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Main Discussion Area / Tenkara
« Last post by Andrew Gilmour on Today at 09:29:24 »
Has anyone had any positive experiences of using Tenkara kit on our local rivers?

I was walking along the upper Ythan at Gight last year, and one of the small pools was chock full of small (under 1lb) brown trout rising to the hatch in the afternoon sun.

Given the small width of the river there, and limited casting space, this environment seems perfect for a Tenkara outfit. I don't think there's much risk of catching a heavy fish that would challenge/damage the gear(!)

The main limitation I can see is the lack of tackle shops who stock the necessary equipment, and the relatively high initial cost of what could be an expensive attic-filler.
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Ythan 2020
« Last post by Jim Eddie on Yesterday at 21:20:24 »
I had a walk along the Ythan at Ellon recently, lost count of the Goosanders, with that and the seals at Newburgh, its a wonder there are any fish in the river  :cry

 :z18

Jim
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Ythan 2020
« Last post by Andrew Gilmour on Yesterday at 20:15:42 »
It is a real shame that the ADAA have lost the Belmuir beat this year - a lovely stretch for worming, spinning and fly. Our loss is Haddo House Angling Club’s gain. Not long to go now until the new season 🎣
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Ythan 2020
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Yesterday at 20:09:37 »
Great photos ..... looks like a cracking stretch of water Duncan :z16

Cheers
Mike
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Rivers and Lochs / River Ythan 2020
« Last post by Duncan McRae on Yesterday at 19:37:39 »
Today i decided to blow away the cobwebs by having a wee wander along the banks of a middle Ythan beat.
No fish moving and no sign of any dead kelts which i quite often see at this time of year.
I was dismayed to count 21 Goosanders on a stretch of water approx. 2 miles in length.Surely a small river like the Ythan can't sustain predation on that scale.

The Ythan has often been regarded as a spinning/worming river and while there are certainly many deep,slow moving stretches,there are also some very fine fly stretches.

Some photos of tempting looking water.

































Duncan
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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Flyline
« Last post by Patrick Rotchford on January 24, 2020, 23:11:17 PM »
Thank you guys for your help!
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Main Discussion Area / Re: The Missing Salmon Project - some thoughts
« Last post by James Laraway on January 24, 2020, 15:34:28 PM »
I see that Jim Ratcliffe ( Ineos) is holding a conference on the future of wild salmon in Iceland as he is concerned at the decreasing numbers of salmon returning to the Icelandic rivers.

It would be nice to be able to buy your own rivers right enough ( he owns 1% of Iceland apparently  - so if you see him on the river it would be worth chumming him up)



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Main Discussion Area / Re: The Missing Salmon Project - some thoughts
« Last post by Cameron deBoth on January 24, 2020, 13:34:40 PM »
It's probably no coincidence that the Goosander broods appear at almost exactly the same time as the Smolt run :z10

I saw 12 Goosanders working a pool at the same time in the lower Dee last year.
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Main Discussion Area / Re: The Missing Salmon Project - some thoughts
« Last post by Duncan McRae on January 24, 2020, 12:52:23 PM »
It's probably no coincidence that the Goosander broods appear at almost exactly the same time as the Smolt run :z10
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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Flyline
« Last post by James Laraway on January 24, 2020, 12:02:09 PM »
Patrick,
I can thoroughly recommend the SLX, its an awesome all-round line. Great for 'point and shoot', great for roll casting, great profile for turning over big flies....

regards
James
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