Big River Bonanza

So I and a couple of pals (Mike & Alex) are going away for a few days fishing and camping. It is going to be a bit of a big river bonanza as on Friday we should be fishing the Tummel, Saturday the River Don and on Sunday the River Tay. Should be good fun!!.
When I told Claire she had the cheek to say “sounds all a bit Brokeback Mountain to me” the bloody cheek- there will actually be plenty of fishing and quite possibly whiskey as well. Alex has to share my tent so I sent him a text asking if he had one of those foam mattress things for under sleeping bags “those are for pussies” came the reply. If that bugger wasn’t in my tent I would be taking my self inflating double mattress with me, as it is we shall see who the pussy is when he is sleeping on a rock! Mwa ha ha!!

The weather is to be atrocious so wish us luck wherever you are!


  1. Alan Atkins · May 18, 2006

    Alistair, sounds like a good trip. The Don should produce some quality sport to dries and emmergers, especially in the upper reaches. However, if youhave not booked i would check availability.It can be busy especially with recent high profile articles in the angling press. Another thing, check the SEPA website for water levels, we have had a lot of rain and i know that there is still snow melt affecting the Esks. But hey, if all else fails you can always rely on the ” water of life” !! I am away to the Teith this afternoon for silver tourists, a big rise in water and large fish seen moving upstream at Stirling means prospects are good. You must give the big stuff a try soon, regards, Alan

  2. Trout Underground · May 18, 2006

    Everything over here in the mountains of Northern California is running extremely high due to melting snow, so I’m envious.

    I get the impression you have to pay to fish some of the water? It’s private then?

    Good luck!

  3. chris karpacz · May 18, 2006

    the tummel should be ok to fish as it can take a lot of rain,not sure about melting snow though. you could always go out on the pish in pitlochry.
    i haven’t seen brokeback mountain,but deliverence gives me the shits when i’m up that way.
    tight lines.


  4. Gareth Lewis · May 18, 2006

    So Alistair, how’d you get on with the bonanza??

    Hope the bad weather stayed away for a while! And no leaking tents either I hope!


  5. Emanuele · May 18, 2006

    come’on Alistair
    I want nice report on a true Gierach style………..
    and lots of pics…

  6. Alistair · May 18, 2006

    Oh, seeing as how you asked so nice 🙂

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