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Mike Barrio

A grand day out on the River Don
« on: June 13, 2009, 21:35:08 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

"Spiderman", "Bri" and myself enjoyed a grand day out on the Kildrummy Fishings on Friday. We were met by "Gus the ghillie" and given a tour of the water by landrover, excellent start to the day! This is a delightful stretch of the river in beautiful surroundings, lovely and peaceful, we even disturbed a deer in the morning which bounded off across the field.

We all found the water at Kildrummy to be the perfect sort of width, one which enabled us to cover all areas with ease. We only fished about a tenth of the beat on the day, as it was such a lovely stretch with very easy wading and it just looked so very "fishy".

Hatches were consistant throughout the day and there were enough small fish rising to keep things interesting, we didn't see many larger fish rise though and my best would have been somewhere around the 3/4 lb mark. Sandy caught fish in good numbers and had fun experimenting with deep nymphing under the banks, but it was Brian who caught and released the best trout of the day, a cracking Brownie of approx 3 lb!

We took a break at around 5.30 and went up to the Glenkindie Arms, where we had a delicious meal, the food really was first class. Then we returned to the river and fished till around 10.30.
All in all, a great day out in great company! :z16















I will update the Kildrummy Fishings information on the main website as soon as I get a chance.

I have enjoyed some great fishing over the years due to the generosity of people like Bruce Sandison ( Bruce's book really is "the bible" of where to fish in Scotland ) sharing their knowledge of our lochs and rivers, complete with all the important details regarding location, how to get there, who to contact and what to expect ....... I strongly agree with this sharing of knowledge and that is what our "Fishing The Fly" website is all about :wink

Please post your own experiences :z16
Best wishes
Mike Barrio
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Brian Brand

Re: A grand day out on the River Don
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 22:51:44 PM »
Hi all,

Just to add what Mike has said it was a fantastic day out, great company, great fishing what a beat where everywhere looked `fishy' which suited me as I really only fish for Trout, food at the Glenkindie Arms was not to be missed but also many thanks to Gus the Ghillie who met us and went over the whole beat, approx 4 miles, that sort of intro does not always happens.

We fished all of the afternoon and had quite a lot of smaller trout, went for our meal then back to the river, decided to leave my bag and net in the car ie travelling light, what a mistake hooked into a great trout hence that it why it ended up on the bank, it was returned for someone else.

The whole day just highlighted that we `should look outwith the box' works speak, there is some terrific water right on our doorstep that we should take a look at. It is good to take us out of our comfort zones and put us to somewhere we have never fished before and catch fish. Although saying that if I hadn't caught a thing I would still have had a great day.

Again thanks to Mike, Sandy & Gus.

Regards,
Bri.

Noel kelly

Re: A grand day out on the River Don
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009, 23:48:00 PM »
Great stuff lads, looks like very nice water, will have to have a look at getting up there sometime.  :z16

Peter McCallum

Re: A grand day out on the River Don
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009, 08:34:39 AM »

I have enjoyed some great fishing over the years due to the generosity of people like Bruce Sandison ( Bruce's book really is "the bible" of where to fish in Scotland ) sharing their knowledge of our lochs and rivers, complete with all the important details regarding location, how to get there, who to contact and what to expect ....... I strongly agree with this sharing of knowledge and that is what our "Fishing The Fly" website is all about :wink



Hear Hear.

Looked a nice day Mike glad you enjoyed it. A nice trout Brian  :z14

Sandy Nelson

Re: A grand day out on the River Don
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009, 08:41:03 AM »
I had  a great day.
I've not fished Kildrummy before, i wish i had :z6 As Mike says, a great size to cover the fish.
Easy to wade if needed, and beautiful surroundings.
The food at the Glenkindie arms was superb  :z18 Heartily reccomended, Decent Beer too :z16

Brian's fish was the icing on the cake, well done that man :z16

I couldn't have wished for a better day out for a last river trip before we go. Cheers Guys :z18

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Goolager

Re: A grand day out on the River Don
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009, 11:48:41 AM »
Fandabidozy pic's of the river -enough to make a glass eye weep (if you can't get out much that is).

well done Bri but you could have played ball and let Sandy have first go for it :grin

That's what it's all about.

Great stuff.

Iain

paavo

Re: A grand day out on the River Don
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009, 15:56:12 PM »
Nice photos of the river and a lovely trout.  :z16

//Harri

j.r fartley

Re: A grand day out on the River Don
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2009, 21:06:38 PM »
cracking photos mike,the river looks lovely up that way and what a fish!  :z15

Paul Rankine

Re: A grand day out on the River Don
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2009, 21:16:13 PM »
Hi,
    Great pics Mike .

 Thanks for sharing .

Cheers,

Paul.

PS: Cracking fish too!

turracoo

Re: A grand day out on the River Don
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2009, 00:11:56 AM »
Hi mike

How,s things?

Great pictures looks a really nice stretch of water :z16

Think i,ll give gus a bell,spoke to gus last year and he mentioned the brown trout fishing was good up there.

Good to see you had a good day,As i imagine you don,t get much time fishing yourself with the fishery.

Tight lines
Chris :z15

 




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