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    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    Tyke beat me to Nantgaredig bridge, though as he says, that's better for sea trout than salmon. Kilmorack bridge on the Beauly. The bridge in...
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    19-04-2018, 12:55 PM
    Nothing at all to do with greed, unless you happen to think that its greedy to take advantage of a good natural resource. Legal fishing seasons...
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    18-04-2018, 11:25 AM
    Yes. Typically B&Ws like a line at least one size higher than the rating. If you have a particular rod in mind, you will probably find people here...
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    12-04-2018, 06:51 PM
    charlieH replied to a thread Lochmuir Salmon in The Lounge
    I have usually bought it from Waitrose, but I think that quite a few supermarkets are now stocking it, including Sainsbury's, Morrisons and M&S.
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    12-04-2018, 06:07 PM
    charlieH replied to a thread Lochmuir Salmon in The Lounge
    I wouldn't buy any farmed salmon produced under current arrangements, whether from Scotland, Ireland, Norway or anywhere else. If or when atlantic...
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    10-04-2018, 06:39 PM
    Just to the left of the title of a thread containing new posts there will be a little blue circle with two downwards arrows inside. If you click on...
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    08-04-2018, 07:11 PM
    Rather than the fresh/salt water distinction you suggest, a lot of lines are in fact designed for use in either warm or cold water. The temperature...
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    06-04-2018, 11:16 AM
    charlieH replied to a thread Stiffness Ratio in Rod Building
    I've never investigated it in detail myself, but you might find the 'Common Cents' system helpful. As I understand it, it sets out to provide an...
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    05-04-2018, 06:29 PM
    Fair point, but there are rivers on the East coast with quite extensive hatcheries too - eg the Hydroed ones like Shin, Conon, Beauly etc. Also...
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    05-04-2018, 05:43 PM
    I don't know the answer, but if that's a genuine request for information, it might be worth looking at rivers like the Lochy or the West Coast...
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    05-04-2018, 05:31 PM
    Michael, I think I'm right in saying that, on your figures, 100,000 eggs should generate 90 returning adults (100,000 - 97% - 50% - 94% = 90). If,...
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    05-04-2018, 04:25 PM
    As a postscript to this, I have now watched the film linked in the OP, which I confess I hadn't done previously. What is now clear, and I hadn't...
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    05-04-2018, 02:18 PM
    As I see it, the argument against salmon farming is already being quite well made (unless, like Seeking, you are implacably opposed to it in any...
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    04-04-2018, 11:08 AM
    charlieH replied to a thread Freezer Bag in Classified - Wanted
    Is this the sort of thing you're after? Amazon.com: Silver Horde Katchkooler II Bag (D132): Sports & Outdoors They say they'll ship to the UK,...
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    29-03-2018, 03:30 PM
    Yes, in common with most places the Spey seems to have started slowly this year, but Iím hearing better reports now. Apparently Delfur had five...
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    28-03-2018, 04:46 PM
    Farmed fish do crop up in the Spey from time to time. I caught an obvious farmer there back in 2008, and of course killed it, having returned a...
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