leaders and small black flies.'
Keith Cromar at Park commented 'We had a mixed bag with fresh and coloured fish through the week and steadily picked away. Most of the fish caught were cock fish and we did see pods of small grilse going through the beat first thing in the morning and last thing at night. This helped stir the pools up a bit as the pools are full of fish.' I also received a note from Jim Coates who advised 'Attached is a picture of David Tilly Golder with his 3rd ever salmon, a real brute weighing in at 22.5lbs. David caught the fish in the Durris stream at Park. During the tremendous fight I was just psyching myself up to tail the fish when Bert Webster appeared with his extra large net. Bert is a fine Ghillie with many talents, not least of which is his immaculate timing.'
As the fishing season draws to a close for the upper beats this week there are rods available for lower beats on FishDee if anglers are wishing to source fishing before the close season is upon us. We will hopefully see new fish coming forward to ensure angler fishing the lower beats have enjoyable sport. Finally I would like to thank the Ghillies for their feedback and ask anglers to pass on any stories, news or anecdotes they wish to share. 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 September 2011.

Photo Thomas Thore

Beat catches reported
(week ending 24th September)
SALMON & GRILSE: Blairs 4, Kingcausie 15, Culter 19, Altries and Lower Drum 13, Middle Drum 4, Upper Drum and Lower Durris 13, Tilbouries 9, Park 37, Lower Crathes and W Durris 13, Crathes 6, Invery 5, Lower Blackhall 2, Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo 11, Middle Blackhall 1, Cairnton 6, Woodend 3, Commonty 4, Sluie 4, Ballogie 7, Borrowston 4, Kincardine 4, Carlogie 12, Lower Dess 2, Birse 2, Aboyne Water 8, Aboyne Castle 23, Craigendinnie 4, Dinnet 14, Deecastle 9, Headinch and Cambus O'May 5, Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 8, Crathie 18, Mar Lodge 2, Heughhead 9.
Total: 300 Largest: Deecastle & Crathie 24lbs
SEA TROUT: Culter 3, Tilbouries 1, Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo 3, Ballogie 2, Borrowston 1, Aboyne Water 1, Aboyne Castle 2, Heughhead 2.
Total: 15 Largest: Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo 3lbs
TROUT: Heughhead 1. Total: 1.

Photo Thomas Thore

Prospects
I thought I was hearing things when a lady told me on Saturday whilst visiting Glasgow that we were going to see a heat wave arrive this week. Alas she appears to be correct as the weather forecasters are predicting a rise in temperatures this week to perhaps 23 degrees Celsius or more. This warm air should arrive on Wednesday and continue through the weekend. How this impacts on angling is difficult to predict; if its bright fishing may be dour, but if it is cloudy and overcast fish may respond to small flies fished on longer leaders. The maritime influence sees tides building to 4.8 metres on Thursday and Friday before starting to drop back and this should bring new fish forward if they chose to run the river. There was a small overnight rise in river levels up the top of the valley which sees the Sepa gauge at Mar Lodge running at 1ft 4 inches, Ballater is 1ft 9 inches and Park 1 ft 4 inches. There doesn't appear to be much rainfall predicted this week but high air temperatures just may produce a thundery downpour. It could be breezy at times as the southerly winds arrive with Wednesday perhaps seeing blustery conditions.
I suspect perseverance will be called for this week as fish may be on the move. As daylight hours are shortening and it is dark around 7.30 pm fish may get on the move at dusk. It may pay anglers to fish on until dark when local colour goes. Please consult your Ghillie about what tactics to employ as they will know best on how to go about finding a taking fish on their beat. The ones I have spoken to this morning are suggesting as the river temperature rises this week to fish with longer leaders and small dark flies like the Stoats tail, Crathie fly, Arndilly Fancy and Tosh. Some ghillies swear by the effectiveness of small red or black Frances flies. A small lightly dressed monkey fly or silver shrimp might also be worth a try. If you are in the right place at the right time and salmon do come on the take you could do well.
I would like to remind anglers that the Park Trophy is awarded annually for the largest rod caught salmon that is verified from the River Dee. It was won last year by Jesper Holm Nielsen with a salmon of over 30lbs from Dess. This year the largest verified salmon has been reported by Borrowston Ghillie Bill Palmer for a fish of 36lbs landed by Mr Judson, netted and photographed by Bill Palmer. There have been quite a number of good sized salmon reported most weeks and it may still be possible for a salmon of that size or bigger to be caught before the season finishes so good luck to all anglers. I would also like to advise that there is good rod availability on the FishDee website for the remaining 2 weeks of the season on lower beats so please ensure you book some fishing now and give yourself every opportunity of catching potentially the Park trophy winning salmon. 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 September 2011.

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Paul Whitehouse

Recent Catches
Rainfall was not in short supply last week and thankfully salmon sport was better than I expected given the wildly fluctuating river levels during the week that saw the gauge at Park peak at over 6 ft on Saturday morning. As I write FishDee beats have reported 259 salmon and 12 sea trout for the week with perhaps some late additions to follow. A notable feature last week apart from big water levels were big fish captures with every day seeing the largest salmon of the day over 20 lbs. Crathie reported a super 41 salmon and grilse for the week, Park 38, Aboyne Castle 17 with both Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld and Tilbouries reporting 15 salmon and grilse. There are still sea liced silver salmon entering the river as evidenced by the nice picture Keith Cromar, head Ghillie at Park sent me of TV celebrity Paul Whitehouse with a fine 18lb cock fish. As always, many thanks to the Ghillies and anglers who have written providing feedback to share.
Firstly Bjorn Riise from Norway provided some comments about his parties fishing week and advised 'Just back from the annual Dee autumn trip. This time we fished Waterside & Ferrar with 2 rods on wed, and then added Deecastle, Dinnet and 3 more rods thu-sat. Wednesday was very windy with the water on the high side, but we managed to beach 2 good sized salmon from Waterside pool. The biggest one estimated to be 17-18 lbs. On Thursday the sun was shining most of the day, but I managed a fat hen around 7 lbs from Red Brae and one of the other rods landed a nice fish from Upper Kirks. On the first part of the Friday the weather was grey, and the river continued to drop. This brought the fish on the take, but they were "coming short" as you Scotsmen say. So in addition to landing 2 fish (Pol Slachd and Cobbles I believe), we lost 7 (I lost 4 myself). It rained hard Friday night, and our hopes were very low when we barely could see the gauge below Dinnet Bridge on Saturday morning. But the brilliant new Ghillie on Dinnet (Euan Reid) said that we still had some fishable pools, so Sandy Bay, Boat Pool, Pol Ba and Waterside Pool were fished – with great success. We had 1 fish out of Pol Ba, 1 out of Sandy Bay and no less than 8 fish out of the Boat pool on Dinnet. 1 brown trout, two sea trout, 1 skinny little grilse and the rest were fish in the 6- 11 lbs range. And thanks to excellent guiding from the Ghillie, both our 2 new rods, Christoffer Ostvik and Rune Haglund, landed their first sea trout and their first salmon while fly-fishing that afternoon. Sverre Einersen also had a successful visit. In fact all rods caught fish on the Saturday. We also had the pleasure of having Englishman Dave Hatwell as a guest for 3 days, and he managed to land 3 fish in total, with 2 on the Saturday. It's also interesting to note that all fish on Saturday took just 1 to 3 meters from the bank, on tube-flies fished quite deep. It should come as no surprise that we're already looking forward to our next trip to the Aberdeenshire Dee.' Ghillie Euan Reid also advised that Matthew Brown fishing with Dad Sandy Brown had a 6lbs fish.

Crathie Ghillie Archie Hay very kindly supplied some notes about the fantastic sport that was enjoyed at Crathie where they had their best weeks fishing of the season. Archie comments 'Just a short note about last week's fishing at Crathie. We had a fantastic week catching a total of 41 salmon and grilse plus 1 sea trout of 4lbs, largest fish of the week was caught by Dr John Lewis, a fine 26lber on the Wednesday. Top rod of the week went to Mr George Renwick fishing only 4 days who caught 16 salmon, largest 14lbs using a fast sink tip and an Admiral Nelson 1" tube. Miss Charlotte Stone accounted for 5, her biggest a 24lber fishing a fast sink tip and size 8 Ally's Shrimp, which also brought up the 300th of the season, Mr Kenny Scott had 5, biggest 19lbs plus the sea trout. Mr Ian Hill caught 4 on Friday, and on Saturday Mr Simon Sharp caught his first salmon of 5lbs. I accounted for 4, largest 19lbs, with other successful rods being Mr Mike Lane 14lb and Mr Alan Lankshear 12lbs.' Many thanks Archie for your report. Crathie are having a very productive season where they have so far landed 324 salmon which compares very favourably with their 5 year average of 218 salmon. Keith Cromar, as mentioned earlier advised that the Paul Whitehouse party had 26 salmon and grilse and 4 sea trout for their week. The party led by Paul's father Harry Whitehouse, are annual visitors to Park, and it goes without saying the group are very talented anglers who always do well during their visit to Deeside.

