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Willie Gunn
01-14-2006, 05:53 AM
The first fish was caught on the Helmsdale yesterday.

See www.helmsdale.org/fishingreport.asp

The first Springer in Scotland was taken on the Helmsdale today. Hugh Wilson ( Glasgow ) was the lucky angler. The sea-liced fish weighed in at 9.5lbs and was surprisingly caught in the Oasis pool on Bt 3. A 1 inch Willie gunn did the trick fished on a sink tip line. With mild temperatures and a large number of anglers expected tomorrow there is every chance of another fish off. Hugh wins the Bridge hotel trophy, complementry day tickets, 1 dozen Willie Gunns and a champagne dinner at the Quiet Piggy resturaunt Brora, and of course the wright to brag "I caught the first fish in Scotland". Last chance for a cast tomorrow so if you can make it, be there!! Dont forget to call at the Tackle shop for your killer flies and valuable advice.

Excellent choice of fly but not so pleased with the choice of line.

Salar 33
01-14-2006, 07:42 AM
Dear WG,

A wee glass to Mr.Wilson.

Today I can only be there in my mind. I hope to be back in Scotland this year. It's so lovely in Helmsdale.

Móran taing,

C.R.O.

juro
01-14-2006, 09:25 AM
Congratulations to the lucky angler.

A sea-liced fish in January... life is good!

Willie Gunn
01-14-2006, 12:49 PM
Just got a text message (txt mssg) from young Gordon Armstrong who was up on the Helmsdale today and apparently another fish was caught today. 8lb and sealiced.
Dissapointingly not by young Gordon

fredaevans
01-14-2006, 02:56 PM
Just got a text message (txt mssg) from young Gordon Armstrong who was up on the Helmsdale today and apparently another fish was caught today. 8lb and sealiced.
Dissapointingly not by young Gordon

What surprises me about Malcolm's post is the lack of 'crowing' about the first fish, and prizes, being "Willie Gunns."

Go figure?

Muckle Salmon
01-14-2006, 06:40 PM
Still waiting to hear about Malcolm's January fish to complete the 12 month cycle.
I assume he is hard at work so that we can see history in the making.:wink:

Ramsay

G Ritchie
01-16-2006, 02:37 PM
The season opened on some more rivers today. Gordon Armstrong got the first fish off the River Moriston. Well done Gordon.

juro
01-16-2006, 02:43 PM
Great job Gordon!

I'm sure if it the fish' lie took a long and acurate cast you had it covered.

Congratulations.

Willie Gunn
01-16-2006, 04:01 PM
Here is the lucky man with his fish. Nice looking fish

Charlie
01-17-2006, 09:47 AM
Great looking fish! :whoa:

Have to love a nice chrome bright Salmon with that purple tint to there back.

Springers are the best.

Charlie.

Willie Gunn
01-17-2006, 11:14 AM
Great looking fish! :whoa:

Charlie.

Ugly little bugger that caught it though.

Me affected by the green eyed devil ....Never

Muckle Salmon
01-17-2006, 06:45 PM
Springers are the best.
Charlie.
Right you are Charlie:) , It's just too bad that we have to wait until June for spring to come for us:( . BTW how did you do in the phone in and are you going to Somerset?

Malcolm, how about giving us poor sods some vicarious pleasure by filling us in on your attempt to get a fish in every month of the season. We really are pulling for you;)

Ramsay

Charlie
01-18-2006, 12:31 PM
I’m with Ramsay on this one. A blow by blow of the season according to Malcolm would be great.

Charlie.

P.S. Ramsay, did crappy on the phone in. Had some other things going on that day that tripped me up. I will be at Somerset. You going?

Willie Gunn
01-18-2006, 12:36 PM
OK On Sunday I am heading north, with Mr and Mrs Jack of the Carron line fame and Mr Alan Williams Speyboard chairman. We have arranged 2 days on the Borgie and 1 on the Naver both these rivers expect early fish. I will probably do the Helmsdale on the way back. My season is a bit disruppted as I have just bought a house in Speyside and the solicitors are messing about, i was supposed to move last week but no chance.

I will do a daily report from up north.

Green Ghost
01-18-2006, 03:13 PM
The season for bright fish starts on June 1st in many (but not all) rivers in Quebec except on the Causapscal (May 15th).

However, Spring season for New Brunswick on the Miramichi starts on April 15th and that is only 87 days away. Here is one that was nice and bright allthough somewhat skinny and jumped 4 times. Released in great shape!

Willie Gunn
01-18-2006, 04:57 PM
Is it a fresh fish or a kelt?

Salar-1
01-18-2006, 06:36 PM
Green Ghost
I know that spot !!! Erase the jpg IMMEDIATELY:devil: P
DON'T let the secret out ;-)
Cheers

Green Ghost
01-19-2006, 09:48 AM
That is in fact a Kelt and caught just a few days after Ice out. A Bright fish would have much more girth. I must apologize for the poor quality of my thumbnails. The actual pictures are MUCH clearer. I would be interested to hear where Salar-1 thinks this "spot" is. It is a really big river that time of year.:cool:

Salar-1
01-19-2006, 11:58 AM
Green Ghost
Yeah but there's not many islands no matter what level the river is at ;)
If you wish to reduce your jpg for posting here try, reducing by percent instead of pixels to get down to the 60.5 kbs

Green Ghost
01-19-2006, 12:21 PM
You are correct, there are very few islands. One of these islands parallels this pool (that is also a summer pool). The pool is bordered by non-desiduos trees and therefore is aptly named.:wink:

sluggan
01-19-2006, 04:02 PM
Hello Malcolm,

wish you Tight lines for your trip to the north.

But only one hen in your party...

Martin

juro
01-19-2006, 04:34 PM
Plenty of time Malcom!! You'll do the deed.

Willie Gunn
01-20-2006, 02:36 PM
Hello Malcolm,

wish you Tight lines for your trip to the north.

But only one hen in your party...

Martin

Martin,
It is hard to fish 300 days a year and stay married.

sluggan
01-20-2006, 03:02 PM
Malcolm,

have just done it, ( the marriage).
But unfortunately I have not your frequence. Neither before nor in the near future.
My friends mean that the chain is on now, but I cleared that it longs definetely from Germany at least up to the Thurso.
This year one week Tweed and one week Spey.

Best regards,
Martin

Willie Gunn
01-20-2006, 03:33 PM
Malcolm,

have just done it, ( the marriage).
Martin

Well done Martin Congratulations.
I am about to seperate and move to Speyside. Give me a PM when you are over and I will pop down to say hello.

Muckle Salmon
01-20-2006, 10:37 PM
Charlie: Still not sure about Somerset. We have one of the guys in the shop off getting married but will if I can manage. Will be nice to see Anne and Brian this week. Will miss your presence.

Malcolm: looking forward to your reports. (BTW you are not using bricks this time of year are you?)

Ramsay

Willie Gunn
01-21-2006, 04:00 AM
Ramsay,
Considering the company I am in I wouls imagine a Carron intermediate would be the line of choice.

andre
01-22-2006, 09:50 AM
WG, How are the condition for a Jan fish? ours have been awful with may two -three fishable days a reasonable but high levels. With the change in timing are you and the Speyside boys going to make Spey-o-rama?

Willie Gunn
01-26-2006, 09:41 AM
Another failure uncountable 2005 kelts but the elusive springer stays that.

Full report to follow when I get unpacked

Willie Gunn
01-27-2006, 01:03 PM
I decided to start a new thread, see here.

http://www.flyfishingforum.com/flytalk4/showthread.php?t=22064