River Don Report January 24

River Don Monthly Report January 2024 Angling Prospects As a result of heavy rainfall and snowmelt off the upper catchment river levels have remained on the high side for another month. Hopefully this prolonged spell of steady water flows will have encouraged any fresh fish arriving on the coast to run upriver. Its been a relatively open winter period and …

River Don December Report

River Don Monthly Report December 2023 Redd Surveys December was plagued by heavy rainfall which kept river levels running high and coloured. This restricted redd counting surveys at all sites. As a result, it was difficult to ascertain if any number of late fish had come into the system. The predated remains of a fresh fish were found on the …

River Don November Report 2023

River Don Monthly Report November 2023 Redd Surveys The wet but mild weather continued for most of the month which kept the main river flowing at a constant high level. A few sites on the middle and lower reaches were repeatedly unsuitable for viewing until levels fell back and cleared later in the month. On the upper river sites water …

The River Don October Report 2023

River Don Monthly ReportOctober 2023 AnglingThe final month of the salmon angling season saw mixed fortunes for anglers on the river. An improvement in catches was seen as the month began, however a deluge of rain on the 6th pushed levels up over 7ft. The river burst its banks and spilled into the surrounding flood plains bringing a halt to …

The River Don September Report 2023

River Don Monthly ReportSeptember 2023 AnglingA mixed bag of weather for anglers to contend with over the month, high air temperatures over the first week meant low angling effort took place across many beats. Thankfully after a few months of little or no water a decent rise of 2.5ft appeared on the 18th due to heavy rainfall across the catchment. …

The River Don Monthly Report August 2023

River Don Monthly Report August 2023 Angling A small but welcomed rise in water levels started off the month, as a result salmon catches picked up for a few days giving sport to anglers fishing from the Cruives upriver to Kintore area. Dormant resident fish were also encouraged to push further upriver, anglers on the middle and upper beats reported …

The River Don Monthly Report July 2023

River Don Monthly Report July 2023 Angling Despite heavy showers regularly falling over the catchment surrounding farmland and forestry soaked up most of what fell, and river levels remained low and clear until the middle of the month when finally, the first decent lift over 1ft appeared. After the sediment had flushed through an odd salmon and grilse started to …

The River Don Monthly Report June 2023

River Don Monthly Report June 2023 Angling The arrival of June brought summer weather across the catchment, daytime angling effort for all species was low due to the hot conditions which frequently pushed the mercury into the high 20c. As a result, river levels dropped away to summer flows and shrunken pools were a pitiful sight compared to a few …

The River Don Monthly Report May 2023

River Don Monthly Report May 2023 Angling The first week of May saw an improvement with several fresh fish landed from the lower and middle river all were in prime condition ranging from 6 – 14lbs. Heavy thunderstorms fell across the middle catchment on the 9th. Freshly ploughed soil was quickly washed off the surrounding fields and a large amount …

The River Don Monthly Report April 2023

River Don Monthly Report April 2023 Angling Three rises in water over the month helped keep river levels in good order for angling, despite this only the odd fresh fish was reported off the beats, mostly off the middle beats from Inverurie to Monymusk. Those landed have ranged from 5-12lbs with several carrying sea lice. It ended up a disappointing …