Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

mebu

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Lovely stretch Steven, but can be extremely hard going, especially over those boulder fields. I think the further up you go towards the spout, the hungrier - and the more numerous - the trout get. Certainly not wading for the faint hearted, fortunately much can be reached from the banks.
Wished I could have had a day there ( needs a stay-over for me), will have to wait until next season now.
Peter
 

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Lovely stretch Steven, but can be extremely hard going, especially over those boulder fields. I think the further up you go towards the spout, the hungrier - and the more numerous - the trout get. Certainly not wading for the faint hearted, fortunately much can be reached from the banks.
Wished I could have had a day there ( needs a stay-over for me), will have to wait until next season now.
Peter
The two lads with me today did just that, but I can’t keep up with them anymore, half a mile up and half a mile down from the car park is my lot.
It is hard going indeed.
S.
 

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Well fished Steven. 🎣

Been there and done that. (y) 🎣 :) First time Peter was there and it was hard work with a strong downstream wind. Second time I went it was much easier. They say only one chance to catch a fish in the pockets, I caught 5 and lost one out of one bit alone.
I took my wading staff first time, more trouble than it was worth. Didn't bother second time.
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Well fished Steven. 🎣

Been there and done that. (y) 🎣 :) First time Peter was there and it was hard work with a strong downstream wind. Second time I went it was much easier. They say only one chance to catch a fish in the pockets, I caught 5 and lost one out of one bit alone.
I took my wading staff first time, more trouble than it was worth. Didn't bother second time.
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Never been that far Ged and unless someone takes me on a quad bike I never will. :D
S.
 

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Had a day on the upper Tweed today. Fished upstream from the Lyne junction for about 1.5 miles. Got out the car and started getting tackled up but when it came to getting into the waders I had only put my boots in the car, waders still hanging up nice and dry on the living room door :-(

I ended up wet wading with my shorts and boots on, not a great idea in September on the Tweed but I survived.

Anyway, for all the great looking water I fished I had no luck. I ended up with 4 small trout and loads of salmon parr that were plaguing me. No grayling, the target fish really, but still enjoyable.

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Hi Scott,

I've wet waded for most of this year. It is really quite liberating - No pulling waders off and on and you don't have to worry about leaks!

However, I did wear my pvc waders whilst fishing the Upper Tweed yesterday, but the water was still really quite warm.

I was hoping to catch a grayling yesterday, but failed. I usually get my fair share in September, but conditions are very different this year.

Catching lots of salmon parr bodes well for the salmon angler.


Douglas
 
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Scotty90

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Hi Scot,

I've wet waded for most of this year. It is really quite liberating - No pulling waders off and on and you don't have to worry about leaks!

However, I did wear my pvc waders whilst fishing the Upper Tweed yesterday, but the water was still really quite warm.

I was hoping to catch a grayling yesterday, but failed. I usually get my fair share in September, but conditions are very different this year.

Catching lots of salmon parr bodes well for the salmon angler.


Douglas
Hi Douglas,

Aye it wasn’t too bad, cold when you first get in but not bad once you get going. I’m not a fan though I must admit, I don’t like it. I feel too exposed, the waders just feel more comforting to me.

One big grayling swam past my mate, he was downstream from me and we reckoned I must have spooked it, he says it was edging 2 pound. That was the only fish of any size that was seen today.

There were certainly loads of salmon parr today, plague proportions. I usually get a few grayling around now too but not today.

Scott
 
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I know I said I was waiting for rain, but, we did have a small shower overnight Sunday! So had a couple of hours today, water still way to low, tried a few nymphs in a normally active small pool then couple different dries, not an offer till a couple of half hearted takes at a dark daddy long legs. Persevered with that but only small fish bumping it and catching nothing, into last half hour and it all changed, caught a half decent trout for this water quickly followed by another smaller three.

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Had a pleasant day on the upper Tees today, no fish pics but no one blanked. It was hard work strong downstream wind as always, stuck on dries and had a few small ones.
It was warm and sunny, I even had a snooze on the bank at lunchtime.
A few grouse dropping in I think there was a walked up day not far off and the ones that escaped landed close by.
Fished my Dibble cane rod today with Cadno silk line it’s always handy to use silk when casting into the wind.
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Just finished what’s probably my last Water of Leith session for the season (might squeeze in one more day next week). Fishing was hard today, the river is very clear so I concentrated on the heads of pools in faster moving water. It was quite bright today at times too but I had a few fish, I fished a french leader and two nymphs mostly. I never took many photos today, don’t know why really I just didn’t. Anyway here’s the ones I did take.
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That's a good stamp of fish for the WOL Scott.

You have done well there this season.

I'd like to get another session in before the shutters come down. Not sure were though.


Douglas
Aye Douglas, there are some nice fish to be had. It’s a challenging stream at times but I have done quite well. It pays to know the water, I have spent a lot of time on it and have never really stopped learning.

I’m not going to take another reservoir membership next season so I will fish the WoL all of next season instead of July onwards.

I’m hoping to get one more session too but I might not, if I do I will post a report.

Scott
 
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