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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Ythan 2021
« Last post by Duncan McRae on 22/07/2021 at 12:01 »
If you are fishing the North bank then personally,i would consider the Tonely and just below.
I would spin the first half of the dropping tide,switching to the fly for the second.

I've found that the first few minutes of the incoming tide can be productive but i only give it around half an hour.Maybe depends where you are fishing.

Best tip i can give is to check your nylon regularly.
When i first fished the estuary i used to lose so many Sutherland specials when i fished over the razor sharp mussel beds.

Wish they still made these Sutherlands.They are so deadly.

Stillwaters / Re: Nice video from Munro at Tinto Fishery
« Last post by Gavin Stevenson on 22/07/2021 at 11:50 »
I helped set up the fishery many moons ago it is stunning setting, well worth the trip
Stillwaters / Re: Nice video from Munro at Tinto Fishery
« Last post by Mike Barrio on 22/07/2021 at 10:56 »
Forum trip?

I'll be heading to that brown trout loch this year...looks stunning.


I'd be up for that, but it's about 3.5 to 4hrs from Inverurie Steven, so maybe better to wait for next year and camp somewhere?
The cottages seem fairly busy this summer, which is to be expected in the current climate.

Tackle Talk / Re: Hardy Sunbeam Reel Help
« Last post by Mike Barrio on 22/07/2021 at 00:52 »
Great stuff, enjoy your reel John  :z16
Tackle Talk / Re: Hardy Sunbeam Reel Help
« Last post by John Williams on 22/07/2021 at 00:10 »
Thanks Mike, James Laraway and Magnus Angus for your replies. The problem has been resolved. I asked a mechanic friend if he could help and within a couple of minutes the job was done.
Thanks again
Main Discussion Area / Re: Ari 't Hart - another legend gone
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on 21/07/2021 at 22:40 »

His reels are truly things of beauty. Steven my son has had one for many years and it is a fantastic combination of engineering excellence combined with more than a hint of fishing art.

Ari definitely ploughed his own furrow when it came to form versus function and design.

He will be a sad loss to all who appreciated his work.

SOLD ..... to a good home  :z16
Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Ythan 2021
« Last post by Stevie Rennie on 21/07/2021 at 19:16 »
Cheers Sandy,

Appreciated info again and now might extend our time to catch the turning tide for an hour or two.

Iíll definitely keep an eye on the terns activity but might not mention it to my nephew, just in case he ends up hooking one  :X1

Rivers and Lochs / The Oban Lochs
« Last post by Terry Coging on 21/07/2021 at 19:07 »
Just had a weeks holiday in Oban and my family let me go fishing for a few hours on three days. My preference is for boat fishing and after making several enquiries about boats and permits I ended up joining the Oban and Lorn Angling Club (OLAC) as a full pensioner member. Only £55 and secured me a boat on 3 different lochs. What a splendid outfit OLAC are! They could not have been more helpful. They have about 20 Lochs with 6 having boats. They even have 2 beats of the tidal River Awe for salmon, sea trout and rainbows (Hamish reported about the rainbows a couple of years ago).  The three Lochs that I fished all produced a few fish and I will certainly try to return to two of them - Loch Avich and Loch Nell.  Hopefully there will be a breeze and some cloud cover next time and the chance to fish mornings and evenings.
Best fly was James Laraway's 'Kate Ordie' (with a pink tail of course :wink ) on the middle dropper.
Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Ythan 2021
« Last post by Sandy Nelson on 21/07/2021 at 18:31 »

My experience of the estuary is it can fish on most of the tide, but 2hrs either side of low tide is usually best. The fish move into and out of the river with the tide so the terns are usually the best indicator as to where the fish may be congregating at any given point as they are chasing the same bait fish that the seatrout are after.
Itís good fun :z16

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