As we enter the last few weeks of the season there is still rod availability from some of the top beats on the River Dee so anglers should get their fishing booked before the long close season is upon us. Finally I would like to thank the Ghillies for their feedback and ask anglers to pass on any stories, news or anecdotes they wish to share. 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 September 2011.

Beat catches reported (week ending 17th September) SALMON & GRILSE: Kingcausie 9, Culter 3, Altries and Lower Drum 7, Middle Drum 3, Upper Drum and Lower Durris 8, Tilbouries 15, Park 38, Lower Crathes and W Durris 10, Crathes 2, Invery 1, Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo 3, Middle Blackhall 1, Cairnton 6, Woodend 2, Commonty 9, Sluie 4, Ballogie 14, Borrowston 6, Kincardine 1, Carlogie 8, Lower Dess 7, Upper Dess 5, Birse 1, Aboyne Water 8, Aboyne Castle 17, Craigendinnie 2, Dinnet 8, Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 15, Crathie 41, Heughhead 5. Total: 259 Largest: Crathie 26lbs SEA TROUT: Upper Drum and Lower Durris 1, Park 2, Sluie 1, Ballogie 1, Lower Dess 2, Aboyne Castle 1, Dinnet 2, Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 1, Crathie 1. Total: 12 Largest: Crathie 4lbs TROUT: None reported

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Prospects
This could be a good weeks fishing for anglers on Deeside with weather forecasters suggesting less rain than last week's rainfall amounts. That said the winds could be challenging for anglers with some days seeing perhaps fresh to strong winds which will make the air feel cool. Air temperature maxima will be around 17 degrees and dropping a bit as the week progresses. The maritime influence sees high tides falling back from 3.7 metres to 3.4 metres on Wednesday and rising to 4.3 metres on Sunday. River levels are on the high side with the Sepa gauges sitting at 1ft 5 inches at Mar Lodge and 3ft 6 inches at Park. The river is full of fish from top to bottom with good catches being made in top, middle and lower beats last week. New fish are still coming forward off the tide in reasonable numbers. As river temperatures are falling more fish will come on the take.
I would strongly advise visiting anglers to heed the wise advice of beat Ghillies who will do their best to put anglers onto taking fish. Ghillies will advise anglers about what lines to use and flies to fish with as well as what parts of their pools fish may take a well presented fly. If you don't have the services of a Ghillie to call on for advice then perhaps you will fish with a sink tip line or intermediate line and get the fly down a bit from the surface. As there are big fish being caught daily do not fish with a light leader, a shortish leader of around 4-5 feet 15lbs breaking strain or more would be advisable. Fly choice may include the red or orange Ally's shrimp, Park Shrimp, Red Frances tube fly with a sunken sunray shadow or monkey fly an option to try. Perseverance is required as salmon may be seen in good numbers but may appear to be reluctant at times to take the fly, a comment I have heard so many times this season.
I would like to remind anglers that the Park Trophy is awarded annually for the largest rod caught salmon that is verified from the River Dee. It was won last year by Jesper Holm Nielsen with a salmon of over 30lbs from Dess. This year the largest verified salmon has been reported by Borrowston Ghillie Bill Palmer for a fish of 36lbs landed by Mr Judson, netted and photographed by Bill Palmer. There have been quite a number of good sized salmon reported most weeks and it may still be possible for a salmon of that size or bigger to be caught before the season finishes so good luck to all anglers. I would also like to advise that there is rod availability on classic beats on the FishDee website during the remaining few weeks of the season so please ensure you book some fishing now and give yourself every opportunity of catching potentially the Park trophy winning salmon before the long close season is upon us. 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 September 2011.

 

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Dear Friends of the Atlantic Salmon Reserve

We would like you to consider an invitation to fish with us on the ASR next season.

Our 2012 Fishing Program can be found here - you can fill in the form as indicated and email it back to us. Where possible please select a first and second preference. Bookings will be confirmed as soon as possible.

You have probably all heard the big news by now - that I have accepted the great honour and responsibility of looking after the future of the ASR. I understand that Peter Power created a world-renowned fishery. I would like to assure you all that I am committed to preserving the ASR Mandate as well as the international atmosphere on the camps.

Improvements for the 2012 season will include:
Reducing the number of Rods on both the Kharlovka and Rynda camps.
Lowering our overall prices by 15%
Continuing with the ASR Youth Program
Offering Spring and Summer Dry Fly Master Classes by Mikael Frodin
Refining our Three Rivers program - with smaller groups and more water to fish
I am seriously considering the purchase of 2 Euro Helicopters for the 2012 season. We are also dedicated to arranging the best possible Air Charter service for our ASR guests in 2012 and will keep you updated with our progress.

Our new ASR office in St. Petersburg is all set up and ready to go, you may contact us on our new office number at +7 921 772 68 57 - all unanswered office calls will ring straight through to Olga's mobile phone. You may also email us at olga@kharlovka.com and justin@kharlovka.com. We are happy to inform you that Justin McCarthy has received a confirmed agreement to return to the camps for the 2012 season!

We are currently in the process of updating our www.kharlovka.com website for the new season. The "Home for Salmon" DVD has been enjoyed by many of you, please let us know if you have not received a copy and would like one.

While many of you have already written in to reserve your place for 2012 please do fill in the new application form with your contact details and send it back.

We do hope that you will be able to join us next season!

Best wishes,

Vladimir and Justin
The Atlantic Salmon Reserve
# 11 Pushkinskaya Street
Office 13-H
St. Petersburg, Russia
191040
Tele: +7 921 772 6857
Tele: +7 921 772 6837
http://www.kharlovka.com

Kharlovka house

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Recent Catches
Salmon fishing was productive at times with FishDee beats reporting 265 salmon to 28lbs and 25 sea trout. It could have been considerably more, however we had fluctuating river levels which always seem to put salmon off the take. The SEPA gauge at Mar Lodge rose 4 times over the course of the week and some coloured water coming from some of the tributaries did slow sport down temporarily. Park reported 29 salmon for their week, Crathie 21, Tilbouries 18, Upper Drum 17 with Kingcausie reporting 16 as did Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld. Heaviest fish was reported to be 28 lbs at Park landed by Mr Phil Walker.
Archie Hay reported this morning that Crathie had 3 rods fishing through the week with Trevor Cardy and Peter Cheesewright landing 11 between them. Trevor had the biggest fish of the week for the beat at 24lbs. Simon Miller fishing on Friday had four salmon. When asked to speculate why they had steady sport during the week with fluctuating river levels Archie suggested it was because the water temperature had dropped to 8 degrees Celsius. His anglers also put the hours in over the week and typically fished from 9am to 7 pm most days. Successful flies were the silver Ally's shrimp, Cascade and Crathie fly. Earlier in the week anglers fished with small tube flies and by the end of the week were fishing smaller doubles.
Willie Banks at Tilbouries reported that fishing was hard going at times due to coloured water with anglers really putting the hours in. The biggest fish of the week was caught by a local angler who landed a super 20lbs sea liced fish. He has good experienced anglers on the beat who know the beat well. He advised that there were a lot of fish about this morning and allied to good water levels and high tides is hopeful for another good week. Anglers will be fishing with intermediate lines and sink tips fishing small bottle tubes. The water temperature was recorded this morning at 12 degrees Celsius.

