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Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don Trout Event
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2019, 09:44:03 AM »
I’ll echo that

It’s been a great event to be a part of. Thank you all very much for the opportunity  :z18

Cheers

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"

Scott Cumming

Re: River Don Trout Event
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2019, 12:01:58 PM »
It was Castle Forbes for my last day of the Don 8 event.

With heavy rain the day before I made an early start in an attempt to beat the rising water.



Unfortunately the water was coloured and looked like it was already rising so I just had to make the most of it, mind you with scenery like this I can think of worse ways to spend a day… :z16



This was my first time at Forbes, the dirty water made it difficult to see how deep the pools were so it was a bit of guess work trying to find the fish. Using nymphs with various coloured heads I worked my way up the pools. I connected with my first trout around 8:30 tucked tight into my own bank.



There is a lot of water to cover so I fished through the pools quickly.



I connected with another fish in the margins, but this one was a good bit bigger…



A deep solid lump :z16



I had another small one 10 mins after and that was it for the day.

So another cracking beat, I was well chuffed to catch another biggie in rising, coloured water. A great way to end a great event  :z16

 :z18
Scott C

 




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