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Dutchfly

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #405 on: March 05, 2011, 09:07:33 AM »
Mary Stuart had a 'hoose' on Loch Leven. She was hung on february 8th 1587  "in the Great Hall of Fotheringhay between the hours of nine and ten in the morning." Didn't she try to kill the Queen?

CU

Jeroen

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #406 on: March 05, 2011, 10:22:37 AM »
nope on both counts guys.  Keep the guesses comin.

Irvine Ross

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #407 on: March 05, 2011, 11:15:39 AM »
I think you are referring to the Wolf of Badenoch who had a castle on Loch an Eilein. One of his dastardly deeds would have been sacking and burning Elgin and its cathedral but he did a lot more than that. He lived some time around 1350 -1400.

Can't claim the bonus point I'm afraid. Tell us all the gory details.

Irvine

Rob Brownfield

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #408 on: March 05, 2011, 17:17:19 PM »
He lived some time around 1350 -1400.

He did all that in only 10 minutes? ;)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Rob Brownfield

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #409 on: March 05, 2011, 17:19:59 PM »
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?


Matt Hayes? ;)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Graham Ritchie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #410 on: March 05, 2011, 22:44:23 PM »
I think you are referring to the Wolf of Badenoch who had a castle on Loch an Eilein. One of his dastardly deeds would have been sacking and burning Elgin and its cathedral but he did a lot more than that. He lived some time around 1350 -1400.

Can't claim the bonus point I'm afraid. Tell us all the gory details.

Irvine

Also on Loch-in-dorb.

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #411 on: March 06, 2011, 16:10:21 PM »
Irvine's almost there with Mr Ritchie getting the hoose location right.

Lochindorb was the famous troot water i was after and Wolf of Badenoch certainly correct, as was the burning of Elgin Cathedral, but castle on Loch an Eilien?  Not quite. He did have a castle in the area but he wouldn't recognise it as another ancient monument has been built on the site.  I was simply going to say where but where's the fun in that?  So where was this (which was also his reported place of death) Big clue: you can see it overlooking the Spey opposite Kingussie at the side of the A9.  If you can't get it from that i'll have to tell you  :z4
And how was he reputed to have died? (Bit of folk lore in this but a good and fitting wee tale none the less  :wink)

Allan

Mike M

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #412 on: March 06, 2011, 18:24:19 PM »
Ruthven barracks/castle?

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #413 on: March 06, 2011, 20:48:15 PM »
Ruthven barracks/castle?

Correct.  :z16

Local legend has it the Wolf of Badenoch died in his castle at Ruthven after playing (and losing) the Devil at chess (or was it cards??) one dark and stormy night.  Why is it it's always a dark and stormy night when these things happen?  Why not a damp mild midge infested mid afternoon?  :z4

Ok time for someone else to come up with a question 'cause i've been hogging this too long.  Sorry Guys

Allan

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #414 on: March 08, 2011, 08:28:27 AM »
OK then.... another one of these:

Which loch am I :?

Few anglers heading north consider me for a visit and pass my waters by - most have no idea I exist.
This is surprising as at around 160 acres, surrounded by quality agricultural land and with an average depth of around 2 metres I am one of the most prolific trout lochs in Easter Ross. Despite this, I am under fished.
One of the reasons I fish well in the early season is my waters are a mere 15 metres above sea level.

So...... which loch am I :z8

H
“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 #415 on: March 08, 2011, 11:35:44 AM »
Loch Eye ?

 :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 #416 on: March 08, 2011, 14:07:18 PM »
 Jim you beat me to it.

Allan

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #417 on: March 08, 2011, 14:46:45 PM »
Loch Eye ?

Correct - well done Jim :z16

Over to you :cool:
: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 #418 on: March 08, 2011, 17:41:38 PM »
Locals call them "Tyees" but what do we more commonly know them as ?

 :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."

Peter McCallum

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #419 on: March 08, 2011, 17:59:56 PM »
Chinook or King Salmon??

 




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