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Mr Tom Charles reported through the FishDee feedback reporting system a really enjoyable trip to Lower Crathes and West Durris. He advised that head Ghillie Robert Harper was away and he had received outstanding service and customer care from Ghillie Charles Booth and deserves special recognition. I am delighted to pass on Mr Charles comments and am sure that Charles will be a great asset to the beat. He is a smashing Ghillie with super personality. Finally I would like to thank the Ghillies for their feedback and ask anglers to pass on any stories, news or anecdotes they wish to share. 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 September 2011.
SALMON & GRILSE: Blairs 6, Kingcausie 16, Culter 11, Altries and Lower Drum 8, Middle Drum 3, Upper Drum and Lower Durris 17, Tilbouries 18, Park 29, Lower Crathes and W Durris 14, Crathes 2, Invery 5, Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo 10, Middle Blackhall 3, Cairnton 4, Lower Woodend 2, Commonty 2, Sluie 3, Ballogie 9, Borrowston 3, Kincardine 13, Carlogie 10, Lower Dess 3, Upper Dess 2, Birse 13, Aboyne Water 1, Aboyne Castle 8, Craigendinnie 5, Dinnet 5, Headinch and Cambus O'May 2, Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 16, Crathie 21, Heughhead 2.
Total: 266 Largest: Park 28lbs
SEA TROUT: Kingcausie 1, Tilbouries 1, Park 1, Middle Blackhall 2, Commonty 1, Sluie 2, Kincardine 6, Carlogie 4, Lower Dess 2, Birse 3, Aboyne Water 1, Aboyne Castle 1.
Total: 25 Largest: Middle Blackhall & Lower Dess 4lbs

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Prospects
With a variety of weather forecasters predicting different things for Deeside I would suggest that we will have some tricky conditions at the beginning of the week with the remnants of Hurricane Katie due to reach Scotland as I write. As to how troublesome the rainfall and wind will be is difficult to foresee as the mountains will act as a buffer to the approaching storm. I suspect there will be rainfall in the western catchment and we will see river levels rising on Tuesday, however I am hopeful that we will see levels drop off during the week as the weather is forecast to become calmer as pressure builds. Air temperature maxima will be around 16 degrees Celsius and night time lows will be around 6 degrees Celsius. The maritime influence sees tides building to 4.3 metres tomorrow and then dropping back during the week. The SEPA gauges are currently running at 1 ft 9 inches at Mar Lodge and falling and 2ft 5 inches at Park and rising. The river is full of fish from top to bottom, therefore anglers contemplating some fishing, would be well advised to book some fishing from the FishDee website, as rods are becoming scarce as we are entering the final few weeks of the 2011 salmon fishing season.
There are still reasonable numbers of fish, coming forward off every tide now and hopefully this will continue. Some numbers of grilse have are still running the river and are moving through the lower beats, as are bigger fresh salmon. I can advise that there are reports of red vent syndrome caused by the Anaskis nematode parasite. Some ghillies and anglers speculate that this causes some irritation to the fish and makes them more aggressive. Your beat Ghillie will do all he can to put you onto some taking fish. Your Ghillie will advise you on what flies to use however if you don't have a Ghillie to advise you then perhaps you will fish with perhaps small tube flies or doubles from size 8-10 depending on patterns. As always the Park shrimp, Ally's shrimp, Cascade, and Red Francis can be fished with confidence as can tube flies fished deeply such as the Monkey, Red Frances and 1 inch gold bodied Willie Gunn or pot bellied pig. As the water temps are cooling down it may pay you to fish onto the pool tails as not all salmon are concentrated in the necks of the pools now-pool tails can be productive for intercepting running fish. Fish hard and persevere and you may get your rewards if you are in the right place at the right time when fish come on the take. I know it can be disheartening for anglers watching dozens of salmon leaping around them and not one of them is inclined to take their fly at that time. However salmon can come on the take when something triggers a change, air pressure, river level, other activity from fish; anglers like to speculate however it pays to persevere when fish are present in your beat. Prospects are looking good for continued sport.
I would like to remind anglers that the Park Trophy is awarded annually for the largest rod caught salmon that is verified from the River Dee. It was won last year by Jesper Holm Nielsen with a salmon of over 30lbs from Dess. This year the largest verified salmon has been reported by Borrowston Ghillie Bill Palmer for a fish of 36lbs landed by Mr Judson, netted and photographed by Bill Palmer. There have been quite a number of good sized salmon reported most weeks and it may still be possible for a salmon of that size or bigger to be caught before the season finishes so good luck to all anglers. I would also like to advise that there is good rod availability on the FishDee website for the remaining 8 weeks of the season so please ensure you book some fishing now and give yourself every opportunity of catching potentially the Park trophy winning salmon. 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 September 2011.

 

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Recent Catches Having just returned from an assignment with Trout and Salmon magazine I was really delighted to hear during the week how well the River Dee was fishing. The River temperature cooled for a number of days last week and really put fish on the take with FishDee beats reporting 93 salmon & grilse on Tuesday, 101 salmon and grilse on Wednesday and 90 salmon and grilse on Thursday. This helped boost the weeks catch to 427 salmon and grilse and 38 sea trout which is the best week of the 2011 season by quite some way. I am grateful for Ghillies calling me this morning with feedback and I am pleased to report that they were very happy for their fishing guests.

Keith Cromar, head Ghillie at Park advised 'We had a really excellent weeks fishing with 89 salmon and grilse being landed by our rods. Philip and Tony Black did exceptionally well with 29 salmon for their short stay. We had days of 17, 33 and 33 being caught midweek as the water dropped below 8 degrees Celsius, which put fish on the take. Messer's Knox also did well with 13 salmon, with fish to 24lbs. Robert Bramman had a 25 lb salmon which was the biggest of the week. Steve Hogg, who called you from Deeside during the week, had 6 salmon and grilse. The average weight of salmon caught last week was around 14 lbs. The water is at a nice height and the temperature has risen a bit to 11 degrees Celsius. I am hopeful good catches will be made during the week as long as the river levels don't fluctuate too much this week.'

Jim Paton, Ghillie at Upper Drum and Lower Durris commented 'We had 30 salmon and a sea trout for the week with a good average weight of around 14lbs. Peter Brown did very well with over a dozen salmon to his own rod. The salmon and grilse were really keen to take a size 8 or 10 cascade and didn't really take as freely with other patterns. Anglers fished with floating lines and intermediate tips.'

Sean Stanton, head Ghillie for Ballogie estates advised. 'I booked the Ballogie week this week myself and had fishermen fishing with me during the week. As you will recall the river was really big on Monday but dropped back steadily during the week before rising again on Saturday. I had 20 salmon and grilse and 5 sea trout to my own rod so I was really delighted to get good sport. My best day was 8 fish and I was pleased to see some good runs of really fresh sea liced grilse running through the beat. David and Craig Macdonald fished Commonty and had 14 salmon and grilse for their week. I had success at the earlier part of the week with a red Snaelda conehead, and had some fish on a red Frances later in the week as the river level dropped.'

Charlie Robertson wrote to me advising 'Hi Ken, Had a great day at Park on Tuesday with Eddie Allan and Mike MacBain. Eddie landed three, biggest 15lbs and lost 4. Mike had two; biggest 12lbs and I managed a 6lbs sea-liced grilse from Durris, I also lost three salmon. First time fishing with Ghillie Bert Webster, a real gentleman. I had a good laugh at the Durris hut with Ian Neale, the author of Shadows in the Stream. Also first time fishing the south bank and it was excellent.'
Finally Edward Humphrey called this morning and advised that the 200th salmon of the season was landed at Dinnet, which is the first time they have reached this number for this time of the year since 1988. The successful angler was Sue Rudge, who came to visit the group of fishermen from Trout and Salmon magazine. Sue caught her salmon on her self tied Vincent pattern and the fish was netted and released by Ghillie Euan Reid. Thanks to all for getting in touch with me which helps me so much in providing a weekly report. It wouldn't be the same without your contributions so please keep them coming. 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 September 2011.

