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#11 Sportsman

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 01:29 AM

Blindog
Sorry, I've just got your PM
I see you have been enquiring about Delgatie castle fishery. Never fished it but heard good reports. I've also heard that float tubes might be allowed :)
If you fancy travelling a little further to Haddo, you could try a float tube yourself. It's fishing really well at the moment.
Let us know if you fancy a meet up
Dave

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 08:44 PM

Hi Dave
Sounds like an offer i cant refuse :D .Must warn you i'm not what you would call the best caster ,infact i'm crap,But still managed to land a few troot ,biggest so far 14lb.6oz from Forgue many years ago :rolleyes: .
But its been a year or so since i even took the one and only flyrod i own out of its bag.
READING THE POSTS THAT YOU AND OTHERS PUT IN ABOUT FLY LINES ,RODS ETC ,just kinda makes me feel i am out oh my depth so thats why i only visit now and then.
The thing is although my tackle may not be state of the art or even that good i realy enjoy flyfishing and have had many happy hours thrashing the water ,but watching others with there rods and reels worth 100's oh pounds and fancy gear it makes you think is this for me .
Then i think i've got 100,s of pounds worth of sea angling stuff so GO for it .
Some probably did shake there head when i first took it up with my yellow rig wellies and red boiler suite :lol: I didnt care then and i dont care now what others think,I wear Black wellies now :P.

But on another note what flies are catching at the moment,A few guys i was speeking to said they were using bloodworms to good efect at Delgatie Castle.


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Posted 05 November 2005 - 12:04 PM

Hi blindog
We are having a float tube meet at Haddo again on Nov 20th (the last on was sooooo good :D ) If you are back on shore by then, that will be a great day out. Fish all day for 12quid and a bowl of chillie and a burger at half time :) Let me know if you can make it and I will book you a float tube. Same goes for you Mr Doyle!! come and have another shot :)
If not, let me know when you are around and we will have a day in the tube anyway.
I have been having good success with small black buzzers and flexifloss bloodworm. Haddo fishes well to small imitative patterns like these. Probably the most popular flies are spiders of one sort or another.
Try and make it, I guarantee a good day.
Anyone else fancy it??
Come on - if you think your hard enough!!! :D

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 08:12 PM

I will def give you a shout Dave ,i dont know about the 20th as i'm just home on the Thursday and would have to do a bit oh groveling ,so would probably not be able to give you an answer till Friday,which is probably to late !!,Also because i dont drive i would need to get my mate to take me and he would def like to have ago at tubing.
If this is ok i will realy try to get there if not it would be good to have a go anytime.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:34 AM

Dave,

What weight can the tubes take? It sounds like fun but I'm not what you could call small :)
I've been to Scrabster... and I want to go back!!!

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:33 AM

Hi David,
Bearing in mind this is an American idea, weight is not a problem!
My tube is rated at 350lb, which is 25st, most are going to be in the 275 - 350 range 20-25st.
If you need more than that I can't help you :D

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:59 AM

Thanks for the info, I'm just under 19st so who knows, might try it sometime
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 11:35 AM

Just a tiddler then :D
Whereabout in Scotland are you?

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 05:28 PM

I'm in Rosyth, just north of the Forth bridge and turn left :)
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 11:27 PM

The nearest fishery to ypu, where you can try a float tube would be North Third over at Stirling.
Got to be honest, it's getting a bit cold for tubing but we are having another float tube meet at Haddo on the 20th. Time for another layer of thermals. Last time I went I was wearing 2 pairs of thermal long johns, 2 paits of fleece jogging pants and 4.5ml neoprene chesties, amd my legs were still frozen after a couple of hours. :huh:
If you ever fancy a shot, give me a shout

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