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Duncan McRae

Re: Don Today
« Reply #105 on: May 20, 2009, 15:35:20 PM »
gibbyboy

Haven't been on the river this week but noticed that not a single salmon was reported from any of the ADAA beats.This must be an unwelcome first for this time of year!
What's happened to the Don?

The first seatrout of the year should be starting to appear around now so it might be worth a cast in the evening.
I'm praying that their numbers increase this year.

Duncan

Ben_D

Re: Don Today
« Reply #106 on: May 20, 2009, 20:36:16 PM »
There are salmon about, I had one this evening just below Kintore, about 9lb, no lice but still fairly fresh, size 7 gold bodied cascade on a Sink 1 line with 3ips tip.  Did not see any other fish today but there were several splashing around at Kintore on Monday and, I also saw a few fish on Thursday before the water came up so would be worth a shot at Kemnay & above by now I would think.


Cheers

Ben

Rob Brownfield

Re: Don Today
« Reply #107 on: May 21, 2009, 14:44:29 PM »
Ben,
Is it possible to get a visitors ticket for Kintore...since I drive through the place every night on my way home? Makes sense to stop for a cast or 3.

Ta
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Noel kelly

Re: Don Today
« Reply #108 on: May 21, 2009, 18:01:59 PM »
Ben,
Is it possible to get a visitors ticket for Kintore...since I drive through the place every night on my way home? Makes sense to stop for a cast or 3.

Ta

You can buy a day ticket in Kintore post office. Open until 5.30 I think. 

Bronzebommer

Re: Don Today
« Reply #109 on: May 21, 2009, 22:22:53 PM »
I was out tonight for the Trout, hooked into a double figure Salmon just below the bridge at Kintore. No surprises, I lost it! :cry Still it was a bit of excitement.

gibbyboy

Re: Don Today
« Reply #110 on: May 22, 2009, 08:38:47 AM »
Nightmare! one of the few times probably you wouldnt want to hook into such a fish....rocking the lightwait trout gear...

Inverurie on saturday....if the weather stays reasonable it will be at a much better hight with the rains of this week.....more to come today I see?

Hamish Young

Re: Don Today
« Reply #111 on: May 22, 2009, 18:13:33 PM »
Ben,
Is it possible to get a visitors ticket for Kintore...since I drive through the place every night on my way home? Makes sense to stop for a cast or 3.

Ta


Rob,
You might find this useful  :wink

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/parks/fishing/fishing_season_permits.asp

Hamish  :z3
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Goolager

Re: Don Today
« Reply #112 on: May 22, 2009, 21:32:28 PM »
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There are salmon about, I had one this evening just below Kintore, about 9lb

Good show MR D! 

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I was out tonight for the Trout, hooked into a double figure Salmon just below the bridge at Kintore. No surprises, I lost it!


Still.............. gets the wee hearty going though Mr Bronzebommer

Rob Brownfield

Re: Don Today
« Reply #113 on: May 22, 2009, 23:32:21 PM »
Rob,
You might find this useful  :wink

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/parks/fishing/fishing_season_permits.asp

Hamish  :z3

I found that link about 2 minutes after asking the quesion...lol..bu was to embaressed to say!.

Will pack a rod...just in case of course. Pity I was not in the ADAA...about 500 yards from the river..lol
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

clark

Re: Don Today
« Reply #114 on: May 23, 2009, 12:09:55 PM »
hey rob you can get day tickets for certain beats at sommers now i am pretty sure.

calum

Paul Garrigan

Re: Don Today
« Reply #115 on: May 23, 2009, 15:40:59 PM »
Was out at Kintore yesterday. (22nd) Fished from about 1200 to 1700. River was about two inches under red marker on the guage.
Was fishing the right hand bank. Started off fishing down through what i think is Laws pool with a sink tip and size 8 allys shrimp. No fish moving. About half way down i hooked a fish right under the tree on the opposite bank. got a pull then two sharpe tugs. It launched itself out the water and through the hook as quick as that!!! Was probably about 4-5lbs. maybe a sea trout.
Then worked my way down to Boat hole??? (new to these pools)
Fished down through this with no joy. Then had a walk back to laws pool and worked my way down it with a silver stoat. (can you tell i like this pool?) Never saw another fish.
An enjoyable wee afternoon, apart from the occasional heavy shower, and the closest i have come yet to a Don silver tourist!! lol.

Incidently.... at about half two there was a rise of small black flies (dont know what they were?)and several trout were rising steadily for about half an hour. Even in the high water.

Ben_D

Re: Don Today
« Reply #116 on: May 26, 2009, 00:06:04 AM »
fished last night after the Don Trust day until about 11PM, fish came on about 10 and between us we had several nice trout biggest was over 3lb, seemed to be taking very small caddis that appeared just as it was getting dark.  fished at Monymusk today, was not much of a hatch, small number of olive uprights, a few sedges, black gnats and a handful of medium olives with very few fish showing.  Managed one trout at 2lb, one at 1lb11oz and several others between 1/2 & 3/4lb, all on size 16 olive Klink (tied on 15BNX) and lost what was definitely the largest trout I have ever hooked.  Biggest I have heard of today was a 4lb7oz, going back tomorrow  :grin

Ben

Hamish Young

Re: Don Today
« Reply #117 on: May 27, 2009, 19:39:46 PM »
Tough day on the Don at Monymusk yesterday..... managed one fish of about a pound on a bloody HUGE green nymph under a dry 'kiwi' style.
Plenty of flies about, but a quite coloured river really put a downer on things  :roll
So pointless was it that I had a kip for an hour or so  :wink

Hopefully Ben has an amusing pic of the lengths I'll go to retrieve his flies from trees......  :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4

Pity it was so pants as it'll be the last chance I'll get to fish the Don for some time  :cry

Oh well  :z8 That's fishing  :z7

Hamish  :z3



“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Ben_D

Re: Don Today
« Reply #118 on: May 27, 2009, 20:45:07 PM »
Was tough Hamish, baffled by the increase in colour as the day went on, makes little sense when the river was very obviously dropping.  fun day all the same.  Saw only two decent trout move all day, both moved only once each, two small fish was all I managed for the day, given conditions, I am happy with that.

Away down to the river just now although it is still carrying a fair bit of colour at Kintore.  I want that brute that tried to snaffle the trout that Paul was playing at the weekend, I know where he lives and I will wait as long as is necessary but, I will get him eventually  :grin

I do have the picture of you in tree surgeon mode Hamish, I will get all my pics banged up tomorrow, I have stacks to upload.


Cheers

Ben

Noel kelly

Re: Don Today
« Reply #119 on: May 27, 2009, 22:05:29 PM »
Good stuff lads keep em coming. Looking forward to your pics Ben.

 




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