Come on it’s not that bad is it? We’ve nearly made it through Brexit Day 1. So here’s a cool photo courtesy of Paul Pritchard who hooked and released [a Canadian form of words that, me not Paul] a big Dee Springer in the Floating Bank pool of the Tilquhillie Beat on the famous River Dee in Aberdeenshire.
I think it’s an absolute cracker, this action shot taken in April or May this year, with a silver fish jumping and the line and bend in the rod, and the whole video is available on YouTube (just search some of the words above, you’ll find it).
Paul described the fish as powerful, nearly a metre long (well 89cm), weighing an estimated 15lb. He told me: “It made multiple explosive runs after falling for a surface stripped Sunray Shadow before eventually being landed and released after a quick photo. Quite honestly I will never forget this fish; a true jewel from the crown of the Queen of Rivers – The Aberdeenshire Dee.”
Now let’s hope Scotland at least, stays with us. I always reckon islands that are, ‘like’, joined are sort of one entity. Call me old-fashioned.
And that’s as political – or geopolitical – as I’m gonna get.