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Duncan McRae

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #495 on: May 29, 2012, 14:48:31 PM »
Hi Noel

Any chance that the big fish you saw might have been sea trout?
I was also out last night and noticed a couple of real big fish lunging on the surface.I suspect they were sea trout but  i'm not certain.This is about the time i would expect to see them arriving.

Regards
Duncan

Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #496 on: May 29, 2012, 15:21:07 PM »
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 #497 on: May 29, 2012, 16:55:12 PM »
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 #498 on: May 29, 2012, 19:26:02 PM »
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 #499 on: May 31, 2012, 22:31:08 PM »
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.
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Hamish Young

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #500 on: May 31, 2012, 22:42:51 PM »
I believe it's all owned by the Monymusk Estate - so that would be Archie Grant.

H :z3
Salmon and trout play so important a part in the lives of many of us, they are so interwoven with out happiest days, with our hopes, our joys, our fears and our sorrows that we can never be satisfied. G H Nall 'The life of the Sea Trout'

Eddie Sinclair

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #501 on: May 31, 2012, 22:57:49 PM »
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.
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Hamish Young

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #502 on: May 31, 2012, 22:59:03 PM »
Still let through the Grant Arms Hotel in Monymusk.
Enjoy :!

H :cool:
Salmon and trout play so important a part in the lives of many of us, they are so interwoven with out happiest days, with our hopes, our joys, our fears and our sorrows that we can never be satisfied. G H Nall 'The life of the Sea Trout'

Marc Fauvet

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #503 on: June 01, 2012, 08:27:07 AM »
be sure to take a few minutes to read the catch records ledger when your there.  :wink

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #504 on: June 01, 2012, 08:53:50 AM »
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!!!
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

kinloch

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #505 on: June 01, 2012, 19:29:16 PM »
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 #506 on: June 02, 2012, 01:04:14 AM »
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 #507 on: June 02, 2012, 01:07:54 AM »
Great stuff Michael :z16

Best wishes
Mike
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Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #508 on: June 02, 2012, 08:44:45 AM »
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 #509 on: June 02, 2012, 13:48:50 PM »
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

 




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