• MCXFisher's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    Charming, thank you. I'm somewhat younger than you but fully understand the underlying feelings and sentiments.
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    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    The MCX Dark Shrimp. It's my own design but owing to disability I have it professionally tied. Some people have said it's a copy of the Stinchar...
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    11-11-2019, 05:19 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Salmon Reel in General Board
    No it's not. You sent me out to walk Niamh instead. By the way, it's spelt orf :)
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  • kingfisher's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 08:50 PM
    kingfisher replied to a thread Tweed catches. in General Board
    Yesterday my wife and I went down to Melrose for a drive and on way back took the Tweed valley route home via Peebles. The water levels looked spot...
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 08:20 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Salmon Reel in General Board
    Yes, I'm aware that I was indeed guilty of teaching someone to suck eggs. Guilty as charged, but it was aimed as much as others making...
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 07:00 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Salmon Reel in General Board
    Firefly, I could not have said it better. There's no point spending 900 on a trophy reel only to find it's totally out of balance with your rod...
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 06:45 PM
    First, I wish to echo Gauldalen's excellent philosophical post. That lesson came home to me in Norway in 2017, when I was lucky enough to see quite...
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  • Bushwhacker's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 05:51 PM
    Bushwhacker replied to a thread River wear 2019 in English Rivers
    Over the last few years i,v gotten some underwater footage (in pools i,v fished for years) with my Sports cam and i have found a distinct lack of any...
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    09-11-2019, 10:45 AM
    Bushwhacker replied to a thread River wear 2019 in English Rivers
    Saved my pennies mate...
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    08-11-2019, 05:03 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    No, it's a rough description of the colour you turned the Ure when you came as my guest in August 2017 :)
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    08-11-2019, 01:20 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    Jockie, I largely concur with your views. As we all know, and has often been said on the Forum, rod catches are a poor analogue for fish numbers...
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  • simon grace's Avatar
    08-11-2019, 09:23 AM
    Whats the breeding Tony??
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    07-11-2019, 07:03 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    For the avoidance of any doubt, I am not a fishery scientist.
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    07-11-2019, 01:13 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    He did not offer a point of view relevant to the debate in progress on the thread. Having dismissed the thread as nonsense he then went on to insult...
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    06-11-2019, 11:54 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    I disagree. Not every discussion on a Forum has to reach concrete conclusions, least of all on subjects as complex as the virtues and vices of...
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    06-11-2019, 06:05 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    Exactly so, but the light trigger also activates the prior life stage from bottom crawler (or sleeper) to mobile nymph. It's the nymph stage that's...
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    06-11-2019, 02:18 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    No, because the invertebrate lifecycle is triggered by changes in light levels not water temperature.
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    06-11-2019, 12:02 AM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    There was some very good work on this issue reported in the Headwaters to Headland scientific conference. The consensus of opinion and available...
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    05-11-2019, 11:01 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    The research suggests that if the temperature differential between river and sea temperatures is greater than 4-6C smolts have increasing difficulty...
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    05-11-2019, 01:38 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    No, it doesn't have to be a marine issue. A great deal depends on where you draw the boundary between river and sea. I consider that it's...
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    05-11-2019, 10:15 AM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    I'm at a loss to identify the source of the claim at the start of paragraph 7.2.1 on page 39 of "15-20%" return rates in the 70s and 80s, when in...
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    05-11-2019, 12:12 AM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    Please show me that evidence. And please don't offer the deeply flawed AST materials based on the ICES abundance model, which has been...
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    05-11-2019, 12:07 AM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    Jockie, I'm not saying that there are no problems at sea, just that the change in survival is not the 'order of magnitude' claimed by some and...
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    05-11-2019, 12:00 AM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    The point I was making Andy was that there can be many reasons for population declines - in this case specifically in the 'double dip' - of which...
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    04-11-2019, 11:53 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    Who needs tuna when you've got nearly 300 dolphins offshore from some of Scotland's premier salmon rivers from March to September (interesting timing...
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    04-11-2019, 11:50 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    The fact is that we don't even know whether they bred successfully and how many went to sea - except in 2 rivers - before we even start considering...
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    04-11-2019, 10:28 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    No, that would be an incorrect and unfounded conclusion to draw (although I can see why you might have reached it). The reason is not conclusively...
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    04-11-2019, 10:14 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    According to the historic Tweed data, during the transition between grilse and MSW salmon phases the volumes of both go down (the 'double dip')...
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    04-11-2019, 09:52 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    The Tweed scientists also hold that view of the 'double dip'.
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    03-11-2019, 11:06 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Hatcheries in General Board
    The challenge here lies in the fact that I suspect every river has its own specific problems and so generalisations are dangerous. The aquaculture...
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