Tag Archives: Nith

A tiny smattering of rain

Light showers lightly dampen the southern uplands of Scotland and water dribbles into arid burns and dissipates before it even enters the river. High pressure holds sway over the land. This is the arena of a July fishing week on … 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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Not long now . .

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The fish are in

Four salmon to 15lb and four sea trout to 3lb were caught at Dalswinton on the Nith on Monday according to Fishpal. Then a 17lb salmon from Friars Carse on Wednesday and a brace of sea trout to 5lb. Also on the … Continue reading

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Nith, Bann, Miramichi, it’s all good

A bit of a mish-mash here chaps: but the best kind of mish-mash – it’s all good news! In case you have been living in a stone cave on the west coast of Ireland for the past few weeks or, all … Continue reading

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Friday photograph

It is around this time of year that I start thinking about fishing, and Russia in particular. I found this photo from the archives which I’ve never published and particularly like. I was fishing Clarke’s up on Middle Varzuga’s top … Continue reading

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Fast fading into the past but Nith up next

A fish on my first full day on the Varzuga, Sunday 22nd June. And a great pose by guide Ivan. Photo by Terry Mallin. Most of the fish subsequently were bigger (a really good average size of 8 or 9lb?) … Continue reading

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