Marks View 24th April

unspecifiedThe opening paragraphs of todays newsletter talks about the 2018 catch statistics and the ongoing problems with our salmon stocks and I am proud to be supporting so many different initiatives that hope to help not just with the conservation of our beloved salmon but also get behind some seriously well thought through initiatives that hope to finally help address some of the issues and then do something about it! Continue reading

Wester Elchies

IMG_5858I had the great fortune to be fishing one of my favourite beats on the Spey last week at Wester Elchies with some good friends. The river was high on arrival and proving to be difficult to fish with us really not wading at all but there were a few pools that fish well in the higher water, The Brock and Delagyle in particular where I fished hard with my favourite black and yellow flies and a compulsory cast with  a Gold Bodied Willie Gunn.

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As I sit down to write the first of my blogs for 2018 we have already had the excitement of having a number of rivers now open for business with more to follow this week and next. I don’t know about you but the anticipation of that first day out in the new season is a wonderful feeling. Visits to your tackle room, hut or garage where you store your mountains of kit become a more regular feature and lines, flies, rods all checked for the umpteenth time and then just because you can, a trip to your favourite fishing shop or online site to get that last minute something you believe is definitely needed to make that first trip a success!

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