Thanks for your wishes, Slaneybs! Yes I hope to be back on the track in a few weeks! Last year, I seriously damaged my back, beaching my second fish of the season, a good 23 Ibs and then I was off for the reminder of the season, so I am getting used to it! Old age you know! :doh:
Or any of her offspring...but who are we to preach? Shame, but not the end of the world.
Certainly NOT preaching. I am well used to seeing pictures like that. It is their country and they can do what they want. Just stating fact. Still, that beast would have been fun on the single hander and Orange Muddler.
Jock.....were you fishing with a Shakey Oracle?
Just for the record, 140 fish is not too bad for the the first week on the Orkla, specially when one looks at the average weight sofar which is 16Ibs, not the best over the years, but still a solid figure! For the record, the total catch for all Scottish rivers registered on Fishpal was 107 for last week and is 74 sofar this week! So just be happy and enjoy what you have, specially this 27 Ibs!!Of course I was:thumb: Heavy duty Ken Sawada tube double right enough along with my trusty yozuri hybrid nylon, gaelforce fly line and danielsson control reel....only the best of gear to handle these big boys in fast water.
Hearing shoals of salmon waiting to run the river, so heading off later to Orklanger to look for them. Only 140 recorded so far and we have hardly seen a fish.
still very low rivers, and we really need water, in short.
No significant rainfall in the 10 day forecast - which always is a bit of sci fi ...
we have cloud cover now, and colder Nights, which is good given the low water.
So just be happy and enjoy what you have, specially this 27 Ibs!!
still very low rivers. Gaulfoss 24 m3/s yesterday. Few fishermen are out, especially loclqas. I also hear that some fishermen do not turn up for weekly lets, which in my view is wrong.
Talked to the owner of horgøien/Gaula yesterday, the 2 Fish that were landed there the day before were both sealiced, so Fish are running. (And many are probablky cruising around the estuaries and in the vast fjord).
Cloudcovers, coler and tonight some Heavy Wind. makes it easier for Fish to run in low water. but they feel very exposed in these low, clear water conditions. No serious rainfalls in the long term weather forecast still, but it all Depends on when the Wind swings to the North/west - which is the direction that stuffs clouds into the Orkla and gaula Valleys and bring Heavy rain.
Anyway, it is Worth Fishing, but og for late evenings and eraly mornings in these conditions.
Jack: I do not see the pic from Orkla, only a black frame ...
I've also been experiencing the same of late UN. I can't see any of the you tube or vid clips, and MacD's Jukebox thread is now an invisible wasteland.
I suspect that it's a problem with older web browsers (I use Explorer 10) being no longer as well supported - If I load the forum using Firefox, I can see the videos no problem!
Will this make much a dent in the water levels?
Yr – Long term forecast for Gaula, Gaular (Sogn og Fjordane)
Nothing special going on at the time, obviously. We have had a more steady Winter than we have seen the last decade, and the snow cover is roughly on average for this time of the year. It has been colder than average the last week, and will be so for some time still. No big deal though, but You appreciate working indoors when the gauge in the car shows temps below -20 C when driving to work.