Monthly Archives: October 2012

Friday photo. (Here’s one I released earlier)

Okay it’s not Friday, it’s Sat a.m. But here’s one I was able to release, a 10lb salmon from the Nith, caught in October 2010 on a Dark Horse Templedog on CCF, bottom beat.

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Gosh, Hardy Greys for sale

It’s quite a shock to hear Hardy Greys are up for sale. Hardys are old friends, they have helped me out personally giving me some great kit to go to Russia with (EWS waders and jacket, still watertight after 3 … Continue reading

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That salmon: some thoughts

  I won’t beat around the bush here: when I caught this big Nith salmon, a week ago on Wednesday, on a rising river as the light faded on beat 3 of Closeburn Castle Fishings, my happiness was dulled by … Continue reading

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Friday photo

The ebbing rings of a 10lb salmon which jumped last week at Top Boards on the Lower Nith.

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That was fun

The fishing season just gone. It’s been amazing really. A very special time, a revelation, a watershed, seminal. But now over. It also marks the end of a year that started with my getting made redundant, and ended with getting … Continue reading

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From the Top Boards to Sanquhar…

Just to prove I don’t only write about the Nith in its middle reaches I took up the chance to visit Carnsalloch’s famous Top Boards pool with campsite pal Roger today. And I was glad I did because the photo … Continue reading

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A proper Nith salmon

Blimey this week has flown by so quick I’ve hardly had time to blog. But now I must tell you about a big salmon I caught last night. The cock fish weighed between 18.5 and 19 lb and the reason … Continue reading

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