• seeking's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 PM
    seeking replied to a thread Time to reform in General Board
    You know it makes sense, as we discussed many many years ago, the WUF graphs indicate the river could be producing fry, but they are not necessarily...
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    Yesterday, 09:25 AM
    seeking replied to a thread Time to reform in General Board
    Crikey you go away for a couple of weeks offline and the whole darn thread morphs into yet another Wye-wars saga, replete with once banned...
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    Yesterday, 07:55 AM
    goosander replied to a thread Very kind gesture in General Board
    Most people are good it is just that you notice the bad ones because of this. Bob.
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  • goosander's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:53 AM
    A lot of them including the fishers could at least make an effort to try and improve the fishing. Bob.
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  • keirstream's Avatar
    16-08-2018, 09:27 PM
    Sure thing. Some doubles trebles and tubes. They work fine. Bigger flies shown worked when the water rose and carried a peaty colour.
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  • keirstream's Avatar
    16-08-2018, 05:31 PM
    Back up in a fortnight for more of the same hopefully. And then there's next year.:):):):)
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    16-08-2018, 08:36 AM
    goosander replied to a thread River Earn 2018 in Scottish Rivers
    Regarding the water levels. We will need to get onto the R.S.P.B. about the damage this is doing to the birdies. All these goosanders are having to...
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  • keirstream's Avatar
    15-08-2018, 10:22 PM
    Well, would you believe it! After weeks of drought and good hitching conditions the water came up over a foot and hitching was out. I did have a...
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    14-08-2018, 08:29 AM
    goosander replied to a thread River Earn 2018 in Scottish Rivers
    They have been messing about with water levels for years. I was complaining about fry etc. being stranded years ago. It is no wonder that fish are...
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    12-08-2018, 02:21 PM
    Well, all packed up and ready to, hoping that this wee bit of rain freshens the pools up. Nothing new in my bag from a recent trip to the far north...
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    12-08-2018, 08:50 AM
    goosander replied to a thread Low Tweed and FEBs in General Board
    Same on the river Earn and every other river I fish. Had my best/worst count the other week. 32 in one group. Just a pity the mallard were not as...
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    10-08-2018, 02:58 PM
    Never seen a salmon version but I would think it might be too bulky for a hitch presentation. I would think it could work on a dead drift situation,...
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    10-08-2018, 02:25 PM
    goosander replied to a thread River Earn 2018 in Scottish Rivers
    Wonder why fish are so scarce ?? Speaking to friends who goes canoeing on the bottom reaches of the river. They were saying when the tide is out...
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    09-08-2018, 11:21 PM
    seeking replied to a thread Time to reform in General Board
    "Operator Self Monitoring" Says it all really. They cannot do anything. Shambles. Rivers burn and all they blether on about is trebles and...
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    09-08-2018, 08:58 AM
    goosander replied to a thread Jungle Cock in General Board
    Having bred them along with my ornamental pheasants they are no harder to breed than other birds. Always wondered how others have not bred them as...
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    08-08-2018, 08:49 PM
    keirstream replied to a thread Big fish in Picture Gallery
    Agreed. My best was a 50lb "Kenwood Bumper" according to my New Yorker guide Rick on the Togiak. That fish wont be far away looking at that...
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    07-08-2018, 10:12 AM
    goosander replied to a thread Mobile Phone Use in The Lounge
    Have taken 2 friends out fishing who always have them switched on. Always put my guest/friends first down the pool but after waiting for what seamed...
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    05-08-2018, 08:38 AM
    goosander replied to a thread River Earn 2018 in Scottish Rivers
    Watched 32 goosanders fishing yesterday. The largest group/brood I have seen. Seen in the past a hen take 5 parr one after another on the Tummel so...
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    04-08-2018, 01:33 PM
    Aidan, it's not a story, it's a well documented fact about relative flow and diffused oxygen content in the Upper estuary. Mixed with silt ,...
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    04-08-2018, 10:34 AM
    keirstream replied to a thread OMG! Fish! in General Board
    Fished there the week before you, it was an amazing site in both freshwater and predominately salt / brackish pools. Some clunkers among them...
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    03-08-2018, 12:12 PM
    Yes, but, to reinforce a point, did you see or catch many grilse in amongst the big boys?
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    03-08-2018, 10:33 AM
    keirstream replied to a thread travel rods in Rods
    You are right there.:) I recently had a fit of nostalgia and bought a T.F.O. Deer Creek 15ft 9/10. This is a sloooooooow progressive action loading...
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  • keirstream's Avatar
    02-08-2018, 08:56 PM
    An hour after high tide at the Dykes sees new fish in Keir. Fish running hard would start showing at the Ardoch an hour and a bit or so later....
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    02-08-2018, 07:57 PM
    keirstream replied to a thread travel rods in Rods
    Top hand dominant top end head weight. Bottom hand dominant bottom end head weight. The more progressive action of a Spey rod tends to require a...
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    01-08-2018, 06:57 PM
    keirstream replied to a thread North Esk 2018 in Scottish Rivers
    2018 is the last year of in river netting.
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    01-08-2018, 12:09 PM
    As you said Alan, only an opinion. I would defer to your much greater knowledge of fishing the Forth. What do you think?
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    01-08-2018, 09:39 AM
    2.12m Alan. Nothing over 2.8m for the whole of July. Could be considered as "wee" tides and the fish just love them, especially with a wee bit of...
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    01-08-2018, 09:13 AM
    Well done with that Dave. I was in Seward a few times and watched them offload the giant halibut into wagons on rails at the dockside. They would...
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    01-08-2018, 09:03 AM
    keirstream replied to a thread Handling fish in General Board
    You'll be fine with the language bit. Russ Abbott could speak it fluently.:):):)
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    31-07-2018, 11:08 PM
    keirstream replied to a thread Thurso kelt in General Board
    Whatever it was Paddy, it's certainly unusual. Not my fish, I wasn't even there so I don't know if there was anything unusual about the vent. I...
    13 replies | 981 view(s)
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