Saturday, 31 January 2009

Friday, 30 January 2009

Water Gauge Today

Here's the water gauge today, the river has been rising most of the day and had reached 3ft 5" by the end of the day. Mr Charlie McDonald ghilling in my 2nd boat landed a 8lb springer this morning in the ferry pool on a harled tomic. A rawner was also landed by Mr Lewis Wilson on a harled tomic.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Willie's Croy Today

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Here's Willie's Croy today looking really fishey, as i pan around you will see Mr Brian McCaskie fishing the pool.

Water Gauge Today

Here's the water gauge today reading 2ft 10", the river was 2ft 4" first thing this morning but the hydro must have started generating.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Baggot Landed Today

Here's Mr John Watt with his big baggot landed today in Laird's Bank. This fish fought very hard for 25 mins before coming to the net, i think both myself and John were a tad disappointed when the fish turned out to be a baggot. Well done on another excellent day John landed 4 baggots/rawners.

Rawner Action Today

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Here's Mr John Watt playing a rawner in the tail of the boil today

Water Gauge Today

Here's the water gauge today reading 2ft 7"

We landed 4 kippers today including one of 18-20lb.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Springer Released Today

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Here's Mr John Watt returning his springer today.

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Springer Landed Today


Here's Mr John Watt's 16lb springer caught today on a harled tomic in Jock's Bank. Very well done John on your 1st January springer.

Springer Action Today

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Here's Mr John Watt fighting a big springer in Jock's Bank today.

Rawner Been Released Yesterday

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Here's Newtyle regular Alan Rennie returning a rawner in Jocks Bank yesterday.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Rawner Action From Saturday

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Here's Mr David Sutherland playing a rawner in the Cotter on saturday. David's fish took a harled tomic from the boat.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Baggot Today

Here's Peter F with his baggot taken from Jock's Bank today

Rawner Today

Here's David Sutherland with his rawner caught today in the tail of the cotter

Water Gauge Today

Here's the water gauge today reading 3ft 5"

There was 12 fish hooked on the beat today mainly kippers and kelts

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Friday, 23 January 2009

Springer Been Released

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Here's my springer heading back into the river.

Springer Landed Today

Here's my 12lb springer taken from the boat in the Cotter this morning.

Springer Action Today

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Here's me fighting a springer today in the Cotter.

Kelt Today

Here's a kelt that i caught today from the boat in the Deans Burn

Water Gauge Today

Here's the water gauge today reading 4ft 1"

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Selkie


Mist Coming In Today




Water Gauge Today


Speycasting Dubai

The Dubai Speycasting School on Jumeirah Beach commences tomorrow and Saturday each week and will run every Friday & Saturday from 10am to 1pm. I already have many expats coming to either fine tune their technique or learn from scratch this superb and artistic casting technique. My contact number here in Dubai is 00 971 50 912 3878 or from Dubai 050 912 3878

Jock Monteith

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

The Trap Today

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Kelt Today

Here's a wee kelt that i caught on the fly this morning from the bank in the Cotter.

Water Gauge Today

Here's the water gauge today reading 4ft 1". The river is now starting to drop to a very good height and the pools are begining to get their features back. Looking very fishy today

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Water Gauge Today

Here's the water gauge today reading 4' 4"

Monday, 19 January 2009

Baggot Today

Here's Mr Wullie Duncan with a baggot taken from the Cotter Bay on a pearly pink tomic

Baggot Action Today

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Kelt Today (3)

Here's My Wullie Duncan with his 3rd kelt of the day, taken on a harled pearly pink tomic in the Cotter Bay

Kelt Action Today (3)

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Kelt Today (2)

Here's Mr Wullie Duncan with his 2nd kelt of the day, taken on a harled pearly pink tomic from the Deans Burn

Kelt Action Today (2)

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Kelt Today

Here's Mr Wullie Duncan with a well mended kelt taken today on a harled pearly pink tomic from the Deans Burn.

Kelt Action Today

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Water Gauge Today

Water Gauge reading 4ft 9"

Saturday, 17 January 2009

A Lovely View Of The Cotter


Water Gauge Today


Speycasting In Dubai Creek Today

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Here's Peter Conmy demonstrating a perfect single Spey at Dubai Creek this morning. Well done Peter.

Jock Monteith

Friday, 16 January 2009

Baggot About To Be Released

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Todays Baggot


Baggot On The Fly Today

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Here's myself about to land a big baggot taken on the fly from the Cotter Bay.

Kelt About To Be Landed

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Kelt Action Today

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Here's myself playing a kelt on the fly in the Cotter Bay this morning in 7ft of water.

Hut View Today

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The View From The Hut Today

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Water Gauge Today

Here's the water gauge today, reading just below 7ft

The Opening Day Squad

The brave souls that turned out on opening day. A great day was had despite the conditions when the river rose very fast in the afternoon. 6 baggots/rawners were landed on the beat today. A special well done to Mr Robert Galbraith who landed the 1st fish of the beat. Robert caught a baggot on the fly from the bank.
A special thank you to Sarah-Jane for providing an excellent lunch.

Tight Lines for 2009

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Blessing The Boat's

Here's myself blessing the boats and wishing everyone all the best for the 2009 season.

Opening Day Baggot

Here's Mr Iain Quinn with his opening day baggot taken from the boat.

Opening Day Rawner


More Opening Day Action

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Here's Mr Wullie Duncan playing a Rawner

Wullie Duncan's 14lb Baggot


Opening Day Action

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Here's Mr Wullie Duncan playing a good baggot from the boat on opening day.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

View from the hut yesterday

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Water Gauge Yesterday

The river was just below 5ft yesterday, today it was 3ft 11" and dropping away. There are many kelts splashing around the beat with hopefully 1 or 2 springers with in amongst them

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Here's the view from the hut today

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Water Gauge Today

Here's the water gauge today shown 11" which is low for this time of year. There's just over a week until opening day so get that tackle out of the cupboard and get your hooks sharpened !!
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Thursday, 1 January 2009

Opening Day 15th January 2009

Just to let you know the beat will be opening on Thursday 15th January 2009.

There are rods available.

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New Head Ghillie Introduction

Hi, My name is Martin Ritchie. I have taken over from Jock as Head Ghillie on the Beat. I am very priveliged to have been giving this opportunity to follow in Jock's footsteps on one of the most beautiful beats on the River Tay. I'm really looking forward to continuing Jock's hard work and hope to keep the beat moving forward in the right direction. I look forward to welcoming you all back to the beat in 2009. As we begin a new chapter on the beat, I hope the late Willie 'the ghillie' Laird (Newtyle Ghillie 1934-1984) looks over me and brings both myself and future guests good luck.

My Contact Details Are:-

Martin Ritchie
07825 334427
martin@ritchie151.wanadoo.co.uk

Tight Lines for 2009

Martin