Beat catches reported (week ending 3rd September) SALMON & GRILSE: Blairs 4, Culter 14, Altries and Lower Drum 20, Middle Drum 14, Upper Drum and Lower Durris 29, Tilbouries 20, Park 89, Lower Crathes and W Durris 12, Crathes 10, Invery 8, Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo 4, Middle Blackhall 4, Cairnton 21, Woodend 5, Commonty 14, Sluie 3, Ballogie 27, Borrowston 7, Kincardine 11, Carlogie 3, Lower Dess 4, Upper Dess 3, Birse 11, Aboyne Water 7, Aboyne Castle 13, Craigendinnie 4, Waterside and Ferrar 2, Dinnet 16, Deecastle 5, Headinch and Cambus O'May 9, Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 21, Birkhall 1, Crathie 14, Heughhead 1. Total: 430 Largest: Park & Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 25lbs SEA TROUT: Culter 1, Upper Drum and Lower Durris 1, Tilbouries 1, Park 3, Lower Crathes and W Durris 1, Invery 1, Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo 1, Middle Blackhall 2, Cairnton 1, Commonty 3, Sluie 2, Ballogie 5, Kincardine 1, Carlogie 1, Birse

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Fiona Andrew first fish

Recent Catches
We have had another good weeks fishing on Deeside with FishDee beats reporting 240 salmon to 24 lbs and 21 sea trout. This brings the FishDee beats totals for the season to 5018 salmon and 1179 sea trout. Park reported 25 salmon & grilse, Upper Drum & Lower Durris 20, Culter 19, Crathie 17, Commonty 16, Altries and Crathes had 14. I have decided this week to compile this week's report predominately led by Ghillies feedback, and I have spoken with Ghillies from 5 of the top producing beats from last week for their comments. Thanks to all for your feedback, it's much appreciated as always.
Keith Cromar at Park advised ' John and Clarinda Foster had six salmon between them to 15 lbs and we had a couple of big fish on Saturday with Andy Forbes landing a 20 lb salmon and Gary Webster landed a 24 lb salmon, who you will recall had a 25lb salmon on opening day this year. We have water levels sitting at 65 inches on our gauge this morning and the water temperature is now 8 degrees Celsius. I am recommending anglers' fish with intermediate tips and small tube flies to get them down to the fish. I expect fish to be caught on Red Frances, Park shrimp and cascades. There are a lot of fish on the beat with summer salmon and grilse' Stuart Buchan commented this morning about catching a 10 lb salmon at Park and then hooking a small parr which was grabbed by a salmon leaving bite marks on its body.
Jim Paton, Ghillie at Upper Drum and Lower Durris commented 'We have a lot of fish on the beat with most of the fish being landed bright bars of silver. Peter brown recently had 5 salmon for his visit. We have a large river this morning which should fine back and should fish really well. I would recommend anglers fish with intermediate tips; a yellow stoat's tail tube variant has been fishing well.'

Mads Pederson, Ghillie at Culter advised that there are good numbers of salmon in his beat with some nice fat grilse amongst them. We have had success with a black and orange fly with fish to 15lbs with the average weight 10-11 lbs. We have had great conditions for fishing but would be doing better if we had more rods fishing. September will be really productive and we have rods available for visiting anglers.

Sean Stanton, head Ghillie for Ballogie estates commented about Commonty. ‘Ghillie Ian Fraser booked the fishing for the week and they had a very good week, in fact their best week of the season with 16 salmon and grilse to 2 rods. Kevin Fraser, Iain’s son had his biggest salmon at 20 lbs. They were fishing with size 13 Crathie Fly, and Red Frances fly on full floating lines as the water was low. This week is looking very promising and I expect the beats to fish very well for the rest of the week as the river level falls. Intermediate lines and tube flies will be required this week.’ Kevin Fleming reports from Altries. ‘Good numbers of fresh salmon coming in and some really small thin grilse. Some fish with red vent syndrome as well. Average weights of salmon are 10-11 lbs and taking the usual flies for the time of year Cascades, red Frances etc. The beat is full of fish and prospects look good.’ Archie Hay, Ghillie at Crathie advised ‘The party this week was led by party leader Dr J R Hartley who had a good week landing 17 salmon and grilse. They were fishing size 14 Crathie Flies on intermediate tips. The biggest fish was landed by Dr Cooksey at 15 lbs and we had quite fresh grilse of 3-4lbs that looked like they had been in the river for a couple of weeks.’ I also received an e-mail from Dave Walker who advised ‘Thought I would drop a note, having not fished as much as I should have this year, I was rewarded this week when I connected with a 36 inch salmon; the evening was beautiful and the river seemed to be full of fish, your tips re a park shrimp was also spot on. Per the weight to length table - this makes the fish about 18lbs - by far the biggest salmon I have ever caught. The photo does not do it justice - however the whole evening was just perfect.’ To finish this week's report I wish to advise readers of an outstanding fishing opportunity for a week's salmon fishing during September. The auction, which closes in 3 days, is to raise funds for the River Dee Trust & AFYD. There is a week's fishing and accommodation available to the highest bidder from three of the top River Dee beats and hotels. This is a genuine once in a lifetime opportunity to come and fish the cream of the River Dee salmon fishing beats during the most productive month of the season, and we hope that readers will find this an exciting way of raising funds to help the River Dee Trust team with their very important river restoration work programmes. 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 August 2011.

Prospects
It could be a really productive week on Deeside following on from the big rise in river levels yesterday coinciding with Spring tides. This should hopefully bring in a good run of late summer salmon and more grilse. The Sepa gauges were down this morning however the Ghillies have reported from their gauges the following, Park hut gauge is 65 inches and falling, Potarch Bridge gauge is 5 ft and falling and Crathie beat gauge was 4 ft and falling. Water temperature at Park this morning was 48 degrees Fahrenheit or 8 degrees Celsius. The met office website is forecasting good fishing weather which is blustery today with winds dropping back nicely. The air temperature maxima for the week are around 15 degrees Celsius, with night time lows around 5 degrees Celsius. There will be intermittent rain showers throughout the week and it will feel a bit warmer when the sun does shine. The maritime influence sees tides building this week to 4.7 metres on Wednesday and falling back to 3.8 metres on Saturday.
Anglers who are fishing this week should listen to the advice provided by their beat Ghillie if they have one, as they will be able to provide good sound advice on where to fish on their beat to suit the conditions. There are good numbers of fish throughout the river catchment with new fresh fish coming forward off every tide now. Some grilse have made an appearance and are moving through the lower beats as are bigger salmon. This ensures anglers can perhaps enjoy good sport if they are in the right place at the right time. Your beat Ghillie will do all he can to put you onto some taking fish. Your Ghillie will advise you on what flies to use however if you don't have a Ghillie to advise you then perhaps you will fish with perhaps small tube flies or doubles from size 6-10 depending on patterns. As always the Park shrimp, Ally's shrimp, Flamethrower, and Red Francis can be fished with confidence as can tube flies such as the monkey, Red Frances and gold bodied Willie Gunn. As the water temps are cooling down it may pay you to fish onto the pool tails as not all salmon are concentrated in the necks of the pools now-pool tails can be productive for intercepting running fish.
I would like to remind anglers that the Park Trophy is awarded annually for the largest rod caught salmon that is verified from the River Dee. It was won last year by Jesper Holm Nielsen with a salmon of over 30lbs from Dess. This year the largest verified salmon has been reported by Borrowston Ghillie Bill Palmer for a fish of 36lbs landed by Mr Judson, netted and photographed by Bill Palmer. There have been quite a number of good sized salmon reported most weeks and it may still be possible for a salmon of that size or bigger to be caught before the season finishes so good luck to all anglers. I would also like to advise that there is good rod availability on the FishDee website for the remaining 8 weeks of the season so please ensure you book some fishing now and give yourself every opportunity of catching potentially the Park trophy winning salmon. 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 August 2011.

