The Aberdeen & District Angling Association Open Day

Sunday the 18th April saw the annual ADAA open day on the Dee at Aberdeen. A great time was had by all, with approximately 100 people attending throughout the day.

Allan at the ADAA daySGAIC instructors were on hand once again, giving casting demonstrations and helping people out with their casting. The demonstrations on the day covered single-handed and double-handed techniques, and subjects included: common faults and fixes, curves and mends, shooting heads for single handed Spey casts; Skagit and full Spey line casting.

They say every cloud has a silver lining, and the great Icelandic volcanic ash cloud certainly did for those of us who got to meet Henrik Mortensen from Denmark. Henrik and his party had been fishing the Dee all week but had their homeward flights delayed by the aforementioned cloud. With time on their hands the Danes dropped in to the open day and we were treated to watching Henrik trying out some of the rods on display.

Ben at the ADAA DayThose of you who aren’t familiar with Henrik might like to get a copy of his DVD, Cracking The Code, about fishing hitched flies for Atlantic Salmon.

Henrik said how much he enjoyed the day and the demonstrations. It was great to meet Henrik and his friends and we hope they managed to catch their ferry the next day – safe journey guys!

Many thanks for ADAA for organising a cracking day once again. Great bacon rolls!

Will Shaw
Secretary – SANA SGAIC Committee.