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    Maxcatch Classic Reel

    mine were all like that so a quick rub with some fine sandpaper sorts it out before putting a line on !!
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    Generosity of forum members

    Hi everyone i have replied to a post in another thread about being generously given a few days fishing when a syndicate member could not make it up to Scotland to use the rod and thought i would also mention another generous deed by another forum member who i contacted when i was going down to...
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    Thanks TowySewin - great couple of days on the Eachaig

    Hi yes i met with Alex and son and friends and also a father and son from Malawi and friend and Ian who hails from my neck of the woods and whose father ran a large tile company about 5 miles from my house !!!!! all lovely people , it sounds like you hit the water at a good time well done on the...
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    Thanks TowySewin - great couple of days on the Eachaig

    Hi iain great report and i couldn't agree more with you as i was the previous angler fishing on TowySewin's very generous offer to use his syndicate rod, i traveled up on the Sunday a six and a half hour drive in my small camper and on TS's advice wild camped in my van where he advised for the...
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    Full week available, River Eachaig, Argyll, W/C 17th August

    Hi this is a very generous offer as was the last one and if i wasn't at work on both occasions i would love to have gone maybe next time !! cheers
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    River Deel - Mayo

    Hi not sure what it is like late season but the castle water will also fish the fly well in a spate!
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    Line weight dilemma

    Hi if it were me i would go for the 450 on that rod for waterborne casting
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    Line weight dilemma

    what rod is it??
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    The River Moy

    i would say the top end of the east mayo anglers water if the water levels are right! or the ballina waters if its low water ridge cathedral or spring wells
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    River Deel - Mayo

    you need to be upstream of crossmolina!! but you need water on for it to fish today might be worth a go
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    Irish salmon holiday advice

    I would also recommend the river Drowes you can stay on their private estate in 1 of their (11or12) cottages with the river literally in the garden with the stretch on the estate being kept for the cottages , Shane the owner and Bill again are top blokes and you also have the fishing on lough...
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    Irish salmon holiday advice

    Hi as already said i would stay in foxford and employ the services of Paddy Mcdonnell a local guide who lives nearby but not only guides on the moy but also at least another 10 rivers to suit needs and conditions , i'v not used him but have met him a few times and seems a top bloke he also...
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    8 In a day! Red Letter day on a Northern Irish River

    Amazing day well done !!!!!
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    Maxcatch Classic Reel

    no worries if i ever come up your way fishing you would be welcome to try it!!
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    Shrimp /Prawn

    i agree with petekd i fished the prawn/shrimp when i first fished in ireland after being told it was the killer bait had a few but then discovered the fly produces a lot more takes in the right water horses for courses i suppose but iv definitely hooked a hell of a lot more fish on the fly and...
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    Maxcatch Classic Reel

    Hi no issues just buy them of ebay and wait about a month!!
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    Maxcatch Classic Reel

    Hi no i dont think it would be big enough on a 13ft rod mine are full with a switch line and some backing not sure a 13ft line would fit i can measure the reels if you would like ?
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    Snapped hooks

    HI Pati Budge has explained it correctly and i should of said that i learnt this from my own experience years ago when a pool i fished you waded onto a shelf and i was tending to rush my cast as if you were too slow the flow of the water washed your anchor over the shelf compromising your cast...
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    Snapped hooks

    i agree with bruce walker and occasional SF i think your hitting hard bankside objects stonesETC (sliping anchor??) but dont forget you will not feel it snag as it is hitting the outside of the bend of the hook and bending/snapping it in not hooking and pulling it out!! hope this helps
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    The River Moy

    Hi from what i know yes EMAA control the Ballintemple beat and have done for a few years now it is fished all on the same ticket as the rest of their waters not a separate ticket
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