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Recent Catches
Another steady week's salmon fishing on Deeside with the lower beats starting to catch more and more tide fresh salmon. There was a lift in river levels that slowed catches a little bit however FishDee beats have as I write reported 231 salmon& grilse and 23 sea trout. I see there is a 30lb salmon reported at Borrowston but have no details of the capture to report as yet. There are quite a number of beats reporting catches in double figures for their week; Park reported 30, Upper Drum 20, Lower Crathes 18, Altries 15, Crathie 14, Culter and Ballogie 12, Monaltrie & Lower Invercauld, Crathes and Tilbouries all reported 11 for the week. These show the upper beats are still ticking over nicely and the lower beats numbers are ramping up as we would expect in late summer. I have been away for a few days and have returned to quite a lot of correspondence from visiting anglers, as always I am grateful for all the effort the correspondents have put in by writing to share their experiences and images. So in no particular order I will detail these below.
John Gordon-Smith advised 'I have just returned home after a truly memorable week at Park (South) fishing with a couple of regular pals and for the first time my son Giles, his girlfriend Katy Emson, my daughter Philippa and her husband Jonathan, all of whom were fishing for the 1st time under the excellent guidance of Tom and Jean Marshall for Thursday and Friday. Also joining us for a day was your friend Stuart Buchan who bagged the best fish of the week at 12lbs. The total tally was I think 17. I think all of the fish apart from 3 salmon, were grilse. The best tally went to friend Graham Watson at 6 who very frustratingly lost a fish into the high teens at Durris after an epic battle which ended in his fish rather rudely spitting out his fly following a furious head shaking performance more akin of Jimmy Hendrix. My meagre tally came to 4, but of course should have been more if I had been more alert. The main excitement for us came late on Friday afternoon at almost 6pm when Giles (remember 1st trip and only 2nd day!) lost his first fish. Determined to succeed and already mastering perfect casting on beat 5, which his Dad can only dream of, he landed his 1st grilse of 4lbs on a Park shrimp. Katy duly followed suit moments later with a 5 pounder and sensing the moment had arrived Giles dropped to one knee in the river and popped the magic question to Katy. All of this came as a big surprise to us (my wife Helen a non-fisher was back at the hut) after Giles showed us pics of the 1st 2 fish and then said actually he had landed a far bigger one. Step forward Katy and the ring. So what more could we have wished for, absolutely magical and you can bet your pound that all being well the G-S's will be back. Best regards, John.' Many congratulations to Giles for his catch of a lifetime.

I was delighted to receive an e-mail from regular Dee angler, the inventor of the highly successful Crathie fly Mr Tom Saville, who commented 'Hi Ken, Just back from a week on Crathie, most enjoyable despite changeable conditions. Notable because one lady in my party, Mrs Lucy Furse, caught her first-ever salmon, a 15lbs hen fish (picture attached) followed by two more. Her husband Justin lost at the net a cock fish estimated by Archie Hay to be 30lbs. (picture of him playing the fish is also attached). The fish was played for some 40 minutes and was head-up and ready to net when one hook of the size 14 Crathie double fly broke. Obviously only one of the hooks went in. My wife Pat had a 15lbs cock fish and 3 sea trout. Old age and infirmity restrict my fishing nowadays, but I managed to fish a nice easy pool for 15 minutes and got a 10lbs cock fish. While the water was suitable all the fish were caught on my Crathie fly (of course) and when the peat stain appeared we switched to Ally's orange/silver Shrimps and the odd Red Frances. Lucy's fish were caught on an unusual version of the Crathie tied by Archie Hay with the addition of an orange Ally's-Shrimp-style tail! I decided to call it Archie's A........ I wonder if the name will stick. We'll be back! Tom Saville. 'It sounds like Tom, Pat and party had another really enjoyable visit. Anglers interested in the Crathie Fly can look at the Flies for the Dee page on the FishDee website where a description and image are provided. Tom very kindly sent me some flies to put onto the website and it is a very successful fly which many River Dee anglers swear by.

I received a nice e-mail and super images from Richard Newton and Robert Carter with Richard advising 'Dear Ken, You might like this photo for your website. It's a couple of weeks old I'm afraid, but it shows my 13 year old son Will Newton, with his first ever Salmon, a lovely silver grilse landed at dusk from Upper Gannets at Ballogie on 2nd August. Will is the third generation of the Newton family to fish (and catch) at Ballogie, and was there with his grandfather, John. Another one hooked? I think so. Spurred on by the young snapping at his heels, Newton senior went on to land his best ever Dee fish later that week, a cracking 20lber, from Middle Gannets. Regards, Richard Newton' I am always delighted to hear of anglers landing their first salmon and I wish to extend congratulations to Will for his success.' Robert who had been fishing at Altries on the lower river, a beat with some beautiful fly fishing pools commented 'Hi Ken, I recently had a trip up to the Dee, fishing 8th 9th and 10th of August. I blanked the first 2 days but on the third day, caught 2 fish within 3 casts of each other. I was fishing Altries and Lower Drum with a small party organised by the ' legendary ' Jim Fearn. Most of us had fish and we all enjoyed the trip. On the Wednesday morning, I was allocated a pool to fish and within half an hour of starting, had a take and successfully landed a 5lb fish, the fish being a bit coloured. I then returned to the water and started to fish. I put out a rather bad cast, so re cast a great line which sailed right across the river. As soon as the fly hit the water, a great big salmon smashed into it and cart wheeled away, behaving like an electrocuted marlin! I have never experienced a take anything like it. The amazing thing was that Kevin, the ghillie watched me cast out, commented on the good cast, then saw the fish smash into the fly, all from further down river on the opposite bank. The fish took off like a train and had me onto the backing within seconds. It was still cart wheeling around and I saw this huge tail fin on a very silvery body. I knew it was going to be a very good fish. The fish fought on and made several very powerful runs before I finally got him on his side and drew it into the bank after a 15 minute battle. The cock fish was well hooked, covered in sea lice, and weighed approximately 18 pounds. What an incredible experience! 

And my final piece of correspondence and another first fish, was kindly sent to me by Tim Lawson who advised 'We have been coming to stay at Invercauld for about ten years, enjoying the amazing country and great sport. My two sons and I have experienced stalking our first deer and shooting our first grouse on the estate. This week we have been staying as guests at the House of Glenmuick and having never fished for salmon before, this morning I had the great fortune to be taken to Kynoch by Matilda Matthews, an expert fisherman, who has stayed at Glenmuick for many years. We went to the river at about 12 noon with another guest, Angus Maclean, fishing about a hundred meters downstream. After receiving some tuition from Matilda on Spey casting, I was let loose by myself. I would say that my attempts at casting out into the river were at best variable but with advice and good guidance, I started getting the hang of it and began to feel the joy of a few half decent casts. After about half an hour, with my fly drifting back almost to the dangle, I felt a gentle tug on the line. I remembered not to panic but lifted my rod slightly and let the line run. Great excitement! With Matilda offering expert instruction I played the fish for about 30 minutes. By this time, Angus had called the house and my family and other guests came to the bank to witness either my line going limp (potentially very embarrassing) or my very first landing of a salmon. Luckily, with help from Angus and Matilda, the latter prevailed and we landed a very healthy looking hen fish (we think about an 8lb) before we put her back in the water, saw her recover and then swim happily away. It was just the most exhilarating feeling and something that I will remember for a good long time. 'Many congratulations to Tim who I hope is hooked on salmon for life, and of course enjoy much more success on the River Dee.
To finish this week's report I wish to advise readers of an outstanding fishing opportunity for a week's salmon fishing during September, now at auction to raise funds for the River Dee Trust. There is a week's fishing and accommodation available to the highest bidder from three of the top River Dee beats and hotels. This is a genuine once in a lifetime opportunity to come and fish the cream of the River Dee salmon fishing beats during the most productive month of the season, and we hope that readers will find this an exciting way of raising funds to help the River Dee Trust team with their very important river restoration work programmes. Full details can be found at this link so don't miss out. 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 August 2011.

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Summer night in River Dee

Photo Thomas Thore

Recent Catches

There were some excellent days fishing last week with 51 salmon & grilse reported on Tuesday and 61 salmon and grilse reported on Friday. These days helped the FishDee week’s totals rise to 232 salmon and Grilse and 41 sea trout, as I write, which is quite remarkable given the very large rise in river levels on Thursday where we had a lift of over 7 feet. We were quite fortunate as the high water levels were not too turbid considering the volume of water that roared down the valley from the western catchment.

There were a number of beats from top to bottom of the valley which saw good sport during the week. Park reported 24 salmon & grilse, Dinnet reported 18, Aboyne Castle and Carlogie both reported 13, Altries and Tilbouries reported 12 each, Ballogie 11 with Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld reporting 10, as did new FishDee beat Heughhead, on the River Feugh tributary. I heard reports of Craig Fleming catching a grilse on Saturday, Robert Thomson had 2 grilse at Deecastle on Saturday, Peter Staude had an 18lb salmon at Balmoral and Ross Maclean reported 3 salmon at Cambus O’May on Saturday. I would also like to congratulate River Office staff Mark Walker and Blair Forsyth who had 5 salmon on the Ballogie club water on Friday/Saturday.

