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  1. Off Topic Lounge
    Well, we're now into May and the excitement SHOULD have been building ahead of the International Motorcycle Road Racing Season. The Irish Season should have got underway last weekend with the Cookstown 100 and the Tandragee 100 was to take place today. Then, all eyes would have turned to the...
  2. General Board
    Can anyone shed any light on good deals for G4Z waders? My current pair now in the 10th year (they have been to diver dave) ... surely its a buyers market at present :)
  3. Patterns for other species
    Point or dropper fly . Hopefully get a swim this season . Did very well last year. Colin.
  4. General Board
    What size of flies at what time of year is recommended
  5. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Another one from Peter O'Reilly's book that will hopefully get wet at some point this year!! ??
  6. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Another one from Peter O'Reilly's book that I've been meaning to tie for a year but never did! I think Jockie posted one recently and that reminded me!
  7. Off Topic Lounge
    Was watching the program about Usan on B.B.C. i player about the end of there netting operation. People here and elsewhere were doing there nut about the fish they were killing. It is a pity that they did not limit themselves when it was low water. What got me thinking about them was that the...
  8. General Board
    On a North coast river, that Iv fished for last few years in May, Iv just had my leter, regarding cancellation, regarding current situation. Now prior to booking, i had managed get a deal, that I only took the fishing, No Ghille, No Hotel, No food. I would of stayed in my camper, and only took...
  9. General Board
    I haven't written anything in a long while but Covid 19 has pushed me to it! Much Ado About Fish: Inver and the North-west (August/September 2019) If we're not back out by the equivalent time this year I will take up knitting...
  10. General Board
    Just been informed that my fishing on one of the Tweed beats has cancelled for April, the estate office has been kind and offered the reservation will be kept for me next year. I hope that all the estates will follow suit or refund the dosh. Good on the Hirsel.
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hi, it’s my first season salmon fishing although I’ve fly fished for trout most of my life, hoping to catch at least one salmon this year ? I’ll mostly be fishing the TAS water on the tyne. Thanks for having me ??
  12. Welsh Rivers
    Well with opening day less than a month away I thought it was time to open a new Tywi thread. Llandeilo Angling Association has a few vacancies for the forthcoming season, and for this year only there will be no joining fee of £50. Permit fee is £100. So if anybody is interested in joining...
  13. General Board
    Been seeing a lot of big fish pictures on Facebook recently, most from Russia. Nearly everyone looks like it has a touch of the red belly disease we had last year. Is it a new phenomenon over there, or is that where it's come from? What does everyone else think? Cheers Mows
  14. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    This is a copy of my most successful 'green' fly. My dad brought me some flies from a shop in Donegal Town in the early 2000s. This was one of them and caught me four grilse in a day in July that same year. I haven't used one since but might be tempted to try this one at some stage this season.
  15. General Board
    Help I'm taking the boss for a week in Normandy during July as she kindly "allowed" me to have 6 weeks on the Findhorn this year. By a stroke of good fortune (?) I have discovered that we will be in the hot spot for French sea trout fishing. It is too good an opportunity to miss so I tried to...
  16. Classified Sales
    Hey Guys, Set of 7 DVDs for sale. Lake Fishing Summer Fishing on the Gaula Orkla A Norwegian Salmon Adventure Salmon Summers on the Byske River Fly Fishing and Fly Tying The Gamefisher's Year - A Visual Diary of the Gamefishing Throughout the Year Fly Fishing in Iceland Looking for £35.00...
  17. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    This a pattern I got from Colin McLean from The River Girvan, he swore by it, its simple, no flash and for me just looks right, will be getting a swim on the Findhorn this year.
  18. Irish Rivers Reports & News
    I know, this is a salmon fishing forum but I have very little confidence that I will endure yet another harsh year of salmon fishing. I love river fishing but I cant see the hobby lasting with the constant blank days. I had 1 mad hour on the Blackwater with 4 fish, 99 hours with nothing. Im...
  19. General Board
    Last night i attended my local fishing associations AGM,and as the room filled up i said to my mate that there was not much hope for the future as the average age of those attending was probably over 60,with only 1 or 2 under 30.OK older folks are more likely to attend an AGM than the younger...
  20. General Board
    What would be your favourite time of year? For me it’s got to be Spring, everything bursting into life, the start of the fishing season ‘proper’. And the best sign for me is the arrival of the Sand martins. Won’t be too long now...
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