As usual Eddie pick myself up at 6.30am and headed up to the River Tay. On arriving Willie, Robert,Stewart and David were all ready there. After a quick chat it was off to meet our gillies for the day. It has been the same gillies we have had for many years and great guy,s with good advice. Robert decided to fly fish off the bank with myself spinning,Willie and Eddie on one boat and Stewart and David on the other boat.
I heard Stewart was on to a fish after being on the boat for about five mins and landed a nice kelp about 8lbs. Nice one Stewart. About 2 hours went by and I was into a Kelp as well what a fight it gave me with it head shaking and coming out off the water. Eddie noticed I had one on and the boat was on it's was to help me land it. I remember Eddie saying to me take the landing net with you before you go. I said will not need it lol... Well upon landing the fish I headed down the bank to get it then the bank gave way. Happy days..
After lunch it was back out for the last couple off hours before heading back down the road. Although no more Salmon were caught I did manage to land a small trout. Good day out with the guy's and looking forward to next year.
After a couple off sessions at Loch Etive and not a lot to show for it. A couple of thornies and doggies being caught with now spurs yet being caught from the shore but seem to be getting caught from the boats.
Shane and myself decided to head down the way this time to the solway to see if anything was about, getting to our mark about 3pm we started fishing first cast I had a good knock which resulted into a slack line and missed the fish. Shane was next and landed a small flounder. Then I was next with a solid tapping and then a pull over which resulted in 2 doggies being landed. Shane had a nice take which turned out to be the best flounder of the day.
This was the norm for the rest of the day with mostly doggies attacking your bait. We fished till 8pm and then headed back down the road.