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Hamish Young

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #105 on: June 14, 2018, 19:10:50 PM »
#COUGH# streamers....  :wink
ďWhen tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.Ē

James Laraway

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #106 on: June 14, 2018, 20:33:32 PM »
Articulated streamers Iíll think youíll find 🤣

Scott Cumming

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #107 on: June 15, 2018, 08:16:09 AM »
Went out in hope of an evening rise last night. Still blowing a hoolie at 10pm, flat calm and fish rising by 11pm.  :z16



 :z18
Scott

James Laraway

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #108 on: June 19, 2018, 09:42:51 AM »
well, i went out last night and caught LOTS of wee fish, didnt see anything decent. Gave up by 9pm as my hayfever was killing me...

was nice to be back on the river but boy are there a lot of small fish at monymusk !

the other thing i noticed, or didnt notice rather was the supposed beat markers - never saw a single one so had a nice time fishing up and down !

James Craig

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #109 on: June 19, 2018, 12:26:36 PM »
well, i went out last night and caught LOTS of wee fish, didnt see anything decent. Gave up by 9pm as my hayfever was killing me...

was nice to be back on the river but boy are there a lot of small fish at monymusk !

the other thing i noticed, or didnt notice rather was the supposed beat markers - never saw a single one so had a nice time fishing up and down !

I noticed the same about the beat markers - I think Storm Frank took care of the majority of them. I've fished beat 6/7 a good few times and am only just getting to know the water. I think they have updated their beat maps on FishPal - I had thought that the beat ended not far below the road bridge, but it now seems to continue right down towards the left hand bend, where there is another good trouty pool.

I really enjoy Monymusk, but find it quite pricey to fish often. My impression is that it is not fished regularly and the FishPal availability tends to suggest that too.  I think the nature of the Monymusk beats would suit a 'season ticket' arrangement or similar, but doubt that would be of great interest to the Estate.

James


Graeme Stewart

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #110 on: June 19, 2018, 13:31:30 PM »

was nice to be back on the river but boy are there a lot of small fish at monymusk !


You know, they say size isn't important............ :X2

G

James Laraway

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #111 on: June 19, 2018, 14:01:49 PM »
You know, they say size isn't important............ :X2

G

you keep telling yourself that  :z4


Dave Robb

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #112 on: June 19, 2018, 16:35:04 PM »
My hayfever has really ramped up in the last 10 days, itís almost unbearable at times.

Steven Sinclair

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #113 on: June 19, 2018, 17:01:11 PM »
I noticed the same about the beat markers - I think Storm Frank took care of the majority of them. I've fished beat 6/7 a good few times and am only just getting to know the water. I think they have updated their beat maps on FishPal - I had thought that the beat ended not far below the road bridge, but it now seems to continue right down towards the left hand bend, where there is another good trouty pool.

I really enjoy Monymusk, but find it quite pricey to fish often. My impression is that it is not fished regularly and the FishPal availability tends to suggest that too.  I think the nature of the Monymusk beats would suit a 'season ticket' arrangement or similar, but doubt that would be of great interest to the Estate.

James

James, my old man used to have two syndicate rods on one of the monymusk beats. I could describe almost every square inch of the beat but I can't for the life of me remember which number it was. This would have been circa 20 years ago now but it could well still be going.

Steven

Ashley Thomas

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #114 on: June 19, 2018, 19:22:54 PM »
My hayfever has really ramped up in the last 10 days, itís almost unbearable at times.

Funny that, Iím having real bother with it this year too. Benadryl tablets seem to be suppressing it a bit better though.

Ash  :z16

Eddie Sinclair

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #115 on: June 19, 2018, 21:11:27 PM »
James, my old man used to have two syndicate rods on one of the monymusk beats. I could describe almost every square inch of the beat but I can't for the life of me remember which number it was. This would have been circa 20 years ago now but it could well still be going.

Steven
Stevie,

It was the bottom best of Castle Forbes opposite the top beat of Monymusk. And very good trout water it was too. However my abiding memory was of letting you go down to the corner pool on your own whilst I faffed about tackling up. You were about ten at the time. I thought I might have heard you shout but dismissed it as the wind through the trees. When I finally wondered down to the river there you were hanging on for grim death attached to a large angry silver tourist. Under no supervision from me you landed the beast and promptly told me that you wanted to put it back. A fisher ( loose term) on the other bank berated me for forcing you to put it back, and after informing him that it was your own decision an extremely proud old man realised that you were a proper sportsman and that all was well with the world.

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

James Laraway

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #116 on: June 19, 2018, 21:48:03 PM »
James, my old man used to have two syndicate rods on one of the monymusk beats. I could describe almost every square inch of the beat but I can't for the life of me remember which number it was. This would have been circa 20 years ago now but it could well still be going.

Steven

There was a farm and fishing hut on the far side of the river with a nice pool in front?

Eddie Sinclair

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #117 on: June 19, 2018, 21:51:40 PM »
James,

That is correct, I built the hut so that the the syndicate rods had a place to shelter and have a cup of coffee on rainy days. I have not been up there for a long time. Not sure if it is still standing.
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

James Laraway

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #118 on: June 19, 2018, 22:08:36 PM »
James,

That is correct, I built the hut so that the the syndicate rods had a place to shelter and have a cup of coffee on rainy days. I have not been up there for a long time. Not sure if it is still standing.

Well itís certainly there and looks in pretty good nick!

James Craig

Re: River Don 2018
« Reply #119 on: June 20, 2018, 10:34:36 AM »
Well itís certainly there and looks in pretty good nick!

I wonder if that was the stretch of the river belonging to the owner of Place of Tilliefoure. I met the chap once, who told me that both banks were very rarely fished there now.

I had a wander through Paradise Woods last night - very pretty water through there!

 




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