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    Elsa waiting on a biscuit from Bex!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWH2016 View Post
    How did you get on last week, Oscar?

    We had just the one on Thursday afternoon for our three days. We had quite a few pulls subsurface and swirls and splashes at sunrays on Friday but they seemed very tentative and generally were pulling against tight lines as we were retrieving in the gentle flows. We didn't see many fish either - perhaps a dozen a day between us, if that.

    Really enjoyed the trip (apart from Saturday's rain and deluge of leaves!) Very pretty river and hats off to Roger for a great set up.

    Hope to return in 2017 with a little more water and a few more fish about!

    Best,

    Patrick
    Hi Patrick,

    As ever a great few days, although quite frustrating! I had one on the Monday out of Hoch o B4, and then lost 2 on the Subnray on B2 on Tuesday. A couple of pulls/splashes on B5 on Wednesday.

    Up to when I left, between the four of us we had 1 on Monday (B4), 2 on Tuesday (B2), 2 on Wednesday (11lb and 14lb on B5) and the guys (typically since I'd gone!) had 4 on B3 yesterday. No fresh fish, but some seen yesterday apparently.

    Sounds like you had a nice few days anyway!

    Cheers, Oscar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post
    Took a day on Beat 4 on the Alness yesterday.
    Water was at a reasonable height and managed to pick up a few of the residents on our way through the pools.
    Well worth a cast, although not many fresh fish in the pools.
    Great to be out on the river though.


    Landslide.



    Bankwheel putting out a nice line...




    A few photos to wet your appetite.


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    Hi Bex,

    Sounds like you had a good day! Funnily enough I spoke with Peter (the ghillie) who was sharing B4 with you and he couldn't buy a take!! That's fishing I huess!

    Be very interested to know what set up and flies you were fishing, as although we caught a few this week, we were never really sure whether we should be trying the sub=nrays, small flies, tubes, big flies, etc. and your local knowledghe would be appreciated for next year!

    Cheers, Oscar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
    Hi Bex,

    Sounds like you had a good day! Funnily enough I spoke with Peter (the ghillie) who was sharing B4 with you and he couldn't buy a take!! That's fishing I huess!

    Be very interested to know what set up and flies you were fishing, as although we caught a few this week, we were never really sure whether we should be trying the sub=nrays, small flies, tubes, big flies, etc. and your local knowledghe would be appreciated for next year!

    Cheers, Oscar.
    Probably similar tactics to most others.
    Floating line, Int tip and either the dog or a sunray on the business end.
    Slow figure of eight retrieve as the fly comes over the likely spots.
    All 4 fish taken towards the tail of the pool, the 2 lost also in the tail.
    Saw more fish in the morning than the afternoon.
    Upper Beat 4 seemed to be holding more, but that's just maybe as they were in a playful mood in the morning.



    The Sunray and Dog that worked for me.
    Like a Sunray with red underwing and red crystal flash on a needle tube.



    A selection of my go to flies for low streamy water.

    Cheers
    Bex


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    Nice pictures and flies. That fish looks in pretty good nick for October too.
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    Well done Bex, if anyone can winkle out a fish or 2 it's you. Will speak to you soon about next year, planning on some days on the Findhorn.

    Cheers Diarmid.
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    I'm there next week and can't wait. I'll be casting left handed due to an injury but otherwise what could be better? The most beautiful river in Scotland? I think so.
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