Osprey catches his first Trout of the season at Dalguise.31/03/11

Osprey catching a Trout

Osprey catching a Trout

The first Osprey has been seen fishing at Dalguise today, Thurdsay 31st March 2011.

At 10.30am The Osprey arrived for a spot of breakfast and after successfully catching a trout in the flats above the casting platform,  landed on the croy in the Bridge Pool to enjoy his catch. The Ospreys arrived earlier in the week in Perthshire, but this is the first time we have seen them fishing on the beat. We look forward to their daily visits over the coming weeks.

17lb Salmon caught Wednesday 2nd March

 Wednesday 2nd March 2011

 

Beautiful 17lb Salmon caught today, picture by Robin Ade

Beautiful 17lb Salmon caught today, picture by Robin Ade

 Mike Stanners catches a 17lb Salmon in The Tail of The Otterstone Pool, on a Gary dog tube fly. It was a beautiful sunny day and there were lots of fish showing, it was 1.8 m height on  the water guage. Mike also lost another Salmon the same day.

 There seem to be a lot of fish coming into the beat, so don’t wait to book, as rods are going fast.

Otterstone Pool

Otterstone Pool

Another memorable day at Dalguise by  Mike Stanners

“The day began in the Otterstone Pool. I started fishing half way between the Rowan Tree and the Bench. I was approaching the big stone that lies across from the Bench, it is a known lie, when a fish took the fly. A few tugs and it was off, I was pretty disappointed. When I inspected the line I discovered that the braided loop had parted company with the fly line, oh bother ! I retooled and went back to work.

At the height the water was at on Wed it allowed me good access and so I waded into the pool just below the Bench to cover across towards the channel on the left bank. By this time I was using a 2″ Garry Dog-ish Al tube. I worked my way down keeping out from the Major’s Stone. I was still pretty far across the pool when I was approaching the reachable bottom part of the Otterstone. Here there is a large ‘V’ created by a collection of boulders.  I cast across to the other side of the ‘V’ and let the fly fish round and down almost onto the dangle, the line stopped just on the other side of the ‘V’, thinking I had snagged the boulders I tugged, nothing happened. As started to put more pressure on the line to try and free the fly out of the snag, the snag started to move off across the current and down. The fish then turned down stream and went quickly away from me towards an area I knew I could not follow.  From then on it was a fight of endurance, I worked the fish back up towards me 5 or 6 times and each time it turned and went back down. Frustration was becoming a major factor, I was beginning to think that I foul hooked it. Eventually after about 25mins I managed to get it across to me and brought it into the top of the Nursery where I managed to glide it up to the stones, I think it was by this stage pretty tired, as I was, my right shoulder was very sore from the sheer effort of putting pressure on the fish. It lay quietly whilst I extracted the fly, one hook into the middle of the lower jaw, probably confirms it took on the dangle or from behind. After removing the hook I held in the current until it revived. It was superb example of a Tay Springer deep and well formed, I estimated 17lbs. It was a solid lump of silver, hard as nails, no lice, and no marks. I am back on Wed fishing looking for more action. Watch this space.”

Thank you very much to Mike for sending this report of his exciting days fishing at Dalguise and look forward to reporting many more. Very well done with your Salmon Mike.

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