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    River Nith, 2021.

    You are so right, so many country sports now long gone like the yair nets on the Dee. There is a couple of excellent videos on you tube.
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    River Nith, 2021.

    When is a Springer not a Springer ...... when it's a very well mended bar of silver of a kelt. 25th, opening day, sun shining, river flood over and dropping in, temp about 8 degrees, what else could we ask for. I ventured down to Nunholm and parked the car with the intension of decorating the...
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    River Nith 2020

    The question you pose is an interesting one, Can you follow down through another beat. I don't think there is any legislation which addresses this but the assumption would be that you are not "fishing" as defined by the law but would be continuing to play a fish which was not fished for or...
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    River Nith 2020

    I was on the Borough waters today and watched a young man land a 7lb salmon, his second one he has ever caught. Watching his enjoyment play, land and get it back in the water was almost as good as landing one myself.
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    River Nith 2020

    And a surviving kelt from this year could be (provided it survives the sealice, seals etc) a 20 plus for next year
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    River Nith 2020

    Many thanks for your reply and I agree with your sentiments about fishing over reds. I would however disagree with the idea that only spinners or worms catch fish on the reds as a fly will catch just as many, therefore anyone fishing those stretches would be just as guilty as the fisher standing...
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    River Nith 2020

    Having fished since the age of 8 and reached my sixties, it saddens me the attitude of some that scorn and look down on the methods I fish with. I fish the fly, throw a spinner and worm depending on the conditions. I only fish for salmon, not even sea trout or trout. Chronic arthritis in my back...
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    River Nith 2020

    Once again I ventured down to one of my favorite spots when the water levels are getting ready to spill over the banks, that's the Cairn Mouth. What a beautiful morning it was, not a breath of wind, clear skies and the Cairn running clear although high. When I first got there, even before...
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    River Nith 2020

    Salmon ..... like me, is the stupidest fish in the world (yes I know I'm not a fish but stupid ??? ) There is no other fish in the world which can be caught on so many different methods, weather conditions, water conditions or lures. How many fish can be caught on a, large intake of breath...
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    River Nith 2020

    This was a typo error for this season and salmon fishing commenced on 25th Feb. Lets hope they don't just cut and paste the dates for next season.
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    River Nith 2020

    I stood rod in hand in the Burgh yesterday and watched the leaves float past ..... after an hour and probably 3 tons of leaves on the line I thought I would give up as it was not a leave that went past but a tree. Hopefully when the rain stops at 12 we can try again before the river rises too...
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    River Nith 2020

    Hi Jonsey, most of them were fresh, probably 50/50 with those with a bit of colour only just loosing their silver sheen. Definitely none into "tartan breeks". I've been down a couple of times since and saw a few more in the same crease. I did see a cracking 15-16 LD cock fish landed from the...
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    River Nith 2020

    I was fishing at the Cairn mouth today, but did not have any joy at hooking up. I did have fun trying to keep up with trying to get my worms in front of the salmon that were showing. In the three hours I was there I saw 14 fish break the surface with 6 of them clear the water completely. All the...
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    Bleeding Vent

    I've had two fresh fish from the Nith with this problem this year, not bleeding but red raw and extended.
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    River Nith 2020

    I fished the Cairn mouth from 7 till 2pm, a couple of fish showing in the seam between the two rivers but didn't have a touch on the worm or spinner. Left at 2 due to the party going on at the gravel at the Collage hole of youngsters. Bottles, cans and stones being chucked in the river along...
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    River Nith 2020

    A perfect day for the Cairn Mouth, +4ft, chucking it down with rain, spring tide at 3 ish and Willy Worms just delivered 200 giant Canadian snakes. So off I went at 6:30 and fishing for 7. The water was perfect for the worm with just enough of a tint to colour the water without any sediment...
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    River Nith 2020

    I fished the Collage hole again today and was not disappointed. Great weather, great water height, great water colour and to top it off ... not all the fish had left for the upper reaches yet and I managed to winkle a nice spirited grilse from the same lie as yesterdays fish. Fish were still...
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    River Nith 2020

    I ventured down to the Cairn mouth with a tub of giant lobs this morning, my favorite place when the water is 3ft up. A number of fish showing 2 ft off the point of the Nith/Cairn junction but the wind kept blowing my line into the long grass at the point so gave up targeting them. The Cairn was...
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    River Nith 2020

    I keep watching Fispal for the daily reports of how many fish are being caught ..... is there really no fish caught this week ?? Many thanks for the feedback below, I just thought that with Fishpal being the main ticket sales agents for most of the beats they might of had a handle on how many...
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    River Nith 2020

    I spent a couple of hours down at Castledykes this morning before the tide arrived at lunch time, no joy at catching but certainly enjoyed watching the number of fish jumping. Some of them a very nice size. I had a look at the caul on the way home and again there was a couple of nice fish...
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