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    Got to be this one, tide fresh springer caught less than 2 miles from the sea in 2018.
    Also the second fish on the river that year.

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    Last edited by Rrrr; 24-01-2020 at 09:26 AM.

  2. #12
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    Default Opening day fish

    Opening day fish on the South Esk.
    Didn't really deserve it as I had been snagged a few minutes earlier and had left the drag full on when it took.
    Luckily I was able run after it while I slackened the drag.
    Probably about 8lb.

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    Cheers

    Mows

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    Quote Originally Posted by mows View Post
    Opening day fish on the South Esk.
    Didn't really deserve it as I had been snagged a few minutes earlier and had left the drag full on when it took.
    Luckily I was able run after it while I slackened the drag.
    Probably about 8lb.

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    Cheers

    Mows
    Propper deep spring fish that one Fish that you never Will forget

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  4. #14

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    With the beautiful bars of silver on show here I am slow to put this picture up as it isn't even a salmon. When I was about 8 I was out with my father who was fishing on the Avonmore in Vale of Clara in Wicklow.
    Dad had fished the river for years, my grandparents had a farm beside the river. In about 30 years fishing he had had one fish up to about 3/4lb and the odd 1/4lber most years. The huge majority where v small trout typical of an uplands acidic river although it sounds like that as a kid he would think nothing of going home with 30 or 40 brownies in the bag and fry them up for supper.
    It was the Easter holidays there had been a big flood and he was fishing with his new, first ever, fiberglass rod when he hooked a "monster". It turned out to be a 3 3/4lb cannibal brownie and it fell off in the net! Long before there were any stockies in this type of river this was a huge fish to land.
    My brother who is the 3 year old in the photo holding up the fish sent me a copy last week as I had mislaid mine.
    The Avonmore forms the major part of the Avoca river which runs into the sea at Arklow and would be a fantastic salmon and sea trout river were it not for the impact of copper mining in the 18th to 20th century leaving a stretch of the river toxic in low water due to the run off from the streams flowing through the mines.
    My first salmon might of gone up if I had a photo which dont but it also was no silver beauty. It was an absolutely black, almost green, early run springer caught in a July flood on the other side of the country.
    The fish you will never forget are often not the biggest or prettiest as they they are the ones that got away and there is no photo.
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    Braw fish that min

    Southie, opening day, like bloomin rockin horse sh!t them things!
    Its aye worth a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by mows View Post
    Opening day fish on the South Esk.
    Didn't really deserve it as I had been snagged a few minutes earlier and had left the drag full on when it took.
    Luckily I was able run after it while I slackened the drag.
    Probably about 8lb.

    img00009[1]-jpg

    Cheers

    Mows
    Braw fish that min

    Southie, opening day, like bloomin rockin horse sh!t them things!
    Its aye worth a try

  7. #17

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    20lbs of April Springer complete with sea lice, and caught on my very last cast of the day at Dryburgh upper, and all on film too.
    My most memorable .....maybe!


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    Lovely broonie ibm but not a Lamington resident?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrarex View Post
    Lovely broonie ibm but not a Lamington resident?
    It was indeed a Lamington fish. 🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibm59 View Post
    Very very nice indeed sir upper clyde fish by any chance?

    I see my question is answered on post 19, beautiful fish
    Last edited by Lamson v10; 25-01-2020 at 08:33 AM.

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