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Mike Barrio

River Don 2021
« on: 12/02/2021 at 11:00 »
Fingers crossed for a good season ..... Enjoy :z16


Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #1 on: 12/02/2021 at 16:19 »


Some grue  :z7
« Last Edit: 12/02/2021 at 16:31 by Sandy Nelson »

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #2 on: 21/02/2021 at 18:00 »
Looking a bit bigger this morning



« Last Edit: 21/02/2021 at 18:18 by Sandy Nelson »

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #3 on: 15/03/2021 at 09:22 »
Posted on Facebook by the River Don team  :z16


Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #4 on: 24/03/2021 at 10:46 »
Any place I can get the river temperature online? I was hoping it was on the SEPA site but alas, nope.

I have a thermometer on the way, but it would be interesting to see if the temperature was available electronically somewhere.

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #5 on: 30/03/2021 at 09:22 »
So after a couple of weeks of fruitlessly dredging the bottom and getting bored pretty quickly, things changed into rod and line testing for extreme conditions. Heavens be praised the fish have finally started looking up over the weekend. So all is right with the world again.



March browns and LDO’s have been coming off in short spurts from 11 through to 4 and each spurt has , if you have been in the right place brought a few fish to the top. The MBs seem to be favourite just now.



Some good sized finnock in amongst them



The windows of rising fish have been about 20-30mins so if you spot one be sure to be ready . My best so far was this devil who was hugging the near bank in 12” of water and his tail was breaking the surface each time he took a fly



Not huge numbers but decent size fish in good condition and all on the dry



A happily balanced  Sandy :z12

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #6 on: 30/03/2021 at 10:21 »
Great stuff Sandy  :z16

Filip Adamcio

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #7 on: 30/03/2021 at 10:55 »
 Nice Sandy :z16

Eddie Sinclair

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #8 on: 30/03/2021 at 12:18 »
Good effort Sandy

Eddie  :z18

Iain Cameron

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #9 on: 31/03/2021 at 09:52 »
Good times Sandy.


I snuck out yesterday PM, saw an occasional MB, and not a single olive. Two one-off rises early afternoon. Covered both, pricked one, landed one (at 2lb, so a happy me). Saw a flattish, slick pocket surrounded by faster water; looked worth a cast, so ran a CDC emerger over it a few times and pulled up a few trout around the 1lb mark. Like Sandy said, trout are looking up more and more, and were for me willing to come up for a dry.


i of course forgot to charge my fishing camera over the winter, so no pics
cheers all
iain

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #10 on: 08/04/2021 at 16:29 »
I caught a nice window at the weekend and had a proper Red letter couple of hours. Water temp 9 Degrees certainly helped.
One of the best fishing experiences i've ever had. March browns hatching and after 30mins of the fish rising and missing the naturals they suddenly decided they were food.



Some cracking fish



All on the Dry CDC spider, tweeked to be a march brown.



Realy pleased i got the new 24" Hoop net made during the winter  :shock



Then the weather changed and ive been decorating until today, when i nipped out for a couple of hours and found some shelter.
Had to resort to the nymph but managed a couple of nice ones even though the water temperature is back to 5 degrees.



Dropped another big one too, but i fancy it was Kelt as it looked pretty silver in the water.

heres hoping the water temp creeps back up for next week.

Sandy

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #11 on: 08/04/2021 at 17:06 »
Great stuff  :z16

Stevie Rennie

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #12 on: 09/04/2021 at 01:21 »
Thanks for the add Mike.


Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #13 on: 09/04/2021 at 01:25 »
Welcome to the forum Stevie  :z16

Allan Liddle

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #14 on: 09/04/2021 at 07:14 »
Excellent stuff Sandy and good to see regular surface feeding fish now.
Good hatches now on Deveron but like the Don it took a while to get going.

Spey just beginning to show signs of life now.