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Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-10-2007, 06:18 AM
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Posted By actinsley
Pity you didn't stay the last day, Malcolm, when...

Pity you didn't stay the last day, Malcolm, when the Holy Grail came past in classic manner 10-15 lbs, and ignored two reasonably well placed offerings. No time for a crab fly, but I've had one on a...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-14-2005, 06:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By actinsley
Wife friendly fishing in September?

Hi, I'm an English based Atlantic salmon & tropical flats fisher, planning a 2-3 week trip to BC & Washington in September 2006 & looking for 3-4 days good first time steelheading in a wife friendly...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-16-2004, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By actinsley
Well, I just checked there too & it may be 11.8M...

Well, I just checked there too & it may be 11.8M rather than 12M but it's certainly not 50M, & 11.8M & 367 jobs were the figures reported to the Board Meeting on February 3rd. About 50 of the...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-16-2004, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By actinsley
The Spey Fishery Board's Annual Report has just...

The Spey Fishery Board's Annual Report has just been published. It will soon be published on the Board's website at www.speyfisheryboard.com
You will see a graph of the sea trout run over several...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-16-2004, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By actinsley
mickgbell, you're misquoting the economic values...

mickgbell, you're misquoting the economic values for the Spey fishery - it's 12M/yr & 367 jobs. For Scotland as a whole in the order of 100M, as much as golf.
I don't think the ghillies would be...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-16-2004, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By actinsley
Speaking as a member of the Spey Fishery Board &...

Speaking as a member of the Spey Fishery Board & Chairman of its Research Trust, I can verify what Wilie Gunn says.

There is more than one way of exercising catch restraint & even if the Scottish...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-10-2002, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,769
Posted By actinsley
We Europeans couldn't live on that all week;...

We Europeans couldn't live on that all week; local lobster was starting to get boring! lol.
Food on the houseboat was limited but OK.
Better than my experience in Kola where we lived on salmon...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-08-2002, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,769
Posted By actinsley
Cuba, somewhat off topic

Have to report the people may have been dirt poor but seemed happy. Attractive women & lots on offer if you like that sort of thing! Fellow British friend travelling alone on a similar trip the...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-07-2002, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By actinsley
Any policy based on varying the length of the...

Any policy based on varying the length of the season is not likely to be a runner here because of the economic argument in a fairly remote area. There are a lot of jobs dependent on Spey having a...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-06-2002, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By actinsley
R Spey & restraint policies re male Atlantics

Fortunately the Spey is very undeveloped too. In 100 miles there are only about 6 large villages & one that is called a town. Water quality is excellent, (I hope you have drunk some with the addition...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-06-2002, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,769
Posted By actinsley
Cuba

As a Brit, I've been to Cuba as have many European & Canadian flyfishers. It's great.
The fishery you refer to is probably the Jardinas de la Reina, a chain of coral cays some 40 miles off the...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-06-2002, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By actinsley
River Spey tribulations

Just found this forum, & no surprise to find Malcolm has found it before me. Malcolm does a lot of his fishing on the syndicated Spey beat I chair, & observations elsewhere that he must be a top Spey...
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