Saturday, 16 June 2012

A Good Day On The Don At Manar

Charlie was out on the River Don today at Manar and he managed to land a couple of spanking fresh sea-liced fish. One was a lovely Grilse about 6lb and the other was a cracking summer salmon around the 10lb mark. Both fish were taken on a gold bodied Sunray Shadow with a 4" wing.

Two more fish were landed and a further two lost by another rod. One of his fish was also a sea-liced Grilse so it looks as though the Grilse have arrived on the Don and almost bang on time for a change! Let's hope the run is a good one and we see plenty more where they came from over the next few months. Charlie informed me that one of the fish he lost was a beauty. Sounds like a great day was had. All fish were released unharmed.

Here are the pictures Charlie sent to me this evening.

Charlie with a lovely fresh run Grilse from the Upper Wood Pool. The fish had two goes at the Sunray before hammering into it! Excellent stuff!
Off to fight again another day.
A 10lb "Bar of Silver" from the Long Pool. Again, this fish took a Sunray Shadow, but this time it got smashed from above. Heart stopping action!
Bracken and Archie enjoy themselves outside the hut at Manar.

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