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Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #405 on: May 12, 2012, 18:52:45 PM »
Sadly I don't have any of the beasts  :z10

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Ben_D

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #406 on: May 12, 2012, 19:16:50 PM »
Get some tied, best thing when water's big

Ben

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #407 on: May 12, 2012, 20:33:04 PM »
Todays fish taken on a fly i adapted from an american patten and now named the SSS. :)



A smidge under 24" :)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Ben_D

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #408 on: May 12, 2012, 20:47:37 PM »
Superb Rob, was that later after the water cleared a bit?  Mainwaring was at Castle Forbes this morning and left because of the colour.

Did you weigh it?


Ben

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #409 on: May 12, 2012, 20:55:43 PM »
Took it about 2pm. Did not weigh it, something I don't normally do, but Iain took scale samples etc. Mainwaring should have hung about, I kind of wished i had taken my salmon gear, was starting to look very nice around 5pm.

Using that chart http://www.jrwfishing.com/fish_sizes.asp it comes out at 5.2 to 5.7 pounds..I think it was a bit lighter than that.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Iain Cameron

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #410 on: May 12, 2012, 20:56:40 PM »
Was about 2pm or so I think.
Really interesting colouration. Body like a coloured up salmon, but the classic shiny, bright cheeks of a brownie. But let's not talk about Rob....


Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #411 on: May 12, 2012, 20:59:03 PM »
But let's not talk about Rob....



 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #412 on: May 12, 2012, 21:29:17 PM »
Excellent stuff Rob :z16

Cheers
Mike
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Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #413 on: May 12, 2012, 21:37:38 PM »
Excellent stuff Rob :z16

Cheers
Mike

Cheers Mike...lets see if I can get one of your Brownes tomorrow. Really looking forward to it.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

danbruce

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #414 on: May 12, 2012, 22:19:55 PM »
Good stuff Rob. :z16
That is a cracking looking trout.

Dan

Hamish Young

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #415 on: May 13, 2012, 11:25:21 AM »
Nice Rob..... very nice  :z16

: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.”

Phil

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #416 on: May 13, 2012, 12:01:28 PM »
Wow, what a big trout!!! Congratulations  :z18

Rob, any more info about your special fly? I mean... dry, nymph, wet, streamer?  :z4

I streamered yesterday morning a few hours, caugth a tinny trout about the size of my hand... but current was quite strong and the water very dark...

Just wondering...  :X2

Cheers,
Phil

Loxiafan

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #417 on: May 13, 2012, 14:03:44 PM »
It has been pretty hard going lately Rob....It will all come good in the end, next fish may be a 5 pounder !

Lindsay

I am I a genius or what ? !  :z14 Great fish Rob, well done ! ! !  :z15

Conditions shockarooney here again today, I am not bothering trying to cast a fly in that ! :shock Had too many days this season watching the fly land 10 feet left, right, or behind the tip of the fly line.  :z6 Doing some tying instead 2day.

Since I am on a roll with 'predictions' if anyone needs next week's Lotto numbers or the winner of the 2.15 at Ascot on Monday you know where to come !  :z4


L

kinloch

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #418 on: May 13, 2012, 14:49:00 PM »
I've been reading your don posts for a while now guys looks like things are hard in that neck of the woods and its been tough going this year. Over here in the west we have had the best start in living memory. Clyde, Annan and others have been fishing there socks off with hunners of big fish caught. It has been just brilliant, huge hatches that have just gone on and on and on. Funny how in a wee country like  Scotland one part of the country can be so good and another part so poor.  Just down to the weather I suppose but the don has a name for being very fickle at the best of times even when conditions are good.  I am off this week and I was going to spend three days on the Don at Monymusk as I do every year in May but seeing the forecast and reading these posts I'll not bother. It looks as bad as ever for as far as they can see ahead.  :cry  Anyone know if the deveron is fishing well? 


Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #419 on: May 13, 2012, 15:32:08 PM »
Great fish rob, well done :z16

 




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