River Earn 2019

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Bliadhna Mhath Ur to all Earn anglers. Hoping for better water and more fish this year.
 

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I have been down a few times grayling fishing ….they haven't been as numerous as other years. What I did notice was the number of salmon moving through. Or should that be, the lack of them. December ususlly sees a lot of salmon moving and splashing about. In 4/5 trips I hardly saw a salmon move. On the up side we did catch a few wee finnock as a by catch, they were minted. Good luck to Earn anglers 2019. What do we want? Rain! When do we want it? All june , July and August! And some in October.
 

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Have seen/caught more finoch last season than for many seasons past. Just thin out the goosanders Iand that would be a big help to the river.
Bob.
 

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it would, I am seeing them everywhere and they aren't even a native species!
 

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Cold and clear forecat for Friday. Who'll be out for Opening Day?

No chance of a fresh fish with the water so low but it's all about the ceremony and the hope of things to come.

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A hardy dozen turn out to brave the cold (-8c) and low water conditions for the Crieff AC Opening Day. There was grue on the river, not seen that in years, and unsurprisingly, no fish!

Nonetheless, a good crack accompanied by some Glenturret 10 Year Old (thank you) and a look forward to a better season, hopefully .

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Walked our beats yesterday and never saw a sign of a kelt dead or alive. With it having been a fairly dry winter compared with past I would have expected to find dead ones amongst the rubbish from the last spate.
Good to see the place again. Watched a dab chick [little grebe] in one of the pools. Always amazes me how they manage to survive the winter.
Any one had anything yet.
Bob.
 

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Well that will clear out any kelts. Might even bring up the odd early fish too.

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I was told that there were 4 caught at Kinkell Bridge so far. Is this wrong?
 

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Don't we all😁

Just moved to Comrie, how quick do the fish get up here albeit I'll need to sort a permit out and try for myself.
Depends on the water temperature and height in order to encourage them over Colquhylie. Normally it's March before Crieff gets it's first fish.
 

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No, it often catches the earliest fish but Crieff AC usually catches the most fish each year.
My pal was up at Kinkell this week and a springer was caught . Not by him sadly but a fresh fish none the less
 
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