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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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The Glenkiln Sculptures

Originally posted on Tammy Tour Guide:
Glenkiln Sculpture Trail Guest blog by Tony van Diesel A trip to the Glenkiln sculpture walk in the Dumfriesshire countryside seemed like an inspired plan for a cultural walk. But it was to end…

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Highlands adventure

A friend I met yesterday is planning a multi week / month trip around the Highlands of Scotland from late June 2018. He’d like to fish association water for salmon and sea trout up there. Can anyone advise on detail … Continue reading

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November challenge

I have been sorting through all my fishing photographs, and some images that are not mine, for a, ahem, project I am working on (more news very soon) and one action shot I really like is this one of an … Continue reading