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Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #390 on: March 02, 2011, 19:06:37 PM »
My gut instinct would be to say the Himalayas are a likely bet, so initially I'd plump for Kashmir - but that's not a country so the answer could be India, Pakistan or China.

So - I'm going with Nepal :?

: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.”

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #391 on: March 02, 2011, 19:09:22 PM »
Close but no Cigar Hamish  :wink

 :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."

Derek Roxborough

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #392 on: March 02, 2011, 20:05:54 PM »
Bhutan? easgach 1

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #393 on: March 02, 2011, 20:17:03 PM »
The Kingdom of Bhutan it is , stocked with Leven troot  :z16

 :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."

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #394 on: March 03, 2011, 09:21:27 AM »
Joker

How did these leven troots get into these high mountain lochs and by whom?

Catman

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #395 on: March 03, 2011, 12:38:10 PM »
Probably the Victorians as they did else where in the world, eggs frozen & placed in wooden crates with straw, which were then shipped around the world, a similar thing was done in Australia at a place called the Salmon Ponds in Tasmania.

Alex
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Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #396 on: March 03, 2011, 13:12:43 PM »
Aye ok that explains how the leven strain fish got into Bhutan, but how specifically did they get into these high lochs?

I'll give you a clue, it was explained in the 'Accidental Angler'  :wink

Derek Roxborough

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #397 on: March 03, 2011, 18:35:43 PM »
loch Leven trout round here were taken up by pony in panniers, when were Brook trout introduced into the UK? easgach1

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #398 on: March 04, 2011, 14:07:11 PM »
loch Leven trout round here were taken up by pony in panniers, when were Brook trout introduced into the UK? easgach1

Wrong.  It was actually convicts who were given the task as punishment and carried the fish in bags on thier backs apparently  :shock.

Circa 1880's Derek?  A couple of our upland lochs have them as a naturally regenerating spiecies now from previous stocks of many moons ago.

Derek Roxborough

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #399 on: March 04, 2011, 14:15:10 PM »
there are believed to pre Ice age trout and post Ice age trout in some lochs, but round here the high hill lochs were stocked every 3 years by the wagon coming from Howietoun and then locals taking them up with a garron and 2 milkchurns,I know of some lochs that were stocked like this as recently as the late 20's, and our club lochs were stocked this way , why do you think " Loch Leven" trout are any different from other trout?or is this some sort of deja vu?
 ??? easgach 1

Derek Roxborough

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #400 on: March 04, 2011, 14:22:35 PM »
1864 for England and 1870 for the local upland lochans, never heard the one about convicts, no mention of it in " 100
years in the highlands" or" Pigeon holes of memory"It may be my PC but I dont get the posts right away, which is why I seem to be playing catchup  ???  easgach 1

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #401 on: March 04, 2011, 15:23:31 PM »
1864 for England and 1870 for the local upland lochans, never heard the one about convicts, no mention of it in " 100
years in the highlands" or" Pigeon holes of memory"It may be my PC but I dont get the posts right away, which is why I seem to be playing catchup  ???  easgach 1

Your getting your wires crossed , the stocking by convicts was the trout in Bhutan.

 :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."

Derek Roxborough

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #402 on: March 04, 2011, 19:06:01 PM »
sorry jedi it was dry flee that posted about the convicts stocking the high hill lochs, not guilty,easgach 1

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #403 on: March 05, 2011, 02:36:40 AM »
sorry jedi it was dry flee that posted about the convicts stocking the high hill lochs, not guilty,easgach 1

Crossed wires Derek, Jim's right i was refering to the Bhutan question, not your local reply, sorry for the confusion.
Guilty for not reading your post correctly.

Allan

PS

I was famous for terrorising my local area and committed many brutal acts, some of which you can still visit today.  I had several homes but my most famous is still standing on an island on a famous troot loch.

Who am i, when did i live, what bad thing will i be most remembered for, where's that well known 'hoose' of mine and for a real big fat bonus, how and where did i die?

Easy.... :wink

Peter Rawlinson

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #404 on: March 05, 2011, 05:52:32 AM »
Duke of Cumberland ?

 




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