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Ali Mcewan

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2017, 13:42:07 PM »
Had a successful walk along the top of the sawbill cull area on the don today, shot straight & selected the correct ones to shoot,  a few less breeding fish eaters plundering the river now 👍🏻

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2017, 09:24:57 AM »
Friday afternoon, lower don, not a single fish was seen, by anyone. Very disappointing indeed.

Saturday, middle don, not a single salmon was seen, but, I did see a large hatch of March Browns and a group of trout, all around the 2lb mark, having a right feast not more than 10 feet from me. They were in an area where I have never seen a fish before. I could see a group of rocks on the bottom with sand round about and they were stationed behind these. Very fascinating to watch. They continued to feed for about an hour.

River is very clear indeed and bordering on very low.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2017, 09:58:17 AM »
But it's fishing fantastically Rob!  :z16

 :z18
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2017, 12:08:38 PM »
But it's fishing fantastically Rob!  :z16

 :z18

5th trip, still not met anyone who has had a fish, seen anyone hook one or indeed, even seen a fish move :(

ADAA is only reporting 6 Salmon taken on its waters since the start of the season.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Duncan McRae

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2017, 13:37:40 PM »
5th trip, still not met anyone who has had a fish, seen anyone hook one or indeed, even seen a fish move :(

ADAA is only reporting 6 Salmon taken on its waters since the start of the season


Rob
Seems to be the same story throughout the river.It's a strange feeling fishing empty water with no kelts splashing about to give a bit of interest.
Suppose it's early days yet and the next rise in water could take in a run of fresh fish, but I'm not confident.At least we have the Brownies and sea trout to look forward to.Hopefully!

Duncan

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2017, 13:47:36 PM »
Rob
Seems to be the same story throughout the river.It's a strange feeling fishing empty water with no kelts splashing about to give a bit of interest.
Suppose it's early days yet and the next rise in water could take in a run of fresh fish, but I'm not confident.At least we have the Brownies and sea trout to look forward to.Hopefully!

Duncan

I am glad I am not the only one thinking the river is not at its best just now.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2017, 17:57:57 PM »
Liam/Ali.

I think Rob needs some of your photo's from the weekend :wink

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"

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2017, 08:13:06 AM »
Liam/Ali.

I think Rob needs some of your photo's from the weekend :wink

Sandy

Not after stockies ;) after silver tourists...and waiting for the season to open for the stockies ;)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Ali Mcewan

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2017, 11:50:38 AM »
That salmon fishing is child's play fellas 😂 
Sandy, il try and get it done, not quite as easy as Facebook for a computer idiot like me 🙈

Ali Mcewan

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2017, 12:10:03 PM »


The best of the day at 4 1/4 going back



Liam getting off the mark with a stunning 3 1/4





Another beauty from Liam





A few others




















Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2017, 12:16:19 PM »
Not after stockies ;) after silver tourists...and waiting for the season to open for the stockies ;)

Sounds like a good excuse to me, that way, at least, you can always say there's nae fish   :z4

Sandy

Awesome fish Ali/Liam :z14 :z14 :z14 :z14

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 #26 on: March 28, 2017, 12:29:57 PM »
Nice one Ali I still hadn't got round to doing it!  :z16

What are Salmon??  :z8 :X2

 :z18
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2017, 13:15:19 PM »
What are Salmon??  :z8 :X2

That's those silver things we were catching on the dryfly back in September  :z16.
remember , they were a bloody nuisance......................
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 #28 on: March 28, 2017, 14:06:06 PM »
That's those silver things we were catching on the dryfly back in September  :z16.
remember , they were a bloody nuisance......................

Oh aye those pesky buggers!  :z4 :z7

I remember now......  :X2
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2017, 14:48:48 PM »
Oh aye those pesky buggers!  :z4 :z7

I remember now......  :X2

Anyone can catch them on a dry...it takes skill to get them on a lump of copper plumbers tubing and a bit of dead deer tail.  :X2 :X2 :X2

Does a 6" Sunray count as a dry? lol
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

 




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