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Graham Nicol

Breda and Fetternear
« on: October 12, 2012, 12:56:39 PM »
I shall be spending a day on each of these towards the end of the month. As I have fished neither in the past are any of you familiar with them and are there any pools I should concentrate on in particular?

Mike Barrio

Re: Breda and Fetternear
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 15:52:28 PM »
Hi "S-T"

I doubt if anybody would reply with info about individual pools on the open forum :wink but you might get some feedback through the Private Messages system.

Best wishes
Mike
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Tony Prior

Re: Breda and Fetternear
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 23:02:16 PM »
I don't know about Fetternear, but the river at Breda is quite narrow , albeit a long beat (ca 2m?).  Very little wading is needed.  The holding pools and runs are pretty obvious in such small water. I usually fish the lot from the top down. It's just the right size for a day's fishing, and it's a lovely beat with a single-hander or short double.  No hut. The car park area is in the middle of the beat, about 400yds from the river.  I wouldn't attempt taking a car down to the river unless it's a serious 4WD.  PM me if you'd like my angler's map.  Martin Webster, who you could well meet when you arrive, will probably keep you right anyway, (and will probably give you a map).

Noel kelly

Re: Breda and Fetternear
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 23:44:39 PM »
Now that's a fine first post tonyprior  :z16

Mike Barrio

Re: Breda and Fetternear
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 00:59:18 AM »
Yes, great stuff Tony ...... thanks for posting :z16

Best wishes
Mike
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Tony Prior

Re: Breda and Fetternear
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 10:11:27 AM »
Why, thank you gentlemen! :z18  Sorry I've been a member a while but forgot to introduce myself. :oops
Got to love the Don.  I've done for ...err 40-odd yrs :shock, albeit mostly at a distance.

Mike Barrio

Re: Breda and Fetternear
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 14:40:24 PM »
Welcome to the forum Tony :z16

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

Graham Nicol

Re: Breda and Fetternear
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 08:30:21 AM »
Thanks for the above.
Had a mixed visit.
Day 1 at Fetternear was a blank despite seeing quite a few fish including a very fresh looking double figure effort. Leaves were a real nuisance as there was quite a gale blowing. Very nice beat which is quite long and all left bank. Walking along some of the bankside is precarious as the long grass had fallen over and was hiding quite a few holes! There is a very good track that runs parallel. Managed to rip my waders in style finding out the hard way. Don water in October is refreshing to say the least!
Day 2 at Breda was good. Strong downstream wind and snow squalls all day but sunshine in between. Nice track runs along right bank and most pools have been strimmed nicely. Saw very few fish but managed to lose 2 very quickly and finally hold on to one of about 6lbs from a run towards the end of the beat. Park shrimp on a floater with 5ft fast sink tip did the trick
Day 3 was Bandley and this was a triumph. Overnight it had snowed and the roads were treacherous and it was sleeting heavily as we drove there. Setting up in those conditions is not good for the fram of mind! Nevertheless by the time I started the fould weather had blown through and it was a very nice day. Fished all morning on the pools I have done well in the past and nothing. I met my fishing buddy and he had 2 on and allys. Just themn I saw my first fish and decided to concentrate it. Lo and behold over next hour I had landed 3 fish and lost 1. Small cascades and park shrimps o na sink tip did the work. One was quite fresh and one a real kipper of about 20lbs




Jim Eddie

Re: Breda and Fetternear
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 12:23:46 PM »
 :z16 Looks like you had some good sport, thats 1st fish does look very fresh. shame about the weather.

 :z18

Jim
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