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    Hi,

    Here's a few photos of our Saturday on the Tweed at Traquair.

    We only got there at about lunchtime but were in time to witness Donald Rose's 18lb fish played and landed (pictured on the fishtweed site). With water looking good, crystal clear and a bit up but stable, it would be an understatement to say we were twitching to get lines in the water!

    Well on!


    Nearly there!


    ...finally after some heart stopping swipes with the net (on the bridge we were taking bets on whether it would fit!)...Phew!


    There were plenty of salmon moving about some coloured and some silver, many of a good size too. Nothing like keeping the spirits up with a few monsters slpashing about! Conditions weren't ideal with gusty strong wind, I was struggling from time to time with my 15'.










    We blanked but then so did all but one fishing on Saturday, the 18lb fish was the only one landed on Traquair. It does seem to me that "blank" is the wrong word for such an enjoyable day on a really nice water. With upper Tweedale arrayed in autumn colours and occasional outbreaks of warm sunshine it was far from a blank for us. Of course combining it with two nights in a good hotel, good food and a load of expensive spa treatments for wife had many advantages!

    AP
    Last edited by Rockdoc; 21-10-2008 at 02:41 PM.
    Alex: "Colin! Colin! There's seals in the loch!"
    Colin: "Alec! Get the tripple two!"
    (somewhere in the west - 1980's)

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    great pixs, looks a lovely stretch of water and as you say beautiful at this time of year
    so much fishing, so little time


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    Lovely water, nice photos and a 'powerful' bend in that rod.
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    Great pictures, could you please resize them to 800x600

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    Springer,

    Do I have to re-post them or just change them on Photobucket?

    AP
    Alex: "Colin! Colin! There's seals in the loch!"
    Colin: "Alec! Get the tripple two!"
    (somewhere in the west - 1980's)

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    Always enjoy fishing Traquair - had some good times and even some great times there! Foot of Leithen (4th down) rarely lets me down, although the bridge pool and stream are also good uns. Amazing to think that the annual upper tweed kipper send off is only just around the corner.

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    Smile Traquair, River Tweed

    I will be fishing Traquair beat in Novmeber which pic relate to pools and parts of the beat

    Thanks DaveB

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    Dave,

    We were on the bottom beat, Foot of Leithen down to the Mound, I think. As we got there late we only got to see one section. Foot of Leithen, pics 1 and 2 after the 18lb fish was in very good nick. Then there's a long streamy riffly pics 3 and 4 bit down to a really fishy pool (The Mound) at the end. The pics there were pretty dark and not very good so not here.

    G'luck,

    AP
    Alex: "Colin! Colin! There's seals in the loch!"
    Colin: "Alec! Get the tripple two!"
    (somewhere in the west - 1980's)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdoc View Post
    Springer,

    Do I have to re-post them or just change them on Photobucket?

    AP
    Just re-size them in photobucket, they will change automatically here

    You can actually set your default photobucket size to 800x600 so it will do it automatically every time you upload new pictures

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    "Just re-size them in photobucket, they will change automatically here"

    No worries,

    No flash player on work pc so have resized and correcting now.

    Cheers,
    AP
    Alex: "Colin! Colin! There's seals in the loch!"
    Colin: "Alec! Get the tripple two!"
    (somewhere in the west - 1980's)

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