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Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2017, 15:32:27 PM »
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

Yeah yeah ........  :X2

No that doesn't count unless it's got a wing or parachute post attached?  :z7

 :z18
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2017, 15:49:44 PM »
Yeah yeah ........  :X2

No that doesn't count unless it's got a wing or parachute post attached?  :z7

 :z18

It has a 6" wing  ;)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2017, 16:02:24 PM »
It has a 6" wing  ;)

therein lies your problem....... its still too early for the Martin Hatch  :z4 :z4
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"

Duncan McRae

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2017, 16:15:34 PM »
Liam/Ali
Some stunning trout there.Well done.
With all the doom and gloom caused by the lack of salmon it's great to see something positive.

Duncan

Dave Robb

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2017, 16:34:42 PM »
Am I missing something, thought brown trout don't start until 1st April?

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2017, 16:40:50 PM »
Yes is the answer to that.

As I discovered last year, some of the upper river beats open for trout on the 15th of March and close on the 6th of October.
There are only a handful that do this (Fetternear and Kildrummy to name the 2 on Fishpal, there are a couple of others), but worth looking at :z16

 :z18

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 #36 on: March 28, 2017, 16:54:35 PM »
Yes is the answer to that.

As I discovered last year, some of the upper river beats open for trout on the 15th of March and close on the 6th of October.
There are only a handful that do this (Fetternear and Kildrummy to name the 2 on Fishpal, there are a couple of others), but worth looking at :z16

 :z18

Yet Fetternear is opposite an ADAA beat...perhaps the fish on their bank are different ;)

Sandy
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Dave Robb

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2017, 16:58:58 PM »
A bit late now but handy to know for next year.  Thought the whole system was April.

Not sure why I'm that concerned, probably won't temp anything like those in the photos.

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2017, 17:11:57 PM »
There are a few beats that don't follow the norm ..... if I remember correctly, I think Monymusk doesn't open for salmon until April?

Cheers
Mike
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Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2017, 14:29:02 PM »
It is almost April today :X4
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Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2017, 07:04:14 AM »
Tightlines for the season guys!  :z16

 :z18
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2017, 09:13:52 AM »
Tightlines for the season guys!  :z16

 :z18

I'll echo that, for all Don fishers  :z16 and all our friends from elsewhere, Have a great one :z18

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"

Colin Sunley

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2017, 15:54:06 PM »

Woosh  Timed it Just right to hide under Kintore bridge as the heavens opened up with a crack of thunder and hail stones, at the same time a little 10" brownie takes the hook,  I'll take that one for a first on Kintore this year.  :z16

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2017
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2017, 17:57:04 PM »
Perfect morning on the Lower river :z16

Hatch was in full swing when i arrived at 1030, with rising fish as well, great way to start off.
Got my first off the Don on cast number 3 :z18.



The hatch continued right through till about half 2 with the odd rising fish still after that too.
A good mix of flies coming off, a couple of different sizes of Large Dark Olives and later on March browns.



Lovely Day to be out and fantastic to see so many fish looking up and feeding off the top, nothing Huge but plenty decent ones to keep me amused.



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 #44 on: April 01, 2017, 21:24:02 PM »
Great stuff guys ........... looks like this rain could colour the water up a bit for a few days though :z6

Anybody else enjoy some good sport today?

Cheers
Mike
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