Robson Green and Jim Murray to join Dee Marathon in June 2022

December 08, 2021

Celebrity anglers Robson Green and Jim Murray are inviting fellow fishers to join them in a 24-hour marathon on the River Dee as part of a new TV series.

Actor friends Robson and Jim are preparing to film a six-part series and are hoping to base one of the episodes around the #FishDee24 fundraising marathon.

Robson, who stars as DI Geordie Keating in hit ITV drama, Grantchester, heard about the unique event during a visit to the river earlier this year.

It’s being organised by the River Dee Trust to support vital habitat restoration work. Applications are now being invited for the 30 places.

And now, Robson and Jim - who will play Prince Andrew in the next season of The Crown - urged anglers who want to support the Trust’s work to come forward.

Robson said: “You don’t have to run 26 miles; you just have to fish for 24 hours. Who wouldn’t want to do that? I’m going to do it! I’m going to be there.

“The reason this river is so spectacular and so beautiful is that so many people invest in it, are passionate about it, and take care of it. And you’re catching some of the best Atlantic salmon in the world - period!”

River Dee Trust chair Sandy Bremner: “We are really excited that Robson will be joining us and taking our river-restoration work to a global audience. And, judging by some of the adventures at our first fishing marathon this year, it should make great viewing.”

The #FishDee24 marathon will be held over June 24 and 25, 2022. The 30 sponsored anglers will be competing to raise funds for work to reverse declining salmon numbers and support the entire ecosystem.

Anglers will fish stretches of the river by rota, through day and night, in groups of three. There will be prizes for most money raised, as well as fish caught and returned safely to the river.

To apply as a competitor, please fill in our expression of interest form here https://form.jotform.com/213505030058039 or as a steward or a volunteer e mail debbie@riverdee.org

Robson Green pictured by the Dee in June 2021 after landing his first Salmon of the year