It's been a good week so far on the River Don for my friend and prolific angler, Bill Cook. Firstly, landing a sea liced Grilse on Saturday but on Monday evening he ran into a pod of fresh run grilse and landed 3 out of 4 he hooked. Prior to that he landed a coloured cock fish in the pool above a few minutes earlier. All were taken on a small Cascade with 9" on the gauge. Not bad for an hours fishing!
On Wednesday evening, Bill was at it again when he landed a cracking
fresh run hen Salmon of around 11lbs. He caught it using a fly of his
own fly called the Highland Park Shrimp. Good going considering the water has dropped back to around 6" since Sunday.
Pictures courtesy of Bill Cook.
|Bill's 2nd fish of the day. A sea liced Grilse about 6lbs.|
|Fish No.3 Another sea liced Grilse about 6lb.|
|Fish No.4 Like peas in a pod! Sea liced Grilse also around 6lb.|
|Sea lice on the back of the fish. Must be running hard at the moment.|
|Bill's 11lb sea liced Salmon from yesterday. Perfect condition and covered in sea lice.|