The Park Trophy

The Park Trophy, for the biggest salmon caught on the fly on the River Dee, which is verified and returned to the river, was launched autumn 2009. The first winning recipient was Jim Coates, who had landed a 32 lb salmon from Park Estates in August 2009, which delighted Park Estates proprietor John Foster. The biggest verified salmon caught on the River Dee during 2010, was landed by visiting angler Jesper Holm Nielsen from Denmark at Lower Dess. The fish, which measured 45 inches and was a male fish, was estimated to be around 32 lbs by two Ghillies Eoin Smith and Colin Simpson, arguably the most experienced Ghillies on the River Dee.