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Main Discussion Board / Assynt at the end of September
« Last post by Marc Fauvet on Today at 17:54:35 »
Gents,
i know well that conditions constantly change and fly fishing is nothing but variables  but i'll be in the area around September 25th and would really appreciate any tips and tricks: flies, expected hatches or other food types the fishes might be interested in, tactics, etc, anything. thanks !  :z16
cheers,
marc

ps, i already know that i'll most probably freeze my buns off...  :z4
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Main Discussion Board / Autumn
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Today at 10:38:29 »
It's almost like September closed the door on August :z4
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Fishing Reports / Lochter Report - Nothing Stays the Same
« Last post by Banksider on Yesterday at 16:20:36 »
To this day, I remember the wise words of my grannie “never let a day go by without learning something”.

At the time she said it the pace of life and the pace of change was much slower and it was to keep abreast of things.

Nowadays, such is the speed of change that no matter how hard you try to absorb and learn things it is difficult, especially for us more mature people, to keep up with change and the patoir which goes along with it. A good example would be the question ‘are you a member of the twitterati?’ ‘have you been a victim of photobombing?’ or  ‘have you tried a bit of twerking?’.

All new words from the Oxford English Dictionary and indicative of the changes which we are experiencing, angling is no different.

We now have nano technology where once we had split cane, breathable jackets where once we had oilskins and now we have hotty dancers, poledancers and coral dancers in addition to squirmy worms….. nothing stays the same.

During the past week at Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum, Ronnie Ewen used a team of cormorants and his own unique tweeking retrieve to record bags of twenty-four and twenty on two visits.

Lenny Davidson also used cormorants to net ten while buzzers were the choice of Dave Wright who caught and released thirteen. Other anglers getting into double figures included William Downie with ten on blobs, Roy Anderson ten on diawl bachs and cormorants and G. Alexander eleven using a mix of buzzers and nymphs. Dries had success at times. S. Inglis had eight as did C. McLean and the experienced Harry Hughes, twelve using hoppers and CDC shuttlecocks.

At the time of writing it is decidedly colder which the fish like, the anglers less so…

HH 1/9/15
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Ythan Estuary
« Last post by Skyeman on August 31, 2015, 11:53:33 AM »
Since you have limited time, I would explore the possibility of a boat with ghillie. The ghillie will have invaluable knowledge of the tides and channels and when it is best to fish where :wink

Best wishes
Mike

 I'm going to make a few enquiries in regards to the boat and ghille, that sounds a good idea for a day..... worth the money I would think. Be exciting to try somewhere a bit different.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Ythan Estuary
« Last post by Rob on August 31, 2015, 11:34:53 AM »
Crikey, its cloak and dagger on here! lol.

Not at all...I recommend fishing in the water, preferably when fish are there :)

I cannot help as I do not fish it, but I know the ADAA have a beat and that is available to members.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Ythan Estuary
« Last post by Mike Barrio on August 31, 2015, 11:28:28 AM »
Since you have limited time, I would explore the possibility of a boat with ghillie. The ghillie will have invaluable knowledge of the tides and channels and when it is best to fish where :wink

Best wishes
Mike
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Ythan Estuary
« Last post by Skyeman on August 31, 2015, 11:16:22 AM »
 Thank you Mike. I'll have a look at that, thankyou. I'd like to have a chance of one, but the wildlife looks pretty nice there too.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Ythan Estuary
« Last post by Mike Barrio on August 31, 2015, 11:04:41 AM »
If I remember correctly, I think the Sea Trout catches usually tailor off towards the end of August.

Contact Audrey Forbes-Clarke, she should be able to offer you current information.
See http://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/BanffAndBuchan/NewburghFishings/?dom=Pal

Best wishes
Mike
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Ythan Estuary
« Last post by Skyeman on August 31, 2015, 10:54:50 AM »
 Crikey, its cloak and dagger on here! lol. Its a big estuary, a poacher can@t do any damage to it. I was only asking in terms of would there be  a decent chance of catching a seatrout or two, or is it pretty devoid with the amount of seals in residence. I haven't got many days so just trying to do a little bit of planning. Flyfishing only of course.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Ythan Estuary
« Last post by Mike Barrio on August 31, 2015, 10:45:50 AM »
Hi 'Skyeman'

"Is the Ythan Estuary worth fishing?" ....... Yes, of course, everywhere is worth fishing.

Are you likely to get replies saying what a great place it is to fish? ...... Very unlikely on the forum, for all the same reasons that members explained to you in the Grayling thread.

There used to be boats available from the estate with a ghillie, I'm not sure what the current situation is, bank fishing is also available.

Best wishes
Mike
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