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Old 01-14-2006, 06:53 AM
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Scottish Season underway

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.
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Dreaming of Scotland

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,

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Congratulations to the lucky angler.

A sea-liced fish in January... life is good!
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Old 01-14-2006, 01:49 PM
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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
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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?
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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.

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spring season

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!
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:57 PM
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Is it a fresh fish or a kelt?
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I know that spot !!! Erase the jpg IMMEDIATELY P
DON'T let the secret out ;-)
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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
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spring season

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.
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Hello Malcolm,

wish you Tight lines for your trip to the north.

But only one hen in your party...

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Plenty of time Malcom!! You'll do the deed.
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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.
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spring season

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.
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