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Duncan McRae

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #45 on: 01/05/2021 at 11:44 »
Thought i'd managed to connect with a very elusive Spring salmon yesterday but was pleasantly surprised to net this big Brownie.
For some time i was convinced that i was playing a Salmon in the peat stained water.
Wish it had been on the dry fly.





Duncan

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #46 on: 01/05/2021 at 11:49 »
Cracker Duncan  *smiley-smile*

Steven Kidd

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #47 on: 02/05/2021 at 09:51 »
Belter!

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #48 on: 02/05/2021 at 17:37 »
Cracking Fish Duncan *smiley-yippee*

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #49 on: 02/05/2021 at 17:46 »
So today was an interesting one  :z16

I thought id try and miss the rain before it arrived, the fish were rising already to steady hatch of LDO's But the black sky was looming.



Just after this we retreated to the hut and Gassed about the last few days and how the hatches have been on and off, but some nice and varied fish had been had
From Classic Don Browns



To Distinctly blue ones



And lots of pretty little Smolts, some to good sizes



We were watching a feeding fish that never stopped for the whole 45min downpour, when the rain eased he still didnt stop and was quite obliging



And still the LDO's keep coming



And the fish kept rising, for about an hour and half it was some of the very best sport of the season so far



Definitely well worth sitting out the rain and chatting :z18

Sandy

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #50 on: 03/05/2021 at 20:31 »
Just shows that it is worth giving it a go, despite the weather.  Well done Sandy  :z16

Spring feels like winter this year *smiley-shocking* at least it does today anyway.

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #51 on: 06/05/2021 at 19:39 »
10" of cold additional water, Strong Tea colour but dropping.

There was a good smorgasboard of flies about though.
Plenty LDO's as there has been for weeks



And finally confirmed Olive Uprights (i managed to catch a few)





I even saw my first Hawthorns of the year



Seemed it was the one, that the fish that were feeding in the blackwater had a fancy for. looks like the start of the best weeks of the year *smiley-yippee*



Plenty big chunky dries to chuck at willing trout :z16

Sandy

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #52 on: 12/05/2021 at 12:50 »
Don District Salmon Fishery Board
River Don Monthly Report April 2021

https://riverdon.org/2021/05/11/river-don-monthly-report/

Sandy Nelson

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #53 on: 14/05/2021 at 17:14 »
Don was runnning a bit dark for the dries today, but the Ury was clearing nicely.



A good walk up the water with my 3wt glass and a dry, had me stopping regularly to target a rising fish, mostly fairly modest but extremely pretty



With the occasional better one, picking off the sporadic Olive uprights.



Around 3pm there was a proper hatch and a good rise and lots of fun



So yet again , the wee river provided me a huge amount of fun on a day when i was struggling on the Don. some good fish too




Sandy

Filip Adamcio

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #54 on: 14/05/2021 at 19:37 »
Well done Sandy :z18

Steven Kidd

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #55 on: 14/05/2021 at 20:46 »
Great sport Sandy!

We wont go into what happened to me today..........suffice to say I am now 2-0 down to a particular specimen.......and this is the second week of extra time!

Steven

Geoff Gill

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #56 on: 15/05/2021 at 07:32 »
Nice fish Sandy .
Some Bonny red spots in that first one  :z16

Allan Liddle

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #57 on: 15/05/2021 at 08:20 »
Nice Sandy, Ury fish are bonny.

Duncan McRae

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #58 on: 15/05/2021 at 18:22 »
Well done Sandy.
Great to see the Ury getting fished.

Duncan

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2021
« Reply #59 on: 15/05/2021 at 21:13 »
Cracking day on the Don in great company  >)