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Title: Parkhill ADAA Club Fishery
Post by: TimTheFlier on March 04, 2012, 12:04:37 PM
Just like to add my tuppence worth ...

Just joined the ADAA so took advantage of the mild weather to discover Parkhill fishery - what a treat.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6802908282_b70833d4a6_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7200/6949016987_8ec61d409a_b.jpg)


Managed three (I'm still quite new to it all !) nice Rainbows (2 ~ 3.5 lb) all DEEP and S...L...O...W on black or olive #10 buzzers.

The membership fee has already justified itself and the BT river season hasn't even started yet !

Tightlines,
TtF
Title: Re: Fine Weather and Fine Sport
Post by: Jim Eddie on March 04, 2012, 15:03:52 PM
Nice photo's Tim  :z16

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Parkhill ADAA Club Fishery
Post by: Goolager on March 04, 2012, 18:39:04 PM
Hi Tim,
I've only fished there 3 times but it's a nice location, the fish give a good account of themselves & there's some great fun to be had with dries when nowt is showing and it's excellent when they are surface feeding.

Nice one Tim  :z16

Iain
Title: Re: Parkhill ADAA Club Fishery
Post by: TimTheFlier on March 04, 2012, 19:15:00 PM
There were odd fish surfacing (taking either on or just under the surface), but only half dozen or so rises over the few days I was there.

Managed to get one to turn to a (home made pattern) small olive dry (#14 or #16 can't remember) but it turned away again and then no more, hence I decided to go deep.

I have to say the fish seemed in excellent condition and after allowing them time to recover they all pulled away from my hand to fight another day.

I can see me becoming a regular face there as it's convenient for work ("yes Dear, I will be working late again this evening...") a beautifully quiet spot (with the exception of the helicopter arrivals) with great fishing.

Looking forward to a nice late evening spring hatch for some dry fly action.

Tim

Title: Re: Parkhill ADAA Club Fishery
Post by: Rob Brownfield on March 05, 2012, 08:44:39 AM
I can see me becoming a regular face there as it's convenient for work ("yes Dear, I will be working late again this evening...")

I dare say I will be bumping into you a lot then as that is my excuse too! :)
Title: Re: Parkhill ADAA Club Fishery
Post by: TimTheFlier on March 15, 2012, 19:35:39 PM
Another nice still day at Parkhill with just the slightest breeze to break the surface where not in the lee of the island.

Managed a couple of lovely fish approx. 3 and 3.5lbs on a Kate McLaren-a-like (self tied !) in a couple of hours at lunchtime, with a fellow fisher taking 4 before I left (on a damsel I believe).

All the action seemed to be deep with the fish repsonding to a slow retrieve.

Parkhill is certainly becoming a fruitful water for me with fish on almost every trip - and what a beautiful spot.  Ok, I know there are some amongst us that pull fish out of the water with incredible regularity, but for your average mortal fly fisherman, I'm happy !

Roll on April 1st so I can get out on the river.

Tightlines,
TtF
Title: Re: Parkhill ADAA Club Fishery
Post by: TimTheFlier on March 27, 2012, 09:35:07 AM
Managed to get to the water after work yesterday to be greeted by a beautifully tranquil evening with a frenetically active hatch underway. Aberdeenshire at its best !

Not sure what was hatching - you'd need to ask an "insect-ologist" - the trout were up in the water column, feeding just sub-surface with a fair amount of activity showing on the surface and even the odd leap (so I'm guessing they were taking emergers).

Managed a couple of decent specimens about the 2.5 ~ 3lb mark in the hour and a half at the end of the day on a #12 olive bibio variant - kicking myself for leaving my floating line / dry flies in the car ! Great sport nonetheless.

Eagerly awaiting Sunday when the "Broonie" season begins !


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/6874152436_0690e1b95e_b.jpg)

A quick snap at last light to capture the stillness and to whet the appetite of those of you unable to get out and play ...

TtF
Title: Re: Parkhill ADAA Club Fishery
Post by: Noel kelly on March 27, 2012, 19:47:23 PM
Sounds like fun and that's a lovely scene in your pic.