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    Today, 11:53 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread General Election in The Lounge
    Very true Bob however the ruling party with a majority can increase or decrease civil servant numbers at their will and usually do. More...
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    Today, 11:15 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread General Election in The Lounge
    Bradan i would love for Scotland to be carbon neutral and employment through the roof due to the jobs being created in the "Green Sector" thing is i...
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    Today, 10:41 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread General Election in The Lounge
    Gee i really wish there was an unlike this post button :lol:. I do not get het up over politics anymore and i am glad i dont as i would be raging by...
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    Today, 10:06 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread General Election in The Lounge
    More turmoil and uncertainty and being at loggerheads with the Triumphant Boris, exactly what Scotland and the UK need at this time. I think there...
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    Today, 05:57 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread General Election in The Lounge
    Looks like Scotland will be locking horns with Westminster again regarding another independence vote and trying to beg the EU to allow them in....
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    Yesterday, 11:48 AM
    Never mind coloured water , a cracker for the Tay in the first few months.
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    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread Smolt tracking in General Board
    I cannot comment of the Hydro impact without hard factual findings on each specific one but one thing that may be happening is people who are...
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    Yesterday, 03:08 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread Skinny dunkeld in Fly Tying Topics
    That is perfect looking , well done you.
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    Yesterday, 02:59 AM
    Everyone knows that the River Forth & River Teith are the most predator friendly rivers in Scotland ? 1981 and the birds were now protected so cannot...
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    11-12-2019, 03:43 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread Smolt tracking in General Board
    I do not think we are getting enough parr maturing to smolts in the first place. One of the pools i have fished since i was a kid would always be...
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    10-12-2019, 02:26 PM
    ArchieL replied to a thread Smolt tracking in General Board
    I will be pedantic and quote you "The females have moved upstream to breed and the males are at sea" Breeding is the sexual reproduction which...
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    10-12-2019, 06:32 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread Smolt tracking in General Board
    You can see the way this is all going to pan out with the different fishery board's applying for licenses to kill birds to gain evidence of what the...
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    10-12-2019, 03:17 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread Smolt tracking in General Board
    I fish the lower Spey every April and i see lots of Cormorants and merganser/goosanders every time i am up there.The cormorants appear to be coming...
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    09-12-2019, 04:32 PM
    My local River Forth used to stuffed with them until Seal's set up home and made hunts upstream every time there was a bit of water on.
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    09-12-2019, 01:05 PM
    The Carron must be stuffed with Kelts at that time of year ? Or do they slip out pretty soon after spawning seen they are so close to the salt on the...
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    09-12-2019, 12:13 PM
    dinnae gee me it a ken you tough highlanders are normally oot hammering the helmsdale in January in awe sorts oh silly weather.:lol:
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    09-12-2019, 11:41 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread Smolt tracking in General Board
    Hi Bankwheel as you say "There are large amounts of smolts that don't even make it to the sea, this is a worry but perhaps it always has been that...
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    09-12-2019, 05:59 AM
    Spring fishing in Scotland in February is about getting flies down and deep so i would not be using #8 #10 single handed rods if honest as i do not...
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    09-12-2019, 03:50 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread Smolt tracking in General Board
    Was talking to a fisherman tonight regarding all the effort that is going into the smolt tracking projects on various rivers . He summed it up...
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    08-12-2019, 02:55 AM
    The time to apply for licenses to peg these FEB's was 1981 when they were granted protection status. Surely every fishery board the length and...
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    07-12-2019, 01:35 PM
    Hi Davy Good post but let us remember that 99.99% of fishers on the Forth & Teith have no say or sway at fishery board level and as such cannot...
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    06-12-2019, 04:31 AM
    I wonder if the big Bull Seal is going to adhere to the rules this year. I think we can say with certainty that this big bull seal and the female i...
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    06-12-2019, 03:44 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread Packham v Beavers ? in General Board
    Guys sort this out , this is not what a Salmon Forum is all about. Yes fall out and disagree and let each other know you are unhappy and you totally...
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    06-12-2019, 03:28 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread River Allan. in Scottish Rivers
    I was up fishing Orchil loch last year and the owner was saying that the amount of geese can cause problems for the fishery due to the run off with...
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    05-12-2019, 02:08 PM
    I spoke to a boy who had it last year and he was raving about it and all the beats he had fished on lots of different rivers. He did say you would...
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    05-12-2019, 01:53 PM
    ArchieL replied to a thread Anthony Joshua in The Lounge
    Said it before the Mexican was coming out on top every time Joshua went in close to land a punch, Joshua would land one punch then Ruiz would land 2...
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    04-12-2019, 09:39 AM
    Without a doubt Phil.b there are far too many young salmon & sea trout being lost in the rivers and burns to predation. I keep saying it that i never...
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    04-12-2019, 05:46 AM
    ArchieL replied to a thread Anthony Joshua in The Lounge
    Joshua needs to change his game plan , Ruiz done well first time so why change , Agreed if Joshua gets beat here then hard to get in among other big...
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    04-12-2019, 03:58 AM
    Excellent blog post Michael, would i be correct in surmising that if the young smolt leaves its river of birth then they get the magnetic map of the...
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    03-12-2019, 05:20 PM
    I recently watched a program which showed the actual magnetic north pole positions over the last 100 years. It is moving at a very fast rate and has...
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