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Classic Atlantic Salmon No pursuit rivals salmon rivers, flies & legacy

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Old 02-22-2009, 10:25 AM
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Beginning of Season 2009

I have just got back from my first salmon trip of this year. On the Dee in Scotland.
I arrived in Aberdeen last sunday afternoon to find a lot of snow on the ground and driving to the lodge there seemed to be even more. The river on sunday was at a reasonable hight and my fishing friends and I were excited about a good few days.
Waking on monday morning there was light rain and temperature of about 7 degrees Celsius. The river had risen 4 feet!! and was still rising. Fishing was very difficult to say the least.
On tuesday it had stopped raining but the river was a raging torrent with the gauge nowhere to be seen. The snow had practically all melted.
Wednesday was pretty much the same thing and I had to leave.

Yet another fishing trip spoilt by the weather.

This is getting to be a serious pain.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:32 AM
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This is getting to be a serious pain.

i'd be happy to have that pain....i've got wait till june..for my pain
but we wouldn't have it any other way

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Old 02-22-2009, 12:45 PM
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You were a bit unfortunate there with the timing of your trip, the river conditions improved during the second half of the week and a few fish were caught off various beats. The Spey was similar but by thursday conditions were much better and I caught my first fresh fish of the season then.
Graham Ritchie
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