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    Responsibility over a footbridge.

    Hi all, after some accurate advice regarding a bit of an ongoing issue we're having on part of our beat. If anyone's had a similar situation develop I'd love to hear how it was resolved. The problem surrounds a small iron-plate footbridge that crosses one of our tribs about 20 yards up from...
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    SNH General licence restrictions

    Read with interest that Scottish Natural Heritage taking some stronger action against some of the more notorious estates which have a long history of suspected raptor persecution. The general licence restrictions have been issued against at least 4 estates, including Burnfoot and Raeshaw (though...
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    Crack Willow

    Hi all, we're about to embark on a significant tree planting and buffer zone programme on our section of river. I've been mulling over the type of tree to get in (we're looking at getting around 100), and I've been thinking the fast growing crack willow, Salix fragilis would probably be the...
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    Thermal imaging -FLIR

    Hi all, I've been faffing around with IR illumination and scopes for a bit now, and whilst they're OK for taking a shot they're a bit poor for acquisition. Given the magnification it's a bit like searching for quarry by looking through a keyhole. So I'm seriously considering outlaying on a...
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    Irreconcilable?

    No longer having consenting authority on unnamed watercourses, and the protection and enhancement of our migratory fish populations within Wales. It's clear that these two statements create an unworkable situation which is fundamentally flawed. One of our local spawning tribs today. No, not the...
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    There are moderators, and there's Hushpower!

    Hey up, took a trip out today to buy myself something I've been curious about for some time. I'm doing a bit of shooting where the 12 is a bit tricky at night (loud), so I've sorted some night vision for the PCP and one of these little babies. I've gone down to 20 bore for it, but for...
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    Help finding something.

    Hi all, been getting a bit frustrated trying to source something. I hoping the collective on here may know where I can track one down. What I need to do is attach IR spotting scope that has a 20mm picatinny rail built in (for attaching a secondary IR illumination device), onto a rifle that has...
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    I'm a fisnmonger!

    I'm a fishmonger! Aaargh!! That bleeding online catch return site! I've just asked for an emailed copy for my records and it clearly says that I, Stuartpengs killed 41 sea trout below a pound in weight during the 2015 season! I nearly fell off my flipping chair! Email requesting amendment has...
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    Mandatory C&R as an effective management tool

    Hi all, Just trying to gauge anglers' opinion on the possibility of the introduction of mandatory C&R in Wales. No doubt as some of you are aware this will be a topic of conversation in meetings over the next few weeks, if I'm brutally honest I do have some very real concerns about its possible...
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    Court of Justice Ruling on WFD

    WFD finally getting some teeth to bite with? http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2015-07/cp150074en.pdf From the ECJ ruling: Article 4(1)(a)(i) to (iii) of Directive 2000/60/EC [the Water Framework Directive] must be interpreted as meaning that the Member States are...
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    Catch & release treble or single?

    Hi all, Bit of a question to the well-respected collective on here. I'm currently in the middle of an ongoing debate with a fisheries scientist regarding the use of treble hooks on spinners as an acceptable approach to collecting samples that will will be returned after a series of...
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    Nikon fit - Sigma 70-200 f2.8, X2 Teleconverter

    ****sold**** Hi all, not getting very much use out of this lens at the moment. Time, other commitments etc are keeping me away from my photography, so I thought I'd let this lens go, but keep hold of the macro and landscape stuff. Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon Completely...
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    Claret Muddling

    Hi all, a bit of vice time tonight (surprisingly difficult to get time lately), so decided to carry out a bit more muddling. Guess if I'm going to make a mess it may as well be a big one! :D Hook - Fulling Mill 31531 Black Nickel Comp Heavyweight 10, 12. Thread - UniThread 8/0 Black Butt -...
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    Crippled, dabbled and muddled.

    Hi all, three flies from a St David's day tying stint this morning. Though not intentional, one for each position of the cast. Hook - Fulling Mill 31531 Black Nickel Comp Heavyweight 10, 12. Thread - UniThread 8/0 Black Rib - Gold Wire Body - Flat Gold Body Hackle - Orange Grizzle Hen First...
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    Golden Olive crippler

    Hi all, free weekend this weekend, so a bit of time at the vice, and a bit of time out with the camera! A couple of golden olive cripplers from the vice Hook - Fulling Mill 31531 Black Nickel Comp Heavyweight 10, 12 Thread - UniThread 8/0 Red Butt - Flat Gold, Globrite 5 Rib - Gold Oval...
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    F1 2015.

    Hi all, well, the new 2015 season is almost upon us! Love it when the new F1 cars finally break cover, not least because it means the new fishing season is also not far away. First day of the first pre-season test today, and the talking point (well, one amongst many) was the new RB11, or more...
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    Hair-wing ...

    Hey up, time for a few hair wings to be added to the box for 2015. Starting off with a bit of a 'vanilla', a hare's ear. Hook - Fulling Mill 31531 Black Nickel Comp Heavyweight 10, 12 Thread - UniThread 8/0 Black Tail - Yellow Cock Fibres Rib - Copper Oval Body - Hare Mask Body Hackle -...
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    More claret!

    Hi all, thought I'd join in with my own claret dabbler. Not been near any claret BM for a while, and tying this kind of reminded me why. There's some dye colours bronze mallard reacts well too (picric, fiery brown etc), and some it doesn't, particularly claret and black. Thought I'd get it up...
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    15.1 Beta

    Just to keep my ol' mucker happy, the 15.1 Beta Cat. :D
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    15 Cat

    Hi all, another bit of a twist on very productive pattern - the Cat Dabbler. First saw one of these put up by Rob a few years ago, and to me it was one of those instant 'yeah that definitely work' type of flies, it just has that something about it. I've snagged a lot of fish on it since then...
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