I was delighted to receive an e-mail from Nick Evans who is a regular Dee fisherman making a number of trips each season to fish the Dee. Nick wrote about a trip to Park he had organised for Fishing for Forces. He wrote ‘On 30 July, John Foster the owner of the famous Park Beat on the Aberdeenshire Dee, very kindly donated 2 rods to the Fishing For Forces charity.  Fishing for Forces aims to provide fishing for those returning from operational duties, so that they can enjoy a little rest and relaxation and, even if they’ve never fished before, they can discover the therapeutic qualities of the sport.

Two members of 1 Scots based in Edinburgh were the lucky recipients of this wonderful opportunity, and Dickie Coppard and Wes Gold met up with Park head ghillie Keith Cromar and their mentor and organiser of the day, Nick Evans, a regular fisher at Park. Neither Dickie nor Wes had experience of fishing with a double-handed salmon rod, but after a little explanation and instruction from Nick, both were able to cover the water quite adequately with a Single Spey cast. The Dee was running quite low, but there were many fish in the beat, with a lot of fresh fish running upriver, as well as some ‘residents’ that had been  there for a little while. Fish of all sizes were seen, but the low water and desire to run hard meant the fish were focussed on other things and not our flies!  Small flies had been taking fish and Nick had tied up some suitable patterns for our two guests.

Shortly after lunch, whilst fishing Park’s famous Durris Stream, Dickie was taken solidly by a salmon, but the fight lasted only a few minutes before the fish made its escape.  Nevertheless, this was a great achievement on a difficult day, and left Dickie with the feeling for what might have been! All together a wonderful opportunity for Dickie and Wes, and all made possible by the kindness and generosity of John Foster – memories were made and the relaxation of the river bank helped sooth away some of the less memorable experiences both had experienced recently in Helmand.’ Well done Nick for organising a nice days experience for two of our brave soldiers.

I met Dr Patrick Taylor and Dr Ade Warburton a couple of weeks ago at Potties who were dining with some talented Irish anglers, and River Board member Dave MacDonald prior to fishing for a couple of weeks. I was delighted to receive an e-mail from Dr Taylor who commented ‘We had a number of rods join us the first week, all of whom were great company – and highly skilled fishers. I can’t remember the total – but we fished hard and got some decent fish. There were plenty of fish showing but dour and unresponsive – so any fish was a bonus. We fished Commonty last week and had a great time. In between the significant downpours that saw the river rise to almost 8 feet at one stage on the Potarch gauge, we were able to fish. For the rods on the beat we had 10 fish between us (Salmon, Grilse and Sea Trout) and Dr Ade Warburton managed to get the 100th fish of the season for Commonty, on the final day. It was an unusual week where we were resorting to tactics akin to spring – big flies, sinking tips etc. As ever, the Ballogie estate ghillies, Ian Fraser and Sean Stanton were great company and willing us on, so I’d like to thank them for their advice and assistance. Attached is a link to a video I pulled together for Carlogie when the water was raging on Commonty and it was better to have a few beers/whisky/wine/cider than fish. Click here to access http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKvpkdnO5PY

To finish this week's report I wish to advise readers of an outstanding fishing opportunity for a week's salmon fishing during September, now at auction to raise funds for the River Dee Trust. There is a week's fishing and accommodation available to the highest bidder from three of the top River Dee beats and hotels. This is a genuine once in a lifetime opportunity to come and fish the cream of the River Dee salmon fishing beats during the most productive month of the season, and we hope that readers will find this an exciting way of raising funds to help the River Dee Trust team with their very important river restoration work programmes. Full details can be found at this link so don't miss out. 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 August 2011.

 

Fishing for Forces day at Park with Keith Cromar and Dickie Coppard

Beat catches reported
(week ending 13th August)
SALMON & GRILSE: Blairs 1, Altries and Lower Drum 12, Middle Drum 4, Upper Drum and Lower Durris 7, Tilbouries 12, Park 24, Lower Crathes and W Durris 8, Crathes 8, Invery 3, Middle Blackhall 5, Cairnton 8, Woodend 3, Commonty 8, Sluie 3, Ballogie 11, Kincardine 8, Carlogie 13, Lower Dess 8, Birse 4, Aboyne Water 9, Aboyne Castle 13, Craigendinnie 3, Dinnet 18, Deecastle 10, Headinch and Cambus O'May 10, Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 10, Crathie 9, Heughhead 10.
Total: 242 Largest: Deecastle 22lbs
SEA TROUT: Altries and Lower Drum 1, Park 3, Lower Crathes and W Durris 2, Crathes 1, Invery 1, Cairnton 2, Woodend 1, Commonty 2, Sluie 2, Ballogie 4, Kincardine 2, Carlogie 2, Upper Dess 1, Birse 2, Aboyne Water 1, Craigendinnie 1, Dinnet 5, Deecastle 3, Headinch and Cambus O'May 1, Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 3, Heughhead 2.
Total: 42 Largest: Crathes & Carlogie 4lbs
TROUT: Heughhead 2. Total: 2.

Prospects

All things being equal we should see a continuation of good sport for anglers fishing the River Dee this week. The water levels are very good and should drop away slowly over the course of the week providing we don’t receive another deluge of rain like we experienced last week. There are new fish coming forward off every tide, and in decent numbers, both some grilse and larger summer salmon. The weather forecast looks reasonable for anglers but not for those looking to relax in prolonged sunshine as there is not going to be lots of prolonged sunshine I’m afraid. Air temperature maxima will be around 18 degrees Celsius at the start of the week but it will become cooler throughout the week as a series of weak weather fronts cross the country. It will be a showery week with perhaps some longer out breaks of rain on Tuesday evening going into Wednesday morning and perhaps on Thursday and Saturday. Winds will be mostly light and variable over the course of the week and should not be troublesome for anglers. The maritime influence indicates tides will drop back over the course of the week from 4.3 metres to 3.6 metres. Sepa gauges, on their website, which have not updated on the FishDee website, are currently indicating levels of 11 inches at Mar Lodge and 2ft 2 inches at Park this morning. So there is no shortage of water in the catchment and fish should be able to migrate feely upriver if they choose to do so.

Anglers who are fishing this week would be wise to heed the counsel of their beat Ghillie if they have one, as they will be able to provide good sound advice on where to fish on their beat. There is no shortage of fish throughout the river catchment and some have been in the river for some time now, with new fresh fish coming forward off every tide. Grilse have made an appearance and are running quickly through the catchment and they will be stirring up residents in the pools as will the fresh new salmon. This ensures anglers can perhaps enjoy good sport if they are in the right place at the right time. Your beat Ghillie will do all he can to put you onto some taking fish. As river levels are good and new fish are running, anglers will be fishing tactics more suited to earlier in the season with sink tip lines and slightly bigger flies being preferred. Your Ghillie will advise you on what flies to use however if you don’t have a Ghillie to advise you then perhaps you will fish with perhaps small 1.5 inch tube flies or doubles from size 6-10 depending on patterns. As always the Park shrimp, Ally’s shrimp, Flamethrower, and Red Francis can be fished with confidence as can tube flies such as the monkey, pot bellied pig and gold bodied Willie Gunn. As the water temps are cooling down it may pay you to fish onto the pool tails as not all salmon are concentrated in the necks of the pools.

I would like to remind anglers that the Park Trophy is awarded annually for the largest rod caught salmon that is verified from the River Dee. It was won last year by Jesper Holm Nielsen with a salmon of over 30lbs from Dess. This year the largest verified salmon has been reported by Borrowston Ghillie Bill Palmer for a fish of 36lbs landed by Mr Judson, netted and photographed by Bill Palmer. There have been quite a number of good sized salmon reported most weeks and it may still be possible for a salmon of that size or bigger to be caught before the season finishes so good luck to all anglers. I would also like to advise that there is good rod availability on the FishDee website for the remaining 9 weeks of the season so please ensure you book some fishing now and give yourself every opportunity of catching potentially the Park trophy winning salmon. Thanks to Phillip Fleming, general manager of the Tor Na Coille Hotel, who invited me to sample the new dinner menu at their new Royal Deeside Restaurant on Friday evening which was first class. 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 August 2011.

