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  1. #591

    Default Re: New 2018 Brown trout thread.

    Guided a mate on a wee highland stream on Sunday. He managed his PB tally of fish in a day although they mostly fell to tungsten such as this fella.....

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    Default Re: New 2018 Brown trout thread.

    It's good to see that people are getting some 'trout action' despite the low water levels.

    I was out last night on the river till the back of ten (6 fish) a good result.

    Also out today again 11-3pm (4 fish)

    No monsters, but some very good fish up to 13''

    Hoping to get down to St. Mary's Loch tomorrow (a small trout venue). This is the largest 'natural' loch in this region and is one of the most scenic places on this planet. If I manage to get away, I'll let you know how I get on.




    Douglas



    Didn't really deserve this one, the light was fading and I had difficulty tracking my fly. Went to cast, and it was on!

    I do prefer catching trout during the daylight!
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    The fields were covered in yellow today - Meadow Buttercups - The whole place was covered in yellow - Gorse, Broom, Yellow poppies, Tormentil. Hard to think that not that long ago (April) the place was covered in snow!


    These trout love cdc sedges!
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    The rivers I fish are 3 or 4'' above normal for the time of the year. At last I've had some good sport on dries today. I started around 07:00, as walk up the river to my start point I never saw a fish rise.So I decided to put a nymph on, has sat and tied it on a fish rose. A quick change to a klinkhammer and first cast a small Trout.New 2018 Brown trout thread.-dsc00184-jpg As I looked up stream I could see a few fish rising to spinners so I put one and never looked backAttachment 15678.Ended the session with 14 Trout Mist has many and lost one hell of a clonker, a fish pushing 2lbs I nearly wept.I know some of you chaps might not think that's that big put for a little river like the Clun it's massive, I've fish here for 10 years and its the biggest I've ever seen. I did get one nice fish with the best cast of the day. I spotted a fish rising close to the opposite bank under some overhanging bushes New 2018 Brown trout thread.-dsc00187-jpg I dropped my fly right in first cast and wallop got himNew 2018 Brown trout thread.-dsc00186-jpg

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    Out today with my mate, lower half of the river. I was going to do dry only but after walking to my starting point and whilst setting up with nothing seen I went with duo. (No surprises). I fished a longer rod, all of 7.9ft. Awkward when fishing under trees but held it's own in open parts and shallow water.
    Was soon into a fish on the nymph and it was a good one. Then ping, fish off and with the nymph. I was using 2lb tippet, plus I had my camera in my wader pocket.
    It took a awhile and 2 more lost fish (though no lost flies) before I eventually caught on the nymph after half hour of fishing. Things picked up slightly, in the next hour I lost several fish, missed several including one offer to the dry but managed 4 all to the nymph with 2 decent fish from slow water 12 and 10 inch respectively, didn't bother with camera. Found my mate and he had 2 trout on nymph and one oos grayling on a dry. He complained at how low the water was. In-fact it was also clear and warm, hence my 2lb tippet.
    I started where I left off after lunch and pretty much in the same vein. Did see a riser but no show by the time I was able to make a cast to it. Again lost and missed fish until I got to a narrow, fast water but tight casting spot. Bow and arrow tactics here, resulted in 2 caught, 2 lost and 3 missed.
    Next up a long slow stretch, even slow where the shallow water is. Again a fish rose but right next to some trees, no show when I got in range. The end of this stretch is deep. I've been an inch of wader top in the past. Today I noticed a gap in the tree branches so after a cast or three before the tree with 2 caught and 1 missed I trekked through the tree branches. Sink or swim, luckily only waist deep. Looks a decent run for winter grayling now I've found a way through. Also once through, the tree branches were high so made a few casts and another 2 fish to the nymph.
    Now it was a case of fish through water my mate had fished. He normally leaves me quite a few fish, not today. By the time I caught up to him, I had managed 4 and missed a few. I was now on 14. My mate told me he had 14 since lunch. His best tally for quite a while. He left me to fish the head of a pool that he'd been fishing which he caught 2 out of. it didn't disappoint as I picked up another fish on the nymph. I left my mate to fish a stretch under trees and I hacked though the brambles, luckily no leaky waders when I got back in the river. Another tight bit of water, need to get under trees but today too much foliage and trailing debris. I did give it a shot and resulted in 1 caught and 1 lost. Next pool I had another but lost 2 and missed 3. Next pool up which is smaller and I managed 2. My mate caught me up but didn't catch under the trees. I told him to fish the next pool but he declined and went to fish a nice stretch further up. I mucked the pool up, I only manged 1 but lost 4 and missed several offers. Also when moving on I lost my nymph and the tippet snapped when hooking the nymph on eye. The tippet snapped another twice when tying on a new nymph. New tippet tied. Can only think of the tipper rubbing when fishing and playing fish. I went to fish some fast water, narrow with trees down one side so tight fishing and narrow casting. I had my best spell of the day in 15 minutes of fishing. Only small but managed 6 trout with 1 to my dry. My mate had manage only 1. I ended with 26 trout. My mate 1 oos grayling and 18 trout.
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    Didn't fish St. Mary's Loch today for various reasons. I decided to go onto Talla reservoir. The wind was swirly and kept changing direction. I fished for some 30 minutes and decided not to continue. I have never done well on this reservoir under these circumstances.

