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Born to fish forced to work and fish

Om shanti camellias

From the foothills of the Himalayas. Or rather from my Mum’s garden, this morning. An excitement is the delivery of a MacBook Air this afternoon. This, with a new i-Phone, will encourage me to write books. And finish editing the … Continue reading

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It applies to fishing too

That’s it.

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Criffel Hill in 2018 – and my clever wife’s new website

The Nith season is underway and fish have been seen in the river, probably kelts. The opening ceremony took place at Dalswinton this year on Monday 26 February and a young angler, after only a few casts, caught a kelt. … Continue reading

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Five days to go

So it is five days to go until the Nith salmon fishing season opens. Let us hope 2018 is a better year for this famous and much-loved Dumfriesshire salmon and sea-trout river. Sixteen salmon in 16 years is not a … Continue reading

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A slow start on Tay; HBD Robert Burns

So the Tay opened and it has been a quiet start: I only heard of one Tay springer caught on the 15 Jan opening – on Loch Tay. In good conditions the subsequent days have not exactly been raining springers … Continue reading

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Some interesting angling images about Cairnton, AHE Wood and Sherriff JDD Dallas

Originally posted on FishDee:
From Thomas Thore’s Hardcore Flyfishing website.   My good friend Ken Reid sent over a collection of amazing old photos from the River Dee  Arthur Wood was an engineer by training and had a passionate, and…


Happy Christmas 2017

Tight lines and a Happy and Prosperous New Year in 2018 to all my cherished and loyal followers! May this be the season you either catch more salmon, or a seriously big salmon takes your fly and stays on the … Continue reading

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