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Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #375 on: February 28, 2011, 20:21:22 PM »
Loch Katrine ?

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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."

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #376 on: February 28, 2011, 22:38:19 PM »
No, but heading south is a good plan  :wink

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“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.”

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #377 on: February 28, 2011, 23:05:51 PM »
Loch Ken.

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #378 on: February 28, 2011, 23:28:12 PM »
“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.”

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #379 on: March 01, 2011, 21:26:50 PM »
Cheers Hamish.

Ok how about this one?

Prior to the building of the Caledonia Canal a different route was considered as an easier route from coast to coast instead of around the Firth.

So where was it and what waters would it utilise?

Silver Stoat

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #380 on: March 01, 2011, 22:24:02 PM »
Hi Dryflee never realised you were so good at general knowledge  :z16

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #381 on: March 01, 2011, 22:41:13 PM »
Was Loch Shin one of the lochs in that proposed canal :? Seems to 'ring bells' with me.

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“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.”

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #382 on: March 02, 2011, 12:37:37 PM »
Ah Hamish that would be telling, but looks like you must've been an avid reader of some of my previous ramblings?

So, come on then, name the waters and where the canal bits would have had to run.

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #383 on: March 02, 2011, 12:41:14 PM »


           loch venachar.

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #384 on: March 02, 2011, 12:52:13 PM »
I know the canal was bulit by Thomas Telford, but the route was originally surveyed by James Watt in 1773 , I'm sure he must have proposed an alternative route ? Not sure where it was though.

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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."

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #385 on: March 02, 2011, 13:01:43 PM »
Allan is the answer somewher close to home for you  :wink from the Moray firth to Loch Linnhe via Glrn More.

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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."

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #386 on: March 02, 2011, 13:04:10 PM »
Nope Jim, or Henry.  We clue (giveaway) check oot Hamish's last reply and fill in the blanks  :wink

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #387 on: March 02, 2011, 13:32:11 PM »
Ok Merkland -Shin - Dornoch Firth ?


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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."

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #388 on: March 02, 2011, 17:53:30 PM »
Close enough  :z16

The route was actually canal with locks from Laxford to Stack, canal again to More, third canal section with locks to Merkland, again to Grahama, short canal (probably a single lock actually) to Shin, then big canal section with locks through to Oykel which would be deepened to allow passafe through to Bonar Bridge and Kyle of Sutherland beyond.  Thankfully they never went for it, however hammered the area with a massive hydro system a good few years later.

It's also reckoned that vikings used this route as well, however they would have to carry thier boats (small traders, not longboats) over the land sections.  Overscaig is reputed to be a name of viking origin meaning moustacheoed (sp?) hound (well why not we've a bearded collie  :z4) although i did hear this late at night in the bar after a few apris fish lemonades.  :wink

Right Jim, your turn.  :z16

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #389 on: March 02, 2011, 18:45:16 PM »
Which country has the worlds highest (in terms of altitude) trout streams ?

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Jim

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