6th May 2013

Another 2 Tay Springers today, a 15lb cock fish caught and released by Mike Stanners. The fish was caught on a 1.25″ aluminium Willie Gunn variant,  fished on an intermediate line in The Flats. The other was a first-ever spring salmon for Mark Finlay, 12lb hen fish caught on a 3″ Copper Tomic while harling the Burn Mouth in The Guay Pool.

6th May 2013 - Mark Findlay

6th May 2013 – Mark Findlay

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Stan

2nd May 2013

2nd May 2013 - Walter Alexander 14lb Springer

2nd May 2013 – Walter Alexander 14lb Springer

Walter Alexander, party leader managed to catch and release a seal marked 14lb Hen fish in the Bridge Pool on a 3″ Copper Tomic. Then about an hour later Mike Beamish caught and released an 8lb Sea Liced Hen fish, this time caught on a 1.25″ Silver Bodied Willie Gunn tube.

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Stan

24th April 2013

Two Springers today, both caught and released.  We had a 10lb hen fish caught on a 40g Silver Toby in the Tail of the Bridge Pool by Kenny Tragham and a splendid 23lb (estimated) cock fish caught in the Guay Pool by Mike Stanners.  The fish measured 43″ and was caught on a size 6 Cascade fished on an intermediate line (Picture to follow, hopefully without a “thumb”). Great to see the Sand Martins and Osprey today!

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Mike Stanners 24 April 2013

Mike Stanners 24 April 2013

Mike Stanners 24 April 2013

Mike Stanners 24 April 2013

Kenny Tragham 24 April 2013

Kenny Tragham 24 April 2013

 

Rex Onions 9th April 2013

Tuesday – Rex Onions from Kinlochbervie today caught his first ever River Tay Salmon, a cracking 10lb cock fish, covered in Sea Lice!  Rex’s fish was caught on an 18g Copper & Silver Toby from the Tail of the Bridgepool.  The fish was safely returned.  Well Done that man.

(Picture to Follow)

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Jamie Thompson 8th April 2013

Monday – Another beautiful fish landed today Monday 8th April 2013 by Jamie Thompson, 8lb cock Salmon (Sea Licer), caught and released at the Neck of the Otterstone.  Jamie was fishing with a “sink tip” line and a size 6 Cascade, just like Saturday past, quite a few fishing showing in each of the pools.

Jamie Thompson - 8lb Cock Salmon 8th April 2013

Jamie Thompson – 8lb Cock Salmon 8th April 2013

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Big Fish Today

Regular Dalguise angler Angus Carruthers from Largs on his first fishing trip of season hooked and successfully landed a magnificent 35lb Cock Spring Salmon.  This monster was caught on a 2.5 inch Yellow Belly Devon hooked in the Tail of Bridge pool.

It was an epic battle, starting with a huge run right across the pool followed by a leap, at which point Gus realised he was into a belter! The fish fought up and down the pool then decided to run upstream to the bridge, emptying Gus’s multiplier of line and snagging itself around a rock.  We managed to free the fish but the line had been almost shredded to destruction!

Several expert attempts to net the fish followed before he was duly landed, measured and photographed and released back into the river.  The fish was beautifully conditioned and measured 48 inches and a girth to match.

Gus’s previous Personal Best was 32lb, and to date, his fish is the largest recorded Salmon (Fishpal) so far this year in the whole of the UK.  Gus commented this is “what Tay Spring Salmon fishing is all about”.  I know that historically the third week in March is normally when the big Tay Springers make an appearance and I’m glad this one showed up on my doorstep.

Angus Carruthers - Playing a 35lb Springer

Angus Carruthers – Playing a 35lb Springer

Angus Carruthers - 35lb Springer 1st April 2013

Angus Carruthers – 35lb Springer 1st April 2013

Angus Carruthers - 1st April 2013

Angus Carruthers – 1st April 2013

Angus Carruthers - 35lb Springer Safely Returned

Angus Carruthers – 35lb Springer Safely Returned

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23rd March 2013

Mr Peter Haggerty, a guest of Peter Shuttleworth, on his first ever visit to Dalguise landed a lovely 12lb cock fish in the Tail of Bridgepool on an 18g Silver Toby.  Well done Peter, just rewards for braving the blizzards and east winds, rod rings freezing up just to make it even harder!

It’s getting close to that time of the year, so I’m expecting to see the Osprey returns any day now.

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20th March 2013

Kieran Lydon caught and released his first ever salmon, a cracking fish of 12lb caught at the Tail of the Bridgepool on a Blue and Silver Toby.  Well Done Kieran.

Kieran Lydon 20th March 2013

There were quite a few Springer’s showing in the beat today, so it could be a great week.

Tight Lines Stan.

Saturday 2nd March 2013

Fantastic conditions yesterday, Springers seen throughout the length of the beat.

Mark McGillivray had a hold of a fish estimated to be around 8lb in The Guay Pool on the fly but, alas, it didn’t stick.

Wednesday 27th February – Mike Stanners double

Two fish for Mike Stanners today, a beautiful 15lb hen fish this morning from the Guay Pool followed by an 8lb hen from the Tail of the Island in the afternoon.  Both fish fell to an 1.5″ gold bodied Willie Gunn aluminium tube fly, fished on an intermediate line, both fish were safely returned.

Dalguise is at an excellent height just now, about 8″ on the gauge, so all pools are fishing well

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