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mdh

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #195 on: June 09, 2011, 07:28:40 AM »
Got him!!! :grin 
Weighed at just under 4 3/4 lbs :grin
Poor photo sorry but adrenaline was pumping.
Taken on a cdc&elk  :z18


Fantastic fish Noel, Well done  :z18

Out of interest did he still have the leader that he snapped from you the other week?

iainCameron

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #196 on: June 09, 2011, 08:06:44 AM »
Got him!!! :grin 


awesome - good work man!

wind knot

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #197 on: June 09, 2011, 09:04:32 AM »
Stunning fish Noel Well done   :z14

I had an emotional night on the river last night also. Spotted a big fish taking sedges downstream of where i was fishing so started to work my way down into casting position.  Made a downstream cast to him and up he came on the 2nd drift to a elk hair caddis.  Thought i had cracked it a new PB brown so next 5mins were spent crapping myself. Well when i landed he he turned out to be a 4.5lb seatrout.  Must admit although it was a stunning fish was gutted it wasnt a brown  :cry

Camera lense never opened either so photos are rubbish.




Michael

Dryflee

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #198 on: June 09, 2011, 09:12:24 AM »
Couple of proper 'Rod Benders' there and finally we're seeing a few of the better browns.  Cracking seatroot as well (was once told seatroot don't take dries about 20 mins after i'd landed a 3 1/2 pounder off the Deveron on a DHE  :z4)

Best running water fish for me so far this year has been a mere 2lb 4oz (last Monday with a 2lb 2oz taken just before on a middle section of the Deveron in very very low water)

So after seeing Noel's fish i'll have to take the advice from my old school report cards 'Must try harder'  :z4

Well done Noel, you certainly put the work in for that one.  Any sign of the previous hooking?

An Chuileog

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #199 on: June 09, 2011, 10:10:06 AM »
Cheers guys. Checked it carefully and no sign. Good to know they can shake out de-barbed hooks. There is another slight possibility, maybe it's not the same fish...

An Chuileog

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #200 on: June 09, 2011, 10:13:47 AM »
Lovely fish Michael and as I said last night I would swop you. Been after a sea trout like that for a few years now.

Big Daddy

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #201 on: June 09, 2011, 10:41:42 AM »
Congrats Noel & Mike - magnificant fish.  :z16

They both make my 1st Don Brownie caught last Saturday look like bait...!  However, you've now inspred me to try again.  :z14

Your heart rate must have been borderline coronary Noel!

Ewan



mdh

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #202 on: June 09, 2011, 11:07:59 AM »
Noel wasn't implying you'd damaged it was just curious. 

You'll need to try again to make sure it's the same fish!

Jedi

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #203 on: June 09, 2011, 19:28:59 PM »
Michael

Well done anyone would be over the moon to catch such a bonnie Sea Troot  :z16

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Ben_D

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #204 on: June 09, 2011, 20:45:38 PM »
Noel,

Just saw your picture, cracking fish and well deserved.  Who took the picture for you? 

Cheers

Ben

Ricardo

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #205 on: June 09, 2011, 22:57:50 PM »
Noel,

Superb fish...well done, a real stoater,definitely deserved. I have an appointment with a similar fish though missed him twice on the same night recently...wish the river was on my doorstep like the Don is for you though. As a matter of interest did you measure it at all?

Richard
Richard

An Chuileog

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #206 on: June 10, 2011, 00:06:49 AM »
Just back from the river. It's doesn't seem to be up much but it's taken on quiet a bit of colour. The trout were going bonkers!! There were some small olives on the water and took my first fish on a paradun, it was 1.25 lbs. The next pool there were several lb+ fish feeding hard. 1 eventually took the paradun but I cleverly whipped it out if his mouth. Wasn't having much joy so had a look about and noticed a few sedges. Went through a few different sedge patterns and had 2 more 1.25 and 1.5 lb. By far the majority were ignoring my offerings though. A huge brownie head and tailed 20 yards up the pool. Saw it clearly and would think it was 6 or 7 lbs easily... It did rise to one of my offerings but didn't take. Couldn't resist going back to see if last nights fish was showing and I was delighted to see that he was back on station rising freely :grin

Hi Richard I took note against the rod so will let you know tomorrow.
Ben you have lost me ??? I will assume you are taking the piss :z7

Anyone care to recommend a pattern for when they are hitting sedge? Can't seem to get much consistency with cdc& elk, balloon caddis or emerger patterns.

rabbitangler

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #207 on: June 10, 2011, 00:17:34 AM »
i tied a sedge that looks like a tiny sedgehog using snowshoe rabbit instead of deer Noel. if I can find them I'll post you a couple.

Ben_D

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #208 on: June 10, 2011, 00:18:21 AM »

Ben you have lost me ??? I will assume you are taking the piss :z7

Anyone care to recommend a pattern for when they are hitting sedge? Can't seem to get much consistency with cdc& elk, balloon caddis or emerger patterns.

Noel,

That's not a bad pic hence my presumption that you were not the photographer, you are usually the only guy I can rely on to make my pics look consistently good, you've let me down  :z4

Walked a stretch of the river from about 5 - 7:30pm, there was a lot of fish moving but I was not able to fish  :cry

Cheers

Ben

An Chuileog

Re: River Don 2011
« Reply #209 on: June 10, 2011, 07:18:39 AM »
OI!!! Dixon' what an insult, at least I actually get the fish in my picture's. Unlike you with your "interesting" pics of out of focus bankside foliage. Also wasnt there a photography competition on this forum at christmas time ran by Jedi in case your memory is fading. Who won that again?? Ben dick-less? no dont think so, oh wait a minute let me think...it was me. So fek off :z7

 

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