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Allan Liddle

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #15 on: 15/04/2021 at 08:23 »
Certainly hope so Sandy.
Interesting the damage on the last fish, i got one almost identical damage but on the other side.  Some marks on the less damaged flank so something's grabbed it.
Same place on the fish as yours; maybe an otter although these are my favourite guys so don't grudge them a few troots :)

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #16 on: 15/04/2021 at 08:39 »
Allan

This one had more marks the same on the other side. Looked like they healed a good time ago. They were basically white patches without colour scales.
Iíve had quite a few fish with damage like this already this season. Iíve been thinking perhaps cormorant escapees at a younger age as the clamp marks go straight up and down on either side, like itís been hit from above with a serrated pair of scissors

Gavin Stevenson

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #17 on: 15/04/2021 at 10:08 »
I had ~3lb trout last week on Don with similar marks and locations, also think was cormorant as there was one flying around, as parkhill area

Steven Kidd

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #18 on: 15/04/2021 at 18:16 »
On fishing the Don last week I saw an Osprey take a fish from just downstream of me, then be chased and hounded by crows until it dropped the fish in the field opposite.  Quite a sight!

All adds to the day on the river, :-)

Steven

Steven Kidd

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #19 on: 17/04/2021 at 19:41 »
Didn't see any Osprey's today, but I did encounter some trout.  Never expected too much from the day, but I was pleasantly surprised.  I stuck to my plan of fishing only Clyde Style Wet flies cast upstream, and connected with 5 fish and landed 3, with a nice 2lb fish weighed in the net. 

Good suggested casts on page 33 of Robert C. Sharps book,  :wink

I'm a very happy person!







Steven

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #20 on: 17/04/2021 at 19:42 »
Great stuff Steven  :z18

Eddie Sinclair

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #21 on: 17/04/2021 at 20:34 »
Excellent Steven,  well Done.

Eddie

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #22 on: 17/04/2021 at 21:25 »
Great stuff Steven 👍

Stevie Rennie

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #23 on: 17/04/2021 at 23:11 »
Well done Steven,

Iím finding it hard going but early this evening, I was delighted to connect with this long slim fella.
Awesome to witness the fight in the water clarity.
Had a few pullís later at the tail of a streamer nearer sunset.
 








Steven Kidd

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #24 on: 18/04/2021 at 12:15 »
Just magic Stevie!, its great to be out,  :z4

Steven

Geoff Gill

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #25 on: 20/04/2021 at 14:30 »
Itís been a long while what with pandemics and work etc. But finally managed a few good days back on the river.


Amazing fight again on the #4
 :z18
Geoff

Geoff Gill

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #26 on: 20/04/2021 at 14:34 »
Oh forgot to add. It was released to fight another day nine the wiser  :z16


Eddie Sinclair

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #27 on: 20/04/2021 at 15:49 »
Nice fish, well done Geoff.

Eddie

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #28 on: 21/04/2021 at 19:55 »
 Cracker Geoff :z16

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #29 on: 21/04/2021 at 20:14 »
Yep, nice one Geoff  :z16

 




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