Your most probably right regarding lack of activity WMIs this perhaps down to the current situation of the numbers of sea trout currently in our river systems? A lack of reports is probably a reflection on the lack of activity, both on fishing effort & posting here. As anglers, we are all aware of this dire situation, just a shame that the likes of the EA/NRW aren't showing the same concerns!
I certainly hope it won't be a dying trend, I brought my son up to enjoy the sport, hopefully, he'll bring my grandson up to enjoy the same. Unfortunately, if the fish aren't there, well what's to enjoy? Something drastic has to be done by the power-that-be, restriction or compulsory catch-&-release only helps what stock there is, it's imperative that stocks need to be improved & that smolt survival measures are put in place to secure a future for these exceptional specimens.Your most probably right regarding lack of activity WM
There isn't many anglers prepared to loose a nights sleep fishing away for very few fish to catch. I like most die hard sea trout fishermen will still venture out even if there's only a slight chance of hooking a sea trout, but it can be frustrating when you fish night after night & don't as much as see a sea trout let a lone hook one.
Not really good to try & introduce new blood into this game which is a real shame.
Been here a while, can remember the proboards forum.How many of the "old boys" (i.e. lads who came over from the proboards forum) are still involved or active on here? Hands up please ������
Think you're right, numbers on the Nith last year were poor [regardless of what the catch stats say when they're released]. I was out at night quite a few times last season as was a mate, I did write a few reports on the Nith thread, but to be honest how many times can you keep repeating "was out last night, seen and touched nowt", before it sounds boring?Is this perhaps down to the current situation of the numbers of sea trout currently in our river systems? A lack of reports is probably a reflection on the lack of activity, both on fishing effort & posting here. As anglers, we are all aware of this dire situation, just a shame that the likes of the EA/NRW aren't showing the same concerns!
Fixed my reels with new bearings still got them .Crockski!
...now there’s a name to conjure with!
watermole+ still tottering on here..just. Not so good getting around now but still managing to wet a (silk) fly line when I can.
Oddly enough, I started sorting out the fly boxes and cast wallet yesterday and thought of you..
Old “silverinvicta” (Bap...but only to my friends) sadly passed away last year at his home on the I.o.M. I still have Hoppy’s phone number and miraculously managed to speak to him..the first time in years.
I fished a few times for sea trout last season, but caught only one, plus a few small brownies., but am going to try again this year, whilst I can still go..
Have given up rod making, but still make a few reels..
So nice to hear from you...and would very much like to get in touch with you all again...the old ties are still there..