    I drove on to a border stream, and battled against a stiff downstream breeze. Only fished for just under an hour as I had promised to be back by 2pm, otherwise I would get my head in my hands!

    Caught one fish - An absolute cracker at just over 16''. It was captured in a pool that had two streams of water that met. As I was fishing a dry fly up to this, I thought I saw a rise at that point. I wasn't sure. Sometimes my eyes will play tricks when they are constantly trained on water. However, I went into stalking mode, made two abortive casts, as the downstream wind strengthened. I rested the pool for some 5 minutes then made my third cast, which was on the money. Not a big rise by any means, more of a disappearing fly act. The smallest of sips. The fish led me a merry dance down a couple of pools, but l eventually netted him/her. I'm not allowed out to play for a few days now, but this was a good note to finish on.


    Douglas




    This is probably the best fish I have caught in this small stream for a long time. Only one fish, but I made my way home happy as a lark.
    It wins the prize for having the best 'Tail' of the season.



    This was a classic text book lie - when two flows run into one. Not that I ever pay much attention to text books, I simply saw the rise, covered it and bingo. I have caught many trout in past in this pool, but this was the biggest.
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    Default Re: New 2018 Brown trout thread.

    Outstanding Douglas. Well fished again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Mitchell View Post
    Outstanding Douglas. Well fished again.
    Thanks Scotty.


    My thanks and likes button don't seem to be working!



    Douglas

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    Default Re: New 2018 Brown trout thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by eddleston123 View Post
    Thanks Scotty.


    My thanks and likes button don't seem to be working!



    Douglas
    Seems to be affecting everyone Douglas.
    Another 'upgrade' glitch ??
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    A real belter Douglas. Congratulations! Yes, ‘like’ button seems to have gone on strike.
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    Another weekly visit to the Wharfe today. Things didn't get off to a good start when I realised I had forgot to buy anything to go in my sandwiches. A quick rummage only came up wit a tin of sardines and I didn't really fancy having those festering in the car for hours, but then I remembered my car had aircon in the glovebox. So sardine sarnies it was then. However this brainwave backfired about twenty mile down the motorway as the aircon started to waft sardine odour throughout the car. At least If I didn't catch anything I would return home smelling like I had!
    Hit the river early and blanked in the first two pools. Moved on to a good dry fly spot and bagged four in rapid succession. Moved on again, changed to nymph setup and netted another five including one very decent fish .Another move and I continued nymphing with more success and then switched back to dries. I had a little bonanza bringing the total up to twenty three. Tiring now I felt like calling it a day but there was some decent water ahead which holds a few fish. The water was a little deep for bringing anything up to a dry so I removed the tippet from my dry fly leader and attached a bit of flouro, a bit lazy of me but I didn't intend fishing much longer and was just having a quick bash at hitting last weeks numbers again. Five minutes later I bagged number twenty five and headed off for a few minutes kip in the stinky car before hitting the road home.
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