True but back then nobody was daft enough to fish the flee in 7ft 9" and a howling 35mph up stream wind.Last night I re-read and old copy of Scottish angling news that I still have from 1982.
Tay opening day report for that year reported that there was over 80 springers landed on the 15th Jan :wow:
Changed days indeed my friends
Abit bitter . Look aback over the catches. Its been single figures in the open weeks for at least 25 years.Wouldnt really matter whether it was 2ft on the gauge and perfect weather conditions, theres probably not 80 springers in the entire system let alone even the remote chance of catching one. The Tay, like many rivers is sadly in great demise. I gave up fishing it 2 seasons ago, it was fast becoming a waste of time and waste of hard earned cash. The opening day celebrations every 15th now are just a pointless circus. Its really about time the whole thing(not just the circus) was reviewed. The fact this years opening highlight featured Dougie Maclean(no offence Dougie!) singing a rather sad ‘Caledonia’ , rather ironically just about sums it up.
A once great, triumphant tradition now reduced to a charade by the widespread absence of fresh fish. Like some other anglers with whom I have discussed this event, I cannot see the point of bothering kelts.
Seen this doing the rounds all over social media yesterday. I completely agree, the ghillie should of at least got the trophy shot with the angler, but it is easy to get carried away in the moment.just watched the video clip of the taymount fish , now if I was the guy who caught it I'd be right pizzed off , payed to fish , sat in cack conditions , played and landed it then just when you want to show off yer catch , which by the way a january Springer is like hens teith these days , the ghillie draws it away from you whilst babbling on and takes a super slow mo of him releasing it
prob expected a tip too , all I can say is I wont ever go to that beat again and that's the biggest ego trip I've seen for a long time