Tuesday 14th October 2014

Tuesday 14th October 2014

George Wallace

Tuesday 14th October:

First, may I thank all those who have made such kind comments about Jack. It is very much appreciated, even though each and every one reduces me to tears. Jack will never be either forgotten or "replaced" and at the moment I cannot go near the river because I know I will see him everywhere along the bank. It is also a simple fact that only the company of another dog can do anything to ease the pain.One's own company and that of other people is fine but it is not the same as having your dog by your side, so I will soon be looking for one to follow in those famous footsteps.

On the fishing front, we have had a bit of fresh water in the river and some whopping Spring tides, so the Dee is ful of fish. I have heard from several members who have had two or three in a session, including Robert's 6lbs grilse and a tagged beauty of 18-20lbs caught on a Rapala at Sutton Green. The fish was returned safely and the tag is on its way to NRW, so well done, Robert.

Salmon and Sea-trout fishing ends on Friday so if you want to harvest some of the bonanza, you'd better look sharp. For we fly-fishers there is still grayling fishing, of course, and from Saturday our coarse fishing members can fish all our waters; just remember, please, that you cannot fish Groves Farm unless booked with me and confirmed in "writing" by e-mail or text.