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  1. natthargreaves

    Aberdeenshire Dee 2021

    Thanks lads all sorted but want to join a local angling club any recommendations
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    Aberdeenshire Dee 2021

    Hi Guys I am just contacting you all to ask if anyone knows of an appartment for rent in or around Aberdeen I have been offered a job at the airport and will be moving to up there in a couple of weeks
  3. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2021

    Was out on big ribble last night for 3 hours or so below the De tabley Bridge water was a bit coloured and running at .75m too much colour for the fly but spinner was OK I missed 2 fish but never saw a fin.I am sure the silver tourists are on the way up river. I have been out most days this...
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    Ribble 2020

    Hi Saint Andrews Yes the tush pool in Ribchester is a good holding pool but as you know there has been little or no chance to fish this beat over the last week due to the rain and water levels But today its just rite with the hi tide at 07 45 and the water running at 0.5m but unfortunately I...
  5. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2020

    Ribble at Ribchester tonight will be ok for the morning Tight lines Natt
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    Ribble 2020

    yea in Ribchester it really needs to be 2ft at most and by the look of things more rain overnight so it may be too high for the weekend too
  7. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2020

    Hi All Been down for an hour this afternoon the river was at about 3 feet and coloured I was spinning but not really expecting much in this location the water was just too fast Tomorrow should be OK if we get no more rain Best of luck tight lines Natt
  8. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2020

    0.5 to 0.7 m
  9. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2020

    Sorry make that 1.7m
  10. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2020

    Its over 3m at the moment in Ribchester
  11. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2020

    Hope your OK Fred and up and about on the river soon Natt
  12. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2020

    Hi That bloody dog There are fish about on big ribble so you just have to put the time in mate pm me if you fancy a day out Natt
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    Ribble 2020

    Hi Sutty I have had two over the weekend both coloured and returned I normally fish yellow and red combos at this time of year cascades size12 and the like however I tried my normal routine for a few hours and not even a sniff so I changed tac and went bigger just an orange shrimp pattern...
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    Ribble 2020

    Cheers St Andrews It was a good fish I estimate 18 could have been bigger though a very deep and thick girth.I would love for it to have been a 20 its only 30 years since my last 1
  15. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2020

    Good evening all Just back off the water on a beat well below Dinkley The water was about 18in and reasonable for the fly I had a little Brownie on my first cast then nothing for the next hour then at about 6 30 I hooked into this fine fish Taken on a size 10 allys shrimp a great scrap for...
  16. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2020

    Hi all Had a bit of a strange evening I fished well below Ribchester on big ribble not enough flow for the fly so spinning was the method that suited After fishing the ribble for over 40 years I had never caught a pike but this evening I had 4 all perfect fish 3 of about 1lb and one of about...
  17. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2020

    Hi Budge had about 5 on a size 10 cascade the rest on a 15 gram black and orange flying c The ones on the fly were just on the turn at the back end of the cast just off the dangle The flying c were slightly upstream and across the run So I guess it was fishing quite quickly Normal tac tics for...
  18. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2020

    Hi Guys I have fished every day over the last week both fly and spinner below Dinkley and had about 12 sea trout to between 2 and 4lb all fish had been in for a while but still clean and silver ish I would have thought the given the conditions an the amount of time on the water a salmon or two...
  19. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2020

    I much prefer the fly but as has already been said you have to fish the conditions Spinning dose give me a bad back but can be very effective on a spate or coloured water But i do try to fish the fly whenever possible
  20. natthargreaves

    Ribble 2020

    Hi guys Glad to see the lads on the upper are catching plenty Unfortunately on big ribble below Ribchester the water has been unfishable this week so I have spent a bit of time on the fly tying vice I was wondering what change in fly you use at this time of year I tend to use a bit more red...
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