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Old 02-01-2005, 01:56 PM
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The Scottish Dee opened today.

The Tweed system and the Dee opened today.
I am pleased to announce that I caught and returned my first salmon of the season on the 16ft Meiser, good way to christian the rod.

Graham Ritchie who frequents these boards could not catch a springer as he was too busy catching kelts(black salmon) 19 for the day + others lost at his feet. Barely at cast without a tweak.
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Old 02-01-2005, 02:24 PM
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Congratulations ! The first of many.

Looking at the fishTweed website it looks like they had a good opening day as well.

I bet the anticipation is rising all over Spey side now.
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Well done Malcom,

I hope it's the first of many for the season.

I've yet to wet a line, but hope to get a day away soon. I've just got a digital camera so if/when I get a fish I'll be posting pictures.
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Sounds like a fine day Willie.

We'll still be a few months (5) before opening up on my home waters.
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:43 PM
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I'll pour a dram to your success tonight Malcom! Congrats may this be the start of your finest season.
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What a great way to Christen the rod!
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A question: was it the Dee or the Tweed? I have a wonderful friend who lives on the Tweed.
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BTW, congrats.
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A question: was it the Dee or the Tweed? I have a wonderful friend who lives on the Tweed.
Bill

BTW, congrats.
At a guess I would say Willie was fishing the Dee as the Tweed is at the wrong end of the country for him.
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Malcolm was fishing the Dee on the Park beat, I was fishing a couple of miles upstream at Crathes Castle. It was a fine day and a good start to the season. Hopefully this season will be as good or better than last. Hopefully the large numbers of kelts present was an indication of a good spawning season last winter.
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Willie Gunn??

Congratulations, an opening day fish is always special.

The fly? Willie Gunn?? doesn't look like it on the pic unless its a local variation??

Yesterday the Tyne opened, perfect day, had a few kelts to Willie Gunns to whet the appetite, haven't heard of any fresh taken yet.

Tweed looking good, there on the 18th Feb.
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Grrr...you guys are lucky. To start a season as soon as January and close it late in fall. We have put our rod on the rack last september (october for some in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) and won't fish on fresh fish before June (or last couple days of May on the Causapscal). So reading you is just pushing the pressure and anxiety before our first casts.

I guest I will trade my annual Caribbean trip for a Scotland trip in 2006...
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I guest I will trade my annual Caribbean trip for a Scotland trip in 2006...
....and what a wise choice that would be! there are few better places in this world than being on a river bank in scotland.
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Salar76;

And I think I will not have hard time to convince my grilfriend to go...her origin are from Scotland...(McLeod). This is her dream to go...note that she dreams to go everywhere in the world, but Scotland seems to have a position at the top of the list.
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Congratulations, an opening day fish is always special.

The fly? Willie Gunn?? doesn't look like it on the pic unless its a local variation??

Yesterday the Tyne opened, perfect day, had a few kelts to Willie Gunns to whet the appetite, haven't heard of any fresh taken yet.

Tweed looking good, there on the 18th Feb.
The Tyne produced four reported fish on opening day. Three to Norman Patterson at Meggs Mill on the Bywell Syndicate water and one came off the Tyneside Anglers Syndicate water below Bywell bridge.
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No it wasn't a Willie Gunn(shock horror) I'm afraid it was a Pot Bellied Pig. And no before anybody asks I will not be changing my name. I may resemble one when wearing neoprene waders, when will someone produce a pair that flatters the fuller figure.

For a pot bellied pig dressing ask Gordon Armstrong fishingdo he is the expert.
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