Monthly Archives: July 2010

Gaula update

Last week (when I was on my recent sea-trouty travels) also saw good sport the other side of the North Sea. It ended with over 60 fish for rods out on the superb fly-fishing pools that comprise the Norwegian Flyfishers’ … Continue reading

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From Closeburn to Birgham Dub

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Did I say grilse?

My last post anticipated sport with salmon, grilse and sea-trout but the score on the Nith and Tweed was one salmon and 7 sea-trout but no grilse. Strange, the seeming absence of these junior silver tourists. But true. Very enjoyable on … Continue reading


A66 and all that

The Nith’s chugging through at around the spinning mark and fishpal says 2 salmon and 2 sea-trout were caught at Barjarg today, Sat. A pretty unsettled picture with showers and rain most of the next few days. Tomorrow afternoon I … Continue reading

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Here we go (Gaula)

Proper summer-fishing on the Gaula is now in full swing. Salmon in all the size ranges have arrived (, there is a good head of fish in the river and the fishing in this week starting July 11, has been … Continue reading

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It’s not a numbers game, but…

In a nice touch from Roxtons, the postman yesterday brought a smart envelope with a card inside bearing a Varzuga logo on the front and the catch by our group inside for the week of 15th-22nd May 2010. The figure … Continue reading

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Go on then

I said I’d do it a few posts back: Here’s my first-ever salmon caught on the Lower Brahan beat of the River Conon when I was 14, in 1981. The 7.5-pounder took a Blue Charm fly I tied the evening … Continue reading

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