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Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #555 on: June 10, 2012, 17:12:27 PM »
Well done guys, good to see and hear of some good catches.

Alan if you had plenty of 1/2 and 3/4 lbrs on your first attempt then you are not doing much wrong :z16

In general most of my bigger fish have been rising and caught on drys. But looking at the pics above one on a streamer, one on a wet so all tactics work at the right time. Being in the right place at the right time is half the battle. For fly selection have a read back through this thread. Loads of info there.

Hamish Young

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #556 on: June 10, 2012, 17:55:09 PM »




Now that is a belting trout - well done Michael :!

:cool:
“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.”

Ewan Lindsay

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #557 on: June 10, 2012, 19:11:30 PM »
Stunning fish Michael  :z14 - beautiful colours and markings.

 :z16

Ewan

Jim Eddie

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #558 on: June 10, 2012, 20:13:40 PM »
Cracker Michael  :z16

 :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."

Jim Eddie

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #559 on: June 10, 2012, 20:15:53 PM »
Your fish is also a belter , well done Phil  :z16

 :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."

Phil

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #560 on: June 10, 2012, 21:06:04 PM »
Thanks guys :z18  :z16

Liam, well spotted  :wink


Phil

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #561 on: June 10, 2012, 23:25:38 PM »
I decided to cycle down to the river tonight. Headed down for nine and checked out a few of my favourite spots. Hardly anything showing until about 10pm when a few sporadic rises started to appear here and there. Then as the bats began their nightly hunt the big boys made their appearance, there were some HUGE fish!! I tracked a few sedges on the surface and just watched the big heads appear as they were slurped. I know where I'll be heading tomorrow night  :wink

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #562 on: June 13, 2012, 15:01:17 PM »
Now that I've got a 3lb+ Brown under my belt as of last night :z14 I've decided to try and target Sea Trout. Can anyone help me with tactics, flies, best times to fish for them?  :z16

Cheers
Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #563 on: June 13, 2012, 16:39:29 PM »
A 3 pounder...well done!!! What did you get it on?
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #564 on: June 13, 2012, 16:42:55 PM »
Thanks Rob!  :z16 It was taken on a size 14 CDC and Elk (one of Sandy's) just as the bats came out  :wink

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Ewan Lindsay

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #565 on: June 13, 2012, 18:59:36 PM »
Picture Liam, Picture!  :z15

Well done  :z16

Ewan

Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #566 on: June 13, 2012, 19:04:37 PM »
Yes well done Liam, you will never forget that one, first big brownie is special. I know you have a picture so get it sorted! Failing that bring your camera when you come over tomorrow night and I might be able to help.  :z16

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #567 on: June 14, 2012, 01:20:17 AM »
Another brilliant night out with wind knot (Michael), full report tomorrow  :z16

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #568 on: June 14, 2012, 06:40:18 AM »
Come on boys let's have it!  :z4

Phil

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #569 on: June 14, 2012, 08:55:43 AM »
Good job Liam!!!  wow, 3 pounds! :z16  :z18

Phil

 




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