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Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #600 on: June 16, 2012, 17:32:21 PM »
Well done lads, lots of nice fish about. Typical, off on holiday when things were kicking off.

Aye Trig, Mike n Liam are fishing our run!  :X2 :wink

Liam, Scott is Klinkhammer - haven't seen his fish yet, can't wait.

Well done again to all  :z16

Iain

Good holiday? Did you get any fishing done?  :z16

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Andy Finlay

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #601 on: June 19, 2012, 16:53:58 PM »
Hows the river looking, is it OK colour wise after the rain the last few days?

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #602 on: June 19, 2012, 17:00:59 PM »
Hi Andy,

I was out last night and it was perfect. A nice tea colour, the fish were up as normal. I had a great night anyways, I'd recommend getting out tonight if you can  :z16

Liam 
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

liamY83

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #603 on: June 20, 2012, 14:23:51 PM »
Hi Guys,

A friend and I who generally fish still waters for stocked fish decided a change was in order and are looking to concentrate our efforts on wild fish.  We had our first day on the Don yesterday, fishing the Waterside and Haughton beats at Alford.  We had a great day (by our standards) catching and releasing 35 fish between us, mainly taking them on size 12/14 Caddis, nymphs and hare's ears. 

Although the sport was great and we can't wait to get out again all the fish were on the small side, ranging from just a couple of ounces to maybe just over half a pound.  We're told there are larger fish on these beats and were wondering if any of you 'river regulars' had any tips/advice on getting among these fish?  We always fish catch and release and aren't looking to take any out of the water, instead looking for something that offers a wee bit more sport.  When fishing the still waters we've been relatively successful in targeting specimen fish and caught far more fish than we anticipated yesterday but would happily swap those numbers to catch 2 or 3 1lb plus trout.  Perhaps we're being optimistic expecting larger fish and the size of the fish we took out is the norm and we thought this the best place to find out.

Thanks,

Liam


Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #604 on: June 20, 2012, 14:48:23 PM »
Hi Liam

Welcome to the forum. Yes, there are larger fish throughout the river system ...... just give yourself a season or two to get to know the river and you should start to find success, there are no shortcuts :wink

Best wishes
Mike
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Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #605 on: June 23, 2012, 17:54:16 PM »
Can anyone hazard a guess as to when the Don will be fishable again?  :z8

Cheers
Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Catman

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #606 on: June 24, 2012, 07:36:54 AM »
Liam


At this rate 2013  :z19

Alex

Ben_D

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #607 on: June 24, 2012, 14:27:10 PM »
Big at Kintore today  :cry

Wednesday could be worth a chuck for the silver things.


Cheers

Ben

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #608 on: June 24, 2012, 21:14:06 PM »
Hi Guys,

A friend and I who ..............

Hi Liam

Hope you enjoyed your fishing at Haddo today!

From what we discussed this afternoon, I don't think your larger Don fish will take long to make an appearance ........ Enjoy :cool:

Best wishes
Mike
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

liamY83

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #609 on: June 24, 2012, 21:29:50 PM »
Mike,

Thoroughly enjoyed my day, fish were in great condition and helped continue my education in chasing the brownies. Will definitely be back!

Thanks for the tips regarding the Don, hoping to head up on Tuesday evening, hopefully the water levels will have dropped and the weather will be better than it was today! Nothing beats a Scottish summer....

Liam

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #610 on: June 24, 2012, 22:19:18 PM »
Big at Kintore today  :cry

Wednesday could be worth a chuck for the silver things.


Cheers

Ben

Roach? ;)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Allan Liddle

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #611 on: June 24, 2012, 22:59:12 PM »
Big at Kintore today  :cry

Wednesday could be worth a chuck for the silver things.


Cheers

Ben

Acht thon tourist things just get in the road.  :grin

Mark Zhang

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #612 on: June 26, 2012, 00:55:41 AM »
tried spinning last night from 10pm to 12pm. only one bite, the fish jumped out water and lost it.  :X1 didn't see fish rising a lot. hope today is a good day.  :z14

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #613 on: June 26, 2012, 14:27:27 PM »
The river levels are dropping fast!!  :z14 brilliant, hopefully it's clearing too. Has anyone been down at all today?  :cool:

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

josh

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #614 on: June 26, 2012, 17:34:08 PM »
Was down the kintore beat of the don today.
There was quite a lot of rises and a good hatch of sedges at around 1:30 2:00
I managed to catch a 1/2 pounder and lost a fish round about 1 1/2 2 lb went under the bank as i was gettin my net i left a bit away when i took my vest and jumper off bumber :cry
will be back down later to see if a can catch the bad boy or a bigger one hopefully  :z15 oh and both were on the dry (klink)

 




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