Monthly Archives: September 2012

Two on the Miramichi!

It was exciting to catch my first-ever Canadian salmon yesterday on the River Miramichi. The fish were coloured grilse of 5lb (pictured, before release by my guide Washburn) and 4lb which both took a Dark Horse Templedog plastic tube fished … Continue reading

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Friday Photograph

The last time I fished with a single-handed rod for salmon was on the River Laggan in Islay, which is where I took this photo of the lodge we stayed at on a trip there with T&S in 2007. Now (tomorrow) … Continue reading

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Follow me. And I’ll follow you.

One of my favourite quotes is Mahatma Gandhi’s: ‘There go my people; I must follow them.’ [I am sure Gandhi used a semi-colon, delivered with his head cocked and a slight shrug..] Now in the past 7 days over 300 … Continue reading

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Join me for 3 prime-time days on the upper Nith

IT IS hard to beat the River Nith in October. And with six weeks still to go on the Dumfriesshire river renowned for its late-running silver fish – and its big fish – mid-October is about the best time to … Continue reading

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Friday Photograph

I took this view looking up New Pool (R Gaula) last week while my fishing partner David Hopley kindly waited in the car with the hazard lights flashing! It’s a shot taken from an aerial angle in the film Gaula … Continue reading

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Craig with his Lochy fish..

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That 18ft DTX – and a cracker from the Lochy

Varzuga (2011) fishing buddy Craig P joined me on the Gaula last month for a week. Although, thanks to a ‘one-in-ten-years’ scenario of high, cold water and a bias in runs towards the lower river and earlier weeks of the season, … Continue reading

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