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Old 02-01-2005, 08:41 PM
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I Am Fascinated With Scotland

Two years ago my Glasgow born wee Emily and I motored an astonishing distance in the north of Scotland. I was truly amazed at the beauty and heart of your country and people. From Loch Lomond, to Oban, Ben Nevis to Ullapool through the north west upper lowlands and further north to Thurso and down to Helmesdale over the Ness, Spey, Dee, Tummel, Tay and Tweed. We held back tears upon leaving the Borders.

As this was a trip for my wife back to the homeland, I did only fish for one day on beat 13 of the Thurso. On this drive, so long as the places of her interest were on the route, Emily was happy. I basically pointed the car toward every river valley and where we ended up for the day is where we stayed. We found the accommodations and food wonderful.

What I find a most impressive natural phenomenon, is the length of your salmon season. I know the weather is not all kippers and eggs, but salmon in January? I have spent a great deal of time following the possibilities to extend my North American season by making the short hop across the pond. I am contemplating a slight diversion from a business trip to Italy in March.

In addition, this July the family will take holiday in Scotland. We plan to base ourselves for one of the weeks in the Grampians. Mom Macaulay and Em want to see castles and museums. I want to make sure I have at least 4 days of the two weeks for salmon. I realize that a short distance in many directions will place me on a number of famed rivers.

If you would be so kind to please answer the following question. If you had three days in late March and four days in early July to fish salmon in Scotland, where would you want to cast? Your experience will be greatly appreciated. I would also love to hear on PM from anyone with available water. My dates in March are 24, 25, 26.

All the very best,

C.R.O.
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