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Goolager

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2012, 21:07:51 PM »
Hi Matt,

I made the decision last night to fish a pool that I last fished 3 seasons ago and it was a big dissapointment, despite altering fly and leader densities all I could do was remove all of the mossy weed from the tops of the numerous boulders  :z8

So I jumped in the car and headed for spot #2, after that long walk I had a half dozen casts before receiving a call from one of those big metally structures in the sea and it was game abandoned. I did stop off, on the long walk back, to fish a section of deep slow water which was not created for the fly & managed to hook a lively brownie of about 2lb. He wasn't on for long which is good as those are meant to be caught on shorter wooden rods. Nice timely reminder though :z12

Iain

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #76 on: March 10, 2012, 11:56:00 AM »
Iain  :z16

What sort of fly did the brownie take? Is it a common thing to hook one while salmon fishing?  :shock

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Goolager

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2012, 14:01:15 PM »
Hi Liam,

It's not uncommon to hook Brownies on Salmon flies. I'm sure I've encountered them every season & had them from around 3/4 lb to about 4lb.
I hate it for a few reasons, primarily I don't like pricking large doubles into them, secondly when Salmon fishing you want every pull or hook up to be with the intended quarry & thirdly you can fish all season for Brownies, matching hatches, being as technical as you can and never get as big a fish. 



not my flies, but for all intents & purposes this is what he took.

Won't be long now.

Iain

Goolager

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #78 on: March 11, 2012, 13:44:49 PM »


Another Go Pro delight?

Iain

Barry Robertson

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #79 on: March 11, 2012, 13:53:09 PM »
Looking forward to seeing these clips once i get off this rig!

Paul Garrigan

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #80 on: March 11, 2012, 14:08:25 PM »
Top stuff Iain.  :z16 You must have thought for a bit it was springer after that first run?  :cool:

danbruce

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #81 on: March 11, 2012, 19:42:06 PM »
Cracking clip Iain, heres hoping your next one is a springer.

Cheers

Dan

Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #82 on: March 11, 2012, 20:46:59 PM »
Looks like fun Iain. We're you trying to teach it to fly there bit before you landed it?

Kev Danby

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #83 on: March 12, 2012, 21:51:21 PM »
Fished the Don on at Inverurie on Saturday alas no fish, no water and the wind was a pest. There were a good few people fishing no one had caught, there were a few Kelts moving and one good sized trout coming up on on a regular basis. The Bailiff made an appearance and said a few fresh fish had been taken off the lower beats.

Still it was better than decorating.

 

Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #84 on: March 12, 2012, 22:24:14 PM »
one good sized trout coming up on on a regular basis.
 

Now that's what I like to hear :grin

Goolager

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #85 on: March 12, 2012, 22:47:16 PM »
 Me too Trig  :z16

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #86 on: March 12, 2012, 23:08:54 PM »
Me three guys  :z4 :z4

Can't wait for the season to begin   :z2
Liam
« Last Edit: March 12, 2012, 23:35:50 PM by TheYoungGun »
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #87 on: March 16, 2012, 21:01:30 PM »
Only 16 more sleeps to go   :z14

As the start of the new season falls on Sunday the 1st of April, fishing the Don is ruled out  :cry. So as I'm desperate to get out on the 1st I was thinking on giving the little River Ury a go. A new river for me, I have had a few guys share some info and tactics  :z16 but I'm still a little unsure. Just wondered if anyone fancies showing me the ropes on this stretch of water or just exploring a new bit of water too?  :z2

Cheers
Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #88 on: March 23, 2012, 13:21:36 PM »
Was down the River today trying my luck at a bit of Salmon fishing  :X1. I've only tried it once before so... You can imagine  :X2. Had what I think was a rattle and that was it  :cry

At about 11.25 a few flies started to come off, followed by a few more and a few more. From what I could tell they were defo Large Dark Olives and March Browns. The MBs were huge  :shock :shock. I sat around for a while before wandering down to my favourite pool and the fish were rising  :z14 some big boys too by the looks of things. Hatch lasted for around 30mins.

Great to watch, gives me hope for the new season. I'm counting down the days now  :z16

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #89 on: March 23, 2012, 19:39:42 PM »
Good stuff Liam. Hurry on April!

 




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