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Noel Kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #495 on: 29/05/2012 at 15:21 »
Could well be Duncan. I'm not familiar with sea trout at all. The rises were more like lunges, very splashy.

Phil

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #496 on: 29/05/2012 at 16:55 »
Noel,

ok interesting... maybe I should observe more...  :z5 my last question was more or less if you have seen the trout rising steadily? I mean last time I have been out, I have seen one rise/splash and than 10-15min later another one, but on a different spot... so I could not spot any target to cast my dry fly...  that's what I tried to say when I asked if you have seen the trout?  :z4 sorry, german accent, hehehe....

Cheers,
Phil

Noel Kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #497 on: 29/05/2012 at 19:26 »
Noel,

ok interesting... maybe I should observe more...  :z5 my last question was more or less if you have seen the trout rising steadily? I mean last time I have been out, I have seen one rise/splash and than 10-15min later another one, but on a different spot... so I could not spot any target to cast my dry fly...  that's what I tried to say when I asked if you have seen the trout?  :z4 sorry, german accent, hehehe....

Cheers,
Phil

Germany cool :z16 worked in a few different places there a few years ago. Loved the place.
Yes the trout were rising steadily last night, couldn't see much on the water other than the occasional sedge  but they were feeding hard.
Tonight looks good, get yourself down to the river!

Eddie Sinclair

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #498 on: 31/05/2012 at 22:31 »
Guys, this may not be the correct part of the forum, modes anyone know who owns the fishing that Colin Hart used to run from the Grant Arms at Monymusk these days?

Thanks in advance,

Eddie.

Hamish Young

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #499 on: 31/05/2012 at 22:42 »
I believe it's all owned by the Monymusk Estate - so that would be Archie Grant.

H :z3

Eddie Sinclair

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #500 on: 31/05/2012 at 22:57 »
Hamish, thanks for the info. I have not been there for many years and feel like I should go back as there was some fantastic trout fishing there.

Eddie.

Hamish Young

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #501 on: 31/05/2012 at 22:59 »
Still let through the Grant Arms Hotel in Monymusk.
Enjoy :!

H :cool:

Marc Fauvet

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #502 on: 01/06/2012 at 08:27 »
be sure to take a few minutes to read the catch records ledger when your there.  :wink

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #503 on: 01/06/2012 at 08:53 »
I believe it's all owned by the Monymusk Estate - so that would be Archie Grant.

H :z3

Ahem!!! SIR Archie Grant if you don't mind!  :X2

Mad as a hatter!!!

kinloch

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #504 on: 01/06/2012 at 19:29 »
I finally made it up your way lads. Hot weather and great evening fishing. Had 3 fish over 4lb (plus lots  between 1 and 2lb) over 2 nights as darkness fell. Also had 2 days and 2 evenings  on the Deveron and did very well but it's a bit of a duffers river compared to The Don, easy really, and the Don fish are far nicer to look at. I hope to get back up later in the summer for the big sedge hatches.  :cool:

Michael Buchan

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #505 on: 02/06/2012 at 01:04 »
Was having a frustraiting week on the river this week, tuesday evening never say a rise, wedensday rose 2 decent fish and missed them both, thursday rose one and missed it again  :z8 that was up until 11 oclock tonight when i spotted a good fish rising steadily just off the bank tried it with a cdc and elk then switched to a red spinner pattern and up it came after 5mins most of which it spent in the air and some brown marks on my boxers i landed my new PB 4.25lb according to my mclean net, absolutly stocked.  Unfortunatly left my camera in the car which im gutted about.  I did remember to take some scale samples for Jamie tho would be interesting to find out how old it was.

Michael



Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #506 on: 02/06/2012 at 01:07 »
Great stuff Michael :z16

Best wishes
Mike

Noel Kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #507 on: 02/06/2012 at 08:44 »
Was having a frustraiting week on the river this week, tuesday evening never say a rise, wedensday rose 2 decent fish and missed them both, thursday rose one and missed it again  :z8 that was up until 11 oclock tonight when i spotted a good fish rising steadily just off the bank tried it with a cdc and elk then switched to a red spinner pattern and up it came after 5mins most of which it spent in the air and some brown marks on my boxers i landed my new PB 4.25lb according to my mclean net, absolutly stocked.  Unfortunatly left my camera in the car which im gutted about.  I did remember to take some scale samples for Jamie tho would be interesting to find out how old

Well done Michael  :z16

Goolager

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #508 on: 02/06/2012 at 13:48 »
and up it came after 5mins most of which it spent in the air and some brown marks on my boxers i landed my new PB 4.25. Unfortunatly left my camera in the car which im gutted about. 

Just a picture of the fish would have been nice, not interested in your fouled clothing.  :z4

Well done Mikhail.

I,m sure There may be a few more big ones soon.

Preaching to the converted - no camera?  FAIL!

Iain

Noel Kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #509 on: 02/06/2012 at 16:26 »
Out for a few hrs today. Lots of fly life about and lots of fish rising. Olives,sedge and plagues of "small black shit" Water was boiling with rises in a few spots. Nothing big showing though but a great few hrs had catching the occasional 1/2 lbr with a few up to 3/4lbs.