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Old 06-11-2016, 05:49 PM
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I have been informed the river board is allowing ten free days fishing from Wednesday 11th January. This is your chance to fish the exclusive Helmsdale river and hopefully hook up with fresh silver springer. You will also be supporting the local economy by staying in B&B's and spending in the local shops and restaurants. If you've not been before and thinking of going for a cast I suggest you start looking at accomodation now as it gets booked up early.
Here is hoping for good weather and perfect river conditions
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Old 30-11-2016, 06:28 PM
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If you can get there it is a unmissable opportunity to fish one of the Highland's most iconic rivers......for FREE. There is a real chance of hooking into a Springer and boy do they put up a fight, they are like bars of chromium and hard as steel. Conditions can be challenging, but to catch a Helmsdale Springer it's well worth the discomfort.
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My uncle Brian Stubbs did some ghilling on that river and still lives in Helmsdale, unfortunately I was coarse fishing then and never got the chance to fish with him, he's in his eighties now and not able to get out.

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Tip, take a large hip flask.

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Hi Fishing hobo,
You are quite correct and I would not argue the point, however I find a nip that can be shared is a pleasant part of early Spring fishing, especially in a horizon blizzard. I drive, so I am very conscious of our tight D&D laws and the usefulness of a driving licence up here. Tight Lines.

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Just about 11 days to go to the opening on the 11th January. The opening ceremony takes place at about 10am.
For information on registering click on the link below which Ron Sutherland has provided in his Helmsdale River report.......
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You will also be supporting the local economy by staying in B&B's and spending in the local shops and restaurants.
Helmsdale's changed quite a bit since I was last there then…

Anyone else remember Moley?
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Looking forward the opening day and later my week in March.

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Helmsdale's changed quite a bit since I was last there thenů

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Are we talking about Johnnie Miller (Moley)
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Tough going, cold and blizzard conditions with a rising river. Not a touch, but it was well worth the effort. No fresh fish reported, at least not heard of anything, hopefully in the next few days. I will try again next week.

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