 

 

 

Nice summer portrait of Altries on the lower River Dee which can be very productive both in Spring and summer

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Recent Catches

With a distinctly autumnal feel to the weather fishing was at times hard work for anglers fishing last week. There were a number of rises in river levels due to heavy rainfall through the week which ensured the river levels were never settled and the water was quite peaty at times. FishDee beats reported 135 salmon and 42 sea trout as I write and there be more to add to this tally over the next few days. Park finished the week strongly and reported 19 salmon for the week, Carlogie reported 12 and both Ballogie and Lower Crathes reported 9 each. Anglers are seeing plenty of fish but the fish are not being too co-operative. Sea trout catches were quieter than hoped for but unsettled weather / river levels makes fishing for them tricky at the best of times.

I do have some news to report; firstly I was delighted to hear that David Brooks from Kincardine O'Neil had caught a 25lb salmon which was his first for the season, just after losing another fish. Edward Humphrey told me this morning that Mr Winnaird had an 18lb salmon from Pleasant Walk at Dinnet on Saturday. I was also pleased to receive a nice report from Ross Macdonald, the inventor of the highly successful Park Shrimp, who had some good sport on Saturday. Ross commented 'Ken, I enjoyed a great day out at Park on Saturday, albeit it in unfortunate circumstances. Our good friend Jim Coates broke his wrist earlier in the week and asked me to fill in for him, which I was only too glad to do. Jim has done a lot of good work for the Dee and I am sure everyone associated with the river wishes him a speedy recovery.

I managed to land two grilse and lost a salmon, which broke me. This all happened in the morning on bt6. As ever, it pays to listen to your ghillie and it was no coincidence that I picked up the fish while head ghillie Keith Cromar was with me. Staying out of the water and fishing a shortish line, the first grilse took exactly where he said it would. It was very lively for its size, around 5lb. After landing it, I retied my knots (always good practice) and rolled out my line into the 'V' leading into the Bridge Pool proper and another grilse around 4lb duly obliged. I fished on through the pool to Park bridge and returned to the top where I hooked a good salmon in the same spot as the first grilse. Its was very fresh and gave me the run around, before the line caught on a rock and my leader snapped. I was fishing a s11 Park Shrimp with a 5' fast sink tip. The rest of the day was somewhat frustrating as the fish were reluctant to move to the fly.

I also had the pleasure of fishing with John Henderson of Hardy's. John picked up a fish in Duffers on a fly tied for him by his father in law, who only started tying a few months ago. John and Keith christened it the 'Duffers Buck' and informed me that my Park Shrimp was yesterday's news! All in all, another fine day on the Dee in good company and beautiful surroundings. Best wishes, Ross' I spoke briefly with John this morning who thoroughly enjoyed his day. I asked him if he saw many fish and he commented 'Are you joking? I have never seen so many fish in a river.'

Visiting French Tackle dealer, and host to visiting parties of French anglers to Deeside, Mr Phillipe Koehler sent some correspondence and many fine photographs which I appreciated. Phillipe is very passionate about our River Dee and writes with real enthusiasm. He commented 'It's a little late to give you some news but I was very busy since I got back home. Three of us fished 4 days at Park, then one day at Little Blackhall, then 2 days Altries, then a last day at Park South. Like every time, it's always a big, big pleasure to fish the River Dee, one of my friends fish there for the first time and now he is very keen to fish it again (like me). We caught 6 salmons, 3 grilse and 12 sea trouts, I had the chance to take the two biggest salmons, 15 and 17 pounds sea liced, the last one was a 12 pounder, I caught him on the last day, the last minute, the last cast! It was after a big rise (7 feet) from the river during the night before, the water was so high, I never fished it like this. It gives me big pleasure when I see you use some of my pictures on the web site. My friend Bernard Bimboes was fishing the first time on the Dee with me, it was fantastic, he caught 2 salmons, 2 grilse, and 5 sea trouts in 4 days at Park, and he opened the week with a lovely 13 pounder, a silver brick, I see him happy like a child! What salmon fishing can do to us! About my stay on the beats, Park was very good, and we took 3days 3 rods at little Blackhall. We had 2 days at Altries it was fun, and Kevin is so great, please thanks him from us. I saw my friend Willie banks in front of me in the Alfred's Pot and the battle begins, but Tilbouries win with 2 salmon to 0 for us.

Bernard Bimboes with his first ever salmon

Up until now for myself and my friends the River Dee is the best choice, I have fished now 4 other rivers in Scotland, and my friends 2 others and I can tell it's the best because the river very great, and so good for fly-fishing, and the accommodation in the valley is very good, and the people of the area are nice.(our last hotel was the Tor Na Coille, just wonderful) and of course your job, the contact you keep, all the reports that you do is very helpful for people like me, we are far away and the web site is our contact with the Dee. Since we have returned home we are planning our next trip to the Dee. (It will be in March 2012)

To finish this week's report I wish to advise readers of an outstanding fishing opportunity for a week's salmon fishing during September, now at auction to raise funds for the River Dee Trust. There is a week's fishing and accommodation available to the highest bidder from three of the top River Dee beats and hotels. This is a genuine once in a lifetime opportunity to come and fish the cream of the River Dee salmon fishing beats during the most productive month of the season, and we hope that readers will find this an exciting way of raising funds to help the River Dee Trust team with their very important river restoration work programmes. Full details can be found at this link so don't miss out. 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 August 2011.



Beat catches reported
(week ending 6th August)
SALMON & GRILSE: Blairs 5, Culter 2, Altries and Lower Drum 1, Upper Drum and Lower Durris 7, Tilbouries 4, Park 19, Lower Crathes and W Durris 9, Invery 5, Middle Blackhall 1, Cairnton 4, Sluie 3, Ballogie 9, Borrowston 2, Kincardine 4, Carlogie 12, Lower Dess 4, Upper Dess 2, Birse 3, Aboyne Water 3, Aboyne Castle 5, Craigendinnie 5, Waterside and Ferrar 3, Dinnet 6, Deecastle 1, Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 5, Crathie 8, Mar Lodge 1, Heughhead 5.
Total: 138 Largest: Birse 23lbs
SEA TROUT: Culter 2, Park 3, Cairnton 1, Ballogie 7, Carlogie 2, Lower Dess 1, Birse 7, Aboyne Water 2, Craigendinnie 1, Waterside and Ferrar 2, Dinnet 3, Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 1, Crathie 4, Heughhead 6.
Total: 42 Largest: Dinnet & Crathie 4lbs
TROUT: None reported 

 

Phillipe Koehler with a nice summer salmon

Prospects

Given the real autumnal feel to the weather today with rainfall, cool temperature and a stiff breeze, I hope that fish switch on and sport picks up significantly, however as always the fish has the final say. Weather-wise the met office is predicting a generally unsettled week with showers and longer outbreaks of rain, heavy at times. It will be quite windy at times, with tomorrow looking to be reasonable. The maritime influence shows tides rising later in the week from 3.6 metres to 4.1 metres. River levels have fluctuated quite a bit recently and this has been responsible for putting fish off the take. The peat stain that prevailed during the week seems to have this effect. River levels are dropping back from a decent rise on Sunday with Sepa gauges reading 1ft 11inches at Mar Lodge to 3 ft 6inches at Park. River levels could yo-yo this week and sport could be difficult at times for anglers but the good news is the reports of numbers of grilse running the river at last.

As always I would strongly encourage anglers to heed the wise advice of your Ghillie, who knows his beat intimately and can put you on to taking lies. As mentioned by angler Ross Macdonald in his correspondence, his Ghillie put him exactly on the spot at the right time. Anglers of course like to crack the code themselves however it always pays to listen to the Ghillie. If you don't have the services of a ghillie to assist you then you may wish to fish with a floating line with sink tip or poly leader. Fly choice might include bright flashy flies like the Ally's shrimp, Park Shrimp, Flamethrower or Munro's Killer. Anglers may find fish respond to a sunray fished close to the surface or try a sunk Willie Gunn tube fly. Other anglers swear by red flies at this time of year so you may think about that. I would fish the Park shrimp with confidence and not worry about chopping and changing patterns as I have confidence with this fly. If we really knew why fish took the fly then how different our sport would be as the challenge of getting a salmon to take your fly wouldn't be the same. Some Ghillies have their own favourites and many on our river tie flies extremely well. I always enjoy listening to their advice and wisdom which really adds to the enjoyment of the day. 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 August 2011.

