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  1. Off Topic Lounge
    Being like most probly bored out of my small mind. What would salmon fishers say was the best conservation thing that has happened in the not to distant past. To my mind it was stopping the sale of rod caught salmon. I used to take what fish I required and return the rest. Used to get laughed at...
  2. General Board
    I wonder when this epidemic is all over how many small tackle shops will have survived the lockdown ? its hard enough for them to make a living competing with the likes of Ebay never mind this
  3. Patterns for other species
    Maybe we will be able to fish the autumn run of sea trout in my local river . This has got , to my mind , most of the ingredients for sea trout. Colin.
  4. General Board
    Lo all, Hope the turkey & Xmas pud sweats have abated.. Quick question, I need to fill 3 x Danielsson H5D 11fourteen spools with backing and have been considering using 40 or 50lbs Power Pro. Reason for the 40/50 lbs breaking strain is I'm looking ahead somewhat and may consider a Norway...
  5. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    A wee pair tied up today. All over the place with my choice of tail colour but hopefully the fish don't mind. I should have made the front black half of the body a bit bigger too.
  6. Classified Sales
    I have for sale a Greys XF2 T series 13’ #8 comes in a Triangular tube and the rod is in first class condition, any inspection welcome. Not checked for postage costs as yet, but don’t mind meeting within reasonable distance. £120 plus postage, Thanks Ian
  7. Loop
    Just see that loop are doing a limited addition one of these reels for the year of the salmon, cracking reel and great to see they are donating 200 pound off each sale to the cause, my point being is I think they should run other items of there tackle with this ie clothing etc Im sure a few...
  8. General Board
    Yeah, alright we all know what it’s usually like but Forum members might want to know that tonight’s episode includes two items about the Missing Salmon project and the trial about using deer carcasses/bones being placed in the river to boost nutrients. Who knows it might even be a useful...
  9. Off Topic Lounge
    I watched a show called Peppa the Pig with some little people. It seemed like good insight into your heart and mind.
  10. General Board
    Read today that the Scottish Government have agreed a proposal to allow a 5,000 ton salmon farm off Arran. as if we need another like a hole in the head. Thanks Nicola. equally depressing is the catches of the main rivers in Scotland. declared only Today 1 off the Tay 1off the Dee 2off the Tweed...
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    Prince Philip A149 crash road speed limit 'to be reduced' - BBC News Why was he driving?? There are communities in the UK that have been trying for years to have speed reduction measures put in place but in this case a decision has been made overnight to install speed cameras etc.:wow...
  12. Off Topic Lounge
    Twenty five past four may be a little early in the day for it. I am however out in about half an hour and suspect I will be in no fit state by midnight for posting niceties on a Forum. With this in mind I will say it now. May you all have a happy, healthy, prosperous and happy is a very...
  13. General Board
    Many many moons ago, probably early 60's, on a family holiday to Devon, one of our daily outings was to Lynmouth. Fresh in my parents mind because of a flooding disaster a few years earlier, if my mind isn't playing tricks on me. My abiding memory of the day was of traveling up the extremely...
  14. General Board
    I ordered a rod from the above via their website yesterday. This morning I get a phone message saying its not stock and will take 7 to 10 days to get. Ok it was a sale item but why have it advertised on their site and let me order it and take my money if they haven't got one in stock? I wouldn't...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hello, hello, hello (said the policeman with 3 heads) I'm Essel (been called a lot worse) & am hoping to get into a bit of salmon/ST fishing as it becomes a chore travelling 50 miles to the sea to catch nowt! (mind you, the macky were flying in last week) looking forward to learning from all...
  16. General Board
    As well as having a statutory duty to maintain and improve fisheries the EA in England (and I believe the NRW in Wales) is supposed to deliver an environmental protection function that includes policing and protecting our rivers and water courses. The EA is supposed to oversee and monitor...
  17. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Shrimp and Rabbit. One for a Sea Pool, take a Slob too I reckon. Went a bit heavy on the dubbing loop mind. . . . Added a better couple of pictures.
  18. General Board
    Not long in the door from the first night at the seatrout, a sudden (and un forecast) plummet in temps killed it stone dead. 9 degrees does not make for good fishing at night! 3 wee schoolies landed but there were a few big boys about. Mate had the hooks on his snake straightened by one! Had a...
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    Russell Shearer - Russell Shearer commented on this. | Facebook Can't make my mind up on this.
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