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    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    Keep a bottle of germolene new skin in your waistcoat. You paint it on and it dries like superglue in a couple of minutes. It disinfects the wound...
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    18-09-2018, 07:40 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread A game of chess in General Board
    Fallen trees will reduce bankside erosion. They slow down the flow when in flood and create pools and riffles ideal for young fish. They also ...
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    17-09-2018, 01:28 PM
    Mattytree replied to a thread Spinning rod in Rods
    I would rate this rod for salmon and sea trout. you feel comfortable playing a big salmon maybe a bit over kill for small sea trout but still good...
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  • Walleye's Avatar
    16-09-2018, 07:56 PM
    I honestly have no idea what this is supposed to mean.
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    16-09-2018, 04:44 PM
    Mattytree replied to a thread A game of chess in General Board
    I would dynamite a certain waterfall near me that gets heavily poached and allow the salmon and sea trout up to the amazing stretches above.. we did...
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    16-09-2018, 03:47 PM
    Infestation: an unusually large number of insects or animals, typically so as to cause damage or disease. Many of the reports on here fit that...
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    16-09-2018, 03:31 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread A game of chess in General Board
    I don't disagree that we shouldn't try to control the impact but I do disagree we should just go out and kill seals, FEBs etc just because they eat...
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    16-09-2018, 02:47 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread A game of chess in General Board
    Sorry, but there is no logic in killing other animals so we can catch more fish for sport. It is not a defensible position in any way shape or form....
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    16-09-2018, 12:58 PM
    Good post. It's entirely plausible that in recent times FEB populations have become unsustainable and we are just starting to see an impact on...
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    16-09-2018, 12:44 PM
    Walleye started a thread All at sea in General Board
    Where does the phrase "all at sea" originate? I'll explain why I ask. Before about 18 months ago I didn't know SFF existed. The first time I ever...
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    15-09-2018, 11:04 AM
    Mattytree replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    River looks good , have not seen a salmon but had a couple of sea trout around 3lb this morning on a toucan and spinning some dead water with a...
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    15-09-2018, 06:58 AM
    Mattytree replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    Itís been a strange year I have never caught a dace on the fly and if I had tried it would of been dry fly ... but 3-4 have found them selves on a...
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    12-09-2018, 07:49 PM
    Mattytree replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    Wangled a sea trout this evening , getting a bit coloured up now but glad of getting one to stick !
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    11-09-2018, 09:00 AM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Braid for spinning in Spinning
    I go to a BB with the reel line ( 15 lb ) then fit a short link in weaker BS( 12lb ) to a second, cheaper swivel. Hopeful, this avoids losing the...
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    11-09-2018, 08:46 AM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    Next summer I will show you.
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    11-09-2018, 08:21 AM
    It's in the eyes of the beholder. Sorry Hi, ta for your question. I know the Gruinard area well and it would be a lovely place to stay but it was...
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    10-09-2018, 10:04 PM
    There's as agent as above but the package looked poor value to me but it is Scotland. However, it is one special place as is that whole area. I...
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    10-09-2018, 09:54 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    I have no secrets, it was beat on Lower Till. Really hard to fly fish but lovely place. After the tree-felling disaster the syndicate packed in...
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    10-09-2018, 09:38 PM
    Put into context, that is average 40 adult female lice per fish counted by the fish farmer on a weekly count. How many fish farmers will pick the...
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    10-09-2018, 09:19 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    Not after the owner felled some massive trees into the best pool when he was skint. Peak season for sea-trout too and one of my rods had that week...
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    10-09-2018, 09:15 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    Agreed, we thought we had hybrid the other week but the pics were mixed up. EA has scales now. Saw the skinniest grilse ever today - like an eel...
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    10-09-2018, 09:12 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    Sea-trout in coloured Wasser - anyone can catch them.
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    10-09-2018, 07:54 PM
    That piece far exceeded my expectations. I watched my family's reaction and it was a mix of horror and repulsion. I have told them about these...
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    10-09-2018, 07:44 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    I was next to a successful rod using other offerings. I suspect the fish running were not fresh but would be happily surprised to be wrong.
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    10-09-2018, 06:37 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    I think you're correct, at least to date. The NE Nets report being 70% down so if there is not a substantial run of salmon on the first sustained...
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    10-09-2018, 06:02 PM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    Really nice folk in the club but the nice people have to deal with not so nice folk to get water. There is a good variety of fishing from Wear to...
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    10-09-2018, 05:05 PM
    Mattytree replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    If you look at the fish pal catches there are a lot of sea trout, I would recon I see a lot more sea trout and two thirds of my hook ups are sea...
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    10-09-2018, 07:16 AM
    Dave Wilkinson replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    It's a good club with many hardworking members but too many beats with house rods so the water is paid for for by FFF and so these owners get a free...
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    09-09-2018, 09:19 PM
    Mattytree replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    They had a good load of leaves on Thursday when I was trying to get 3 rods a fish off the Hall beat... only saw two sea trout all day but water was...
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