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Noel kelly

Re: Don Today
« Reply #120 on: October 27, 2009, 20:21:38 PM »
Isn't it funny how catching a 6lb brownie can be a disappointment. Hope the hols went well James, did you get any fishing done?

Goolager

Re: Don Today
« Reply #121 on: October 27, 2009, 20:40:22 PM »
Hey Piker
6 lb Brownie on the Rapala - I'm phonin the Law! :z4
Double dissapointment, no Salmon and a fish of a lifetime (for some :grin) out of season on hefty tackle - never mind I'm sure that Salmon is 'just round the corner' :z16

 I fished Inverurie for 2 hours today - before rising water and soaking clothes sent me home.
Water was obviously high but fishable (what I'd call perfect spinning water) Fished a fast sink tip with extra fast sinking polyleader casting as far down & across as I could muster but nothing doing. I did have a heart stopping moment which turned out to be a 3lb Brown. :z6

Blinkin Rain

Iain

Matt Henderson

Re: Don Today
« Reply #122 on: October 28, 2009, 11:34:32 AM »
I've got a few coneheads looked out in green and black for Friday. Here's hoping it stays dry for a few days

gibbyboy

Re: Don Today
« Reply #123 on: October 28, 2009, 14:16:41 PM »
met office is looking a hell of a lot better than is was....onlt time will tell, gave up on weather forecast a while ago!!

piker

Re: Don Today
« Reply #124 on: October 28, 2009, 18:19:52 PM »
Hey Noel-  didn't manage any fishing in S Africa :-(

had a lot of fun though !!!

Went out on the don today  - it was up a little from yestarday!??!?!

fished kintore in the morning and only got one small ( < 6lb !!!) Brownie

went to kemnay in the afternoon

half way down a pool *bang*

fish kept deep

the bank was a 3ft vertical drop to the water so i looked for a bit to net it

fish comes to the surface and jumps towards me - jumps so high it lands on the edge of the bank !?!??!

it then flips back into the water to continue the fight !?!??!

what a laugh ( well, it was cos it stayed on.....)

8lber  :z15

slightly coloured so i but him back. Besides, it gave me a good tussel

5 casts later *bang* - 2lb + brownie

a good day :z16

back on the water friday and sat  :z12

Noel kelly

Re: Don Today
« Reply #125 on: October 28, 2009, 20:28:14 PM »
Nice going James :z16 but I think you need to get back to work now and give the rest of us a chance  :z4

Goolager

Re: Don Today
« Reply #126 on: October 28, 2009, 20:40:03 PM »
I was thinking that too, seems to spend a lot of time on the banks.

You're not a Postie per chance :z4

Iain

gibbyboy

Re: Don Today
« Reply #127 on: October 29, 2009, 08:39:04 AM »
what did you get your fish on??

piker

Re: Don Today
« Reply #128 on: October 29, 2009, 11:09:03 AM »
I got the fish on a floating silver rapala, fished quite fast

the rapala is about 3 inches in reccon - the 2 hook, not the 3 hook size.....

i normally fish the raps as i can't be doing with flying C's

i know a LOT of fish are caught on flying C's but i hate em......

Looking forward to the last couple of days on the Don.

Has been a very poor season for the salmon wise, one grilse and one salmon landed. Lots a lot :-(

however one 4lb+ and one 6lb brownie so good on that front :-)

the brownie isn't by biggest - i have had 2 wild ones in recent year over 8lbs  :z15

Regards

James

Goolager

Re: Don Today
« Reply #129 on: October 29, 2009, 16:53:39 PM »
B****r!  just lost my story due to timing out :mad

Here's the bones................

Upper Don Today.
Nice Brownie to start :z6

Yellow and Black Tube brought a nice cock fish to the bank.


Shortly followed by this hefty bird.


Feeling invincible I tackled up the singlehander with a 9' extra fast sinking leader and a 1 1/4" copper tube? :shock

resulting in.......ta! da!


I went home a happy chap.

Iain

Iain Cameron

Re: Don Today
« Reply #130 on: October 29, 2009, 17:31:38 PM »

I went home a happy chap.

Iain

good work fella!

Jim Eddie

Re: Don Today
« Reply #131 on: October 29, 2009, 17:35:58 PM »
Looks like you had agood day Iain  :z16 now who mentioned kippers  :z4

I'm only Jealous becuase I won't manage out before the ends of the season  :roll
 :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."

Mike Barrio

Re: Don Today
« Reply #132 on: October 29, 2009, 17:37:37 PM »
Great stuff Iain ..... and you remembered the camera! :z16

Best wishes
Mike
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Noel kelly

Re: Don Today
« Reply #133 on: October 29, 2009, 19:16:16 PM »
Awesome Iain that,s a great days fishing :z16

j.r fartley

Re: Don Today
« Reply #134 on: October 29, 2009, 21:04:23 PM »
now thats a red letter day!  :cool:

 




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