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Allan Liddle

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #105 on: April 20, 2017, 08:46:24 AM »
Excellent stuff guys, one thing though, is there any wee fish in our rivers this year ?   :z4 :z4 :z4

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #106 on: April 20, 2017, 08:52:05 AM »
Excellent stuff guys, one thing though, is there any wee fish in our rivers this year ?   :z4 :z4 :z4

Here's one I released yesterday Allan :z12

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Iain Cameron

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #107 on: April 20, 2017, 09:53:36 AM »
plenty of fish, big and small, in the Don. 

I was in right places at right times to find a couple of 3lbers the other day. The first one dove into a weed bed and tangled us up for a while, much the amusement of a passing dog walker (who kindly cheered and gave a thumbs up when i finally coaxed the trout into the net).

The second one was feeding hard, and clocked in at 3 1/4, and around 18" and a bit, but was still very skinny; you can possibly see lack of depth/firmness in his belly, particularly around the dorsal fin. Compare that to the bruiser that Scott posted recently!  Guessing this lad has spawned, and been slow in chowing down.








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Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #108 on: April 20, 2017, 18:58:42 PM »
It was a lesson in the Class of Grass and Glass today.



Lovely day to be out, but not many rising fish, so it ended up being a day of picking pockets with Tungsten. Worked though :z12



Liam had his biggest so far this year :z18



But for once, i managed to go one better, and broke my PB  :z16



So an awesome day all round, the fish were all in superb condition, deep and solid, who needs to fly half way round the world :z14

Sandy

John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #109 on: April 20, 2017, 19:07:21 PM »
Awesome ....... well done guys :z16
Maybe I should have tagged along today instead of yesterday :z4  :z4  :z4
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Ali Mcewan

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #110 on: April 20, 2017, 19:32:24 PM »
Well done guys 👍🏻 Quality troots!!

But sandy, I parked on the bridge for 5 minutes just after lunch & saw 3 different fish rising in the pool infront of the cottage 🙈 come on, just admit it, young Liam's turned you 😂😂

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #111 on: April 20, 2017, 20:44:24 PM »
Not quite Ali, i did get on the dry today too  :wink

he is trying though, its very funny :z4 :z4

Another nice picture from today


John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Eddie Sinclair

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #112 on: April 20, 2017, 21:09:55 PM »
Cracking fish, well done on the PB.

Eddie :z14
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #113 on: April 20, 2017, 21:19:07 PM »
I've almost broke him Ali! Another couple of good fish will see those dries up for sale.  :z4

 :z18
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Scott Cumming

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #114 on: April 20, 2017, 22:03:20 PM »
But for once, i managed to go one better, and broke my PB  :z16
Congratulations   :z18

Dave Robb

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #115 on: April 20, 2017, 22:09:06 PM »
Do you guys just spend every day fishing?

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #116 on: April 20, 2017, 22:14:53 PM »
When I'm not at college yes. I fish as often as I can, wouldn't have it any other way.


 :z18
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #117 on: April 20, 2017, 22:25:32 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys :z18
It's taken me 25 years to break that PB. So I'm still buzzing, I smashed it as well , by about a pound and an Inch.  :z3

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #118 on: April 20, 2017, 22:40:05 PM »
Truly an awesome fish. Something that you'll never forget I'm sure.  The memory of seeing it surface and roll mid stream will stay with me for a long time. The bend in that rod was crazy, netting it was quite a laugh as well.

Proper chuffed for you, in case that wasn't clear today!   :z14

 :z18
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Dave Robb

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #119 on: April 20, 2017, 22:41:32 PM »
With work and a young family I'm lucky if I get out once every other week.  I'm jealous. 

Still haven't made it out on the Don yet this season but hopefully get out for a few hours on Monday pending decent weather.

 




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