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Born to fish forced to work and fish

Junction Pool on 2018’s longest day

Many thanks to Charles Cooke for this fabulous picture of the Tweed’s finest bit of salmon-catching water, photographed about half-way through today’s summer solstice. Charlie was on a work day to Floors Castle looking after the Duke’s horses. Luckily he … Continue reading

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Across the rivers

  So the news keeps coming in. In Scotland the latest update was from the Spey, where fishing has been a little challenging in the warm, dry conditions. Like on other rivers the levels have been dropping like a stone … Continue reading

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Salmon from Kola to the Carse

It was nice to see 187 of you drop by one day recently to view this blog. It made me realise I should be posting some more material so why not choose this first day of the Norwegian season? I … Continue reading

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Spotted on the Varzuga

It couldn’t be world famous fashion designer John Rocha could it, out fishing on Russia’s Varzuga river? Yes it could. Rather a bruising salmon, beautifully marked. The Varzuga continues to produce its legendary spring fishing. Middle camp is the best … Continue reading

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Gollum’s riddle

“Alive without breath; As cold as death Never thirsty, ever drinking All in mail; never clinking.”

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Still slow on Spey and Tweed

Well we still await strong runs of fish on Scotland’s big rivers. So the week commencing 7th May saw this report from the Spey Fishery Board: “Last week’s forecast again failed to predict Thursday’s windy conditions, when casting a fly … Continue reading

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Fish arriving

Nice to see eight fish caught so far at Tweed beat Sprouston this week including two 20-pounders in the last 36 hours. Also, 100 miles to the west, two cracking spring fish of 19lb and 23lb from the same lie … Continue reading

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