 

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Vladimir Rybalchenko's Address to the Friends of the
Atlantic Salmon Reserve

 

2nd August 2011


Dear Friends,

 

Probably you know already about an important event that took place in the ASR. On 16th June, it was announced at Kharlovka that Peter Power has handed over his camps, famous throughout the world, to me, Vladimir Rybalchenko. It was not a simple decision for me to undertake this responsibility of securing the future of the ASR. It would have been much more comfortable for me to come over to Kharlovka and Rynda as a guest. We spent many an hour with Peter Power dwelling on the future of these wonderful rivers and made a mutual decision that Peter would hand over the safe keeping of the ASR to me.

 

Peter Power is a great man who has set exceptionally high standards on the rivers' conservation and organization of fishing. I will do everything possible to preserve these standards. For me this is not a business. My goal is to preserve the salmon and trout waters of Kharlovka, Eastern Litza, Rynda and Zolotaya in the way that he has done.

    

Dear friends of the ASR! Мany of you know me, since we fished together. I hope to get to know many others in the future. I will be happy to meet you all on both the magnificent Atlantic Salmon and Wild Brown Trout programs. I promise that the fishing will continue to be international. I also promise to protect the rivers and lakes from poachers and to be very careful about the fragile nature of the entire ecosystem.

 

I am sure that many exciting and great fishing adventures await us in the future!

 

Yours sincerely,

VLADIMIR RYBALCHENKO

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me on dedryba@me.com or my Director of Fishing, Justin, on Justin@kharlovka.com

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Bridge to Bolstadöyri taken in the middle of the night

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Nærøy river, crystal clear waters and very large salmon and coarse sea trout. Hard to believe but the nearest deep edge of the image, which is about 3 to 3.5 meters deep. You can stand and watch the fish as if it were an aquarium.

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Recent Catches

 

The dog days of summer have arrived with catches tailing off last week from an impressive tally the week before. FishDee beats reported 130 salmon to 20lbs and 43 sea trout to 4lbs. Park reported 16 salmon, Tilbouries 13, with Upper Drum & Lower Crathes beats reporting a dozen apiece. I spoke to Willie Banks the proprietor of Tilbouries who advised 'We have had some cracking fresh fish over the last few days-nice deep sea liced specimens into double figures and not Grilse.' This is a beat that normally enjoys good sport when the summer / back end run starts. Sea trout catches last week have again been less than hoped for with catches for the season just through the 1,000 barrier against a 5 year average for the season of 1626. I was delighted to hear from Malcolm Nicol who commented 'Just to report that the 'Ballogie' beats have gone through the 500 barrier with 513 salmon reported for the season so far.' David Burgess from the River Deveron valley had a nice day at the delightful Morven beat and advised 'Having never fished the Upper Dee I booked a day at Morven on Saturday. The day was bright, warm and the river gin clear, so I put up my G.Loomis 13ft 6wt Spey rod, 8lb leader and a size 13 black and gold double (my tying). I had two fish for the day, a salmon at 12lb and grilse at 5lb. But what amazed me was how fresh both of these fish were so far up the river, the 12lb salmon was a bar of silver, the Dee fish must run hard and fast sometimes. During the day I sat down to some Scottish blue cheese, fresh bread, and olives as I watched the Red Squirrels, would I change this for one of the offers to return to the Southern Chalk Streams? No Chance.' How right David is in pointing out there is more to fishing than catching fish; having just returned from a fishing trip in Alaska I found the wildlife on the riverbank both fascinating if somewhat larger, with numerous Grizzly Bears somewhat worthy of keep a cautious eye on.

 

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John Taylor recently hosted a week for friends at Park where one of the guests was River Dee chairman Ian Scott. John commented to Ian 'I haven't fished as many rivers as you but Park on The Dee was excellent. Shame that the weather had such an effect, but great to see such a healthy river with abundant fish about. Just to see the fish moving about always gives me hope that I'll maybe catch one , and to get such a good fish was beltin' as we say in these parts !' Karl Revel at Invery kindly got in touch and advised 'Top rod at Invery last week was Dave Thomson from Leven in Fife with 5 salmon and 4 sea trout for his 3 days.' Kathleen Brown from Heughhead kindly wrote and advised 'just to let you know we are now getting interest from junior anglers who are not accompanied by adults and therefore not entitled to fish for free. We have spoken to Bert and he has agreed that unaccompanied Junior anglers (persons who have not reached their 17th birthday) can now get their tickets for 1/2 the regular price (£18/day, £9/Part Day and Dusk to Dawn). Also, with all the rain at the early part of the week, conditions at Heughhead have been excellent. Since Wednesday, a total of six salmon have been landed ranging between 31/2 to 8lbs.' Some really nice feedback has been received from visiting anglers to Heughhead.

To finish this week's report I wish to advise readers of an outstanding fishing opportunity for a week's salmon fishing during September, now at auction to raise funds for the River Dee Trust. There is a week's fishing and accommodation available to the highest bidder from three of the top River Dee beats and hotels. This is a genuine once in a lifetime opportunity to come and fish the cream of the River Dee salmon fishing beats during the most productive month of the season, and we hope that readers will find this an exciting way of raising funds to help the River Dee Trust team with their very important river restoration work programmes. Full details can be found at this link so don't miss out. 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 August 2011.

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Beat catches reported
(week ending 30th July)
SALMON & GRILSE: Altries and Lower Drum 1, Middle Drum 2, Upper Drum and Lower Durris 12, Tilbouries 13, Park 16, Lower Crathes and W Durris 12, Crathes 5, Invery 12, Middle Blackhall 1, Cairnton 3, Woodend 3, Commonty 3, Sluie 6, Ballogie 3, Kincardine 5, Carlogie 5, Lower Dess 1, Upper Dess 3, Birse 1, Aboyne Water 1, Aboyne Castle 1, Craigendinnie 3, Waterside and Ferrar 1, Dinnet 3, Deecastle 4, Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 5, Crathie 4, Heughhead 1.
Total: 130 Largest: Deecastle 20lbs
SEA TROUT: Altries and Lower Drum 1, Tilbouries 1, Park 1, Invery 4, Middle Blackhall 1, Cairnton 3, Commonty 1, Sluie 2, Ballogie 2, Kincardine 2, Carlogie 5, Lower Dess 1, Upper Dess 5, Craigendinnie 2, Waterside and Ferrar 1, Dinnet 2, Headinch and Cambus O'May 1, Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 2, Crathie 2, Heughhead 4.
Total: 43 Largest: Carlogie 4lbs

 

Prospects

 

As we enter August, we are entering potentially a very productive period where big runs of salmon and Grilse can enter the river if water conditions are suitable. Runs of lively energetic grilse can make their appearance with good sized 2 sea winter summer salmon and the odd hefty 3 winter specimen. The Grilse are welcome at this time of year as they can really liven up a pool as they rush upriver and stir up resident fish. The Park Trophy is available for the largest verified salmon captured from the River Dee and with some really big fish reported this year it wouldn't surprise me in the least if some more really large fish are landed. The weather forecasters are predicting a mixed bag however there is potential for a good amount of rain in the western catchment from Tuesday onwards. Whether this materialises remains to be seen however if it does arrive it will set the river up nicely for new runs of fish to come forward. Air temperature maxima will be around 20 degrees however it may become cooler over the course of the week. Winds should be reasonably light and cloud cover should be adequate and provide, by and large good conditions if we have new water. The maritime influence indicates tides rising to 4.5 metres during the week before falling back at the weekend to 3.6 metres.

Salmon fresh in from the tide are not as shy about which fly they will take and anglers have scope to use larger flies for fresh run salmon. As always please heed the wise counsel of your beat Ghillie who will give you some good constructive advice about tackle to use and where to fish on your chosen beat. If you don't have the services of a Ghillie to call on you may wish to fish with a floating line, with or without a polyleader. Fly choice may include Park Shrimp, Ally's shrimp, Thunder and lightning, red Frances, Silver stoats tail with an option of fishing a pot bellied pig deeply or having a collie dog fished fast and square to stir up a response if fish are dour and unresponsive. With River Dee levels currently sitting between 4 inches and 9 inches above summer level on the Sepa gauges stealth is required with a delicate presentation required and a long leader. If the river rises significantly, which could happen, then anglers will fish with shorter stouter leaders and flies from size 8-12, depending where in the catchment anglers are fishing. 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 August 2011.

 

Regards

 

Ken

No Pics from Deeside so have attached a couple of images from my trip to Alaska where I caught some nice hard fighting King salmon up to 40lbs on the fly

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