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Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #390 on: May 11, 2012, 09:03:55 AM »
What!? How the flippin hell is the river up 7 inches?  :mad Bloody weather, hopefully it'll be fishable tomorrow?  :z8

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Matt Henderson

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #391 on: May 11, 2012, 09:05:39 AM »
Just checked the levels on fishdpal. Don't look great. Oh well Spey casting practise with my left hand up it is!

Loxiafan

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #392 on: May 11, 2012, 11:24:45 AM »
.....and still rising. Anyone else noticing how it pishes down on a Thursday and Friday just in time to completely blooter the weekend trouting ?  As has been emphasized previously can the wife that is doing the rain dance in order to get the decorating etc done please stop NOW.

I can't speak for you guys but weather and water conds have been so bad this season I have been going out and having a go on day's that I wouldn't normally fish, as relatively speakling they have been the 'best' days  :shock  No wonder catch returns are down.

Lindsay

Ben_D

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #393 on: May 11, 2012, 12:22:38 PM »
There are salmon about and a woolly bugger (#4 with orange bead) will pick up trout right next to the bank with 3' on at Kintore providing it is steady or falling and there is minimum 18" visibility.

It was up at Kintore at least 7" on last night at about 8PM, didn't notice the colour, I was driving too quick!

Ben

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #394 on: May 11, 2012, 12:36:53 PM »
Its looking like Monymusk is going to be in for a shock tomorrow when I turn up with my flies ;) Mught have to take the salmon rods too..just in case.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #395 on: May 11, 2012, 12:40:04 PM »
Just drove over the bridge at Inverurie and it's not looking too coloured (this was at a glance though) I'm gonna give it a go tomorrow to see  :cool:

Liam

Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #396 on: May 11, 2012, 12:53:44 PM »
There are salmon about and a woolly bugger (#4 with orange bead) will pick up trout right next to the bank with 3' on at Kintore providing it is steady or falling and there is minimum 18" visibility.

Ben

That's the spirit Ben  :z16

Matt Henderson

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #397 on: May 11, 2012, 13:16:56 PM »
Once I finish painting the forking lavvy I'm going to grad out for a cast. We'll see how it goes.

Does anybody else find that the mere mention of DIY annoys them!

Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #398 on: May 11, 2012, 13:37:46 PM »
Once I finish painting the forking lavvy I'm going to grad out for a cast. We'll see how it goes.

Does anybody else find that the mere mention of DIY annoys them!


Yes! It's bloody never ending round my gaff.

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #399 on: May 11, 2012, 17:06:15 PM »
Can anyone hazard a guess as to what shape the river will be in tomorrow? Obviously it'll be up but will it be clearing?  :z16

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Matt Henderson

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #400 on: May 11, 2012, 19:40:21 PM »
Sitting on the bank after fishing a very spiritual pool ;)

Water is high and coloured but is clearing. Temperature of the water about 7 degrees C.

Haven't seen any fish. Salmon or trout. Some swallows/swifts combing the water so must be some insect life about.

Fished here and a bit downstream to give my left hand up Spey casting a dust off. Pleasant evening for it. Saw two Deer and a wee otter. Off home for a chinese take away and a beer.

Definitely worth a try tomorrow Liam.

Cheers Matt

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #401 on: May 12, 2012, 10:00:48 AM »
So who's heading out today then? Just checked Fishpal and it's running at 2 ft 5 at Haughton  :X1

might be a pointless trip but ah well   :roll

Good luck to those venturing out  :z16

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #402 on: May 12, 2012, 16:41:29 PM »
Well Liam any action? Didn't go today just looked two coloured to me.

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #403 on: May 12, 2012, 18:13:03 PM »
Bugger all!!   :mad

A handful of fish my rising in my secret spot but I couldn't tempt any  :X1 Had a talk with a nice guy who hadn't had any either  :z8

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Ben_D

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #404 on: May 12, 2012, 18:34:07 PM »
Bugger all!! 

Did you try the above?  I bet you'd have nailed a few that way.


Ben

 




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