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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-2018, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Ideas for Scotland in mid-March

I'll be able to squeeze in a day or two of fishing in Scotland in mid-March, around the 16th. I would love to throw a line for an Atlantic. Any suggestions for a piece of water, flies, what river, etc. would be appreciated. I'm sure it's a lot different than here in Alaska for licenses, all public access water, etc. so I have much to learn.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-2018, 10:37 PM
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Visit to start with.

They're the best source for all your answers.

I'd recommend the Dee, but I was there in August.

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The River Dee would certainly be a good choice at that time of the year. I would look at the area from Park upstream to the Aboyne area for the mid March time period, it has been a fairly cold start to the year.
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Wow, thanks. Great site and research to do on the River Dee! Fantastic.
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There are occasional big springers coming off the Tay. Check Fishpal Tay catches. Not huge numbers, but best chance for a 20# + fish in Scotland.

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at moment our rivers are low, nae water, and very cold. We've just got the beast from the east blowing in, ( cold )
So yeas have a look Dee, Tay, or Tweed. But concentrate on a beat at the lower end of the river. Most of the fish will hold on the lower beats till things warm up a bit. If poss try Inver and Tilquille, Park, or any water near Bancory, river Dee. The Moriston is also worth a try if you can get on.
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