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Post by barrystar Wed 01 Feb 2012, 10:59 am

You have a last week - you will be given precisely the equipment you need and the best guiding assistance available (should you want either). Where are you going to go, and what are you going to fish for?

I think it would be Alaska for wilderness and variety - fly fishing for pacific salmon, steelhead, trout, and even the odd pike in amazing scenery and terrific wildlife with that handy combination of decentish infrastructure but not too many people.

But then New Zealand might be great, and what about going somewhere I'm familiar with for the memories?

Tough, isn't it?
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Post by Fists of Fury Wed 01 Feb 2012, 11:45 am

Canada for the salmon fishing would be incredible, so that'd certainly be on the list. Alaska would be similar, I imagine.

Your last paragraph sums it up. I'd be very stuck as to whether to go to a little old Welsh river that I enjoy so much, or whether to go for the more exotic option. Can I do both? Cool

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Post by barrystar Wed 01 Feb 2012, 12:07 pm

No, and nor is this the same question as to where you'd like to fish for the rest of your days. It's the last week fishing you'll have.
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Post by Fists of Fury Wed 01 Feb 2012, 12:17 pm

Fishing in Mongolia for Taipon (spelling?) incredibly impressive fish, and endangered, so catching one would be a real treat in amongst spectacular scenery and a real sense of wilderness.

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Post by barrystar Wed 01 Feb 2012, 12:36 pm

Taimen - I thought about that, but I think you have to heave out a sort of hedgehog festooned with hooks on a railway sleeper of a fly rod and I don't think I'd enjoy that sort of fishing so much. I also understand that the fish pretty much have lies in the river so that you catch and put back a 'known fish' that has been fished for in the same place by others all season, which strikes me as oddly artificial (at least if you catch a stocked fish and kill it you know that it hasn't been caught before).

I prefer fishing to have more connection with what I do here at home to give it some context rather than such novelty value - but maybe I don't know what I'm talking about re Taimen.
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Post by Fists of Fury Wed 01 Feb 2012, 1:22 pm

Ah but I wouldn't want a guide, Barry. I'd want the thrill of the chase.

Also not a fan of great big rods with boat rope for line, takes away the sporting element.

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Post by barrystar Wed 01 Feb 2012, 1:24 pm

Just had a look at a Taimen video, and the tackle looks like it's pretty much the sort of stuff you'd use for fly fishing for Pike here, with similar tactics for Pike or Sea Trout, so not so bad at all.

Guides can be very nice if you have limited time.
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Post by Fists of Fury Wed 01 Feb 2012, 1:32 pm

Nice one, I plan to travel to Mongolia at some point within the next few years, so if I have time I might have a bash. Expect a full report, should I do so.

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Post by Guest Wed 01 Feb 2012, 2:21 pm

Fists of Fury wrote:Canada for the salmon fishing would be incredible, so that'd certainly be on the list. Alaska would be similar, I imagine.

Your last paragraph sums it up. I'd be very stuck as to whether to go to a little old Welsh river that I enjoy so much, or whether to go for the more exotic option. Can I do both? Cool


ive been to canada for salmon fishing Smile


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Post by barrystar Wed 01 Feb 2012, 2:35 pm

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Fists of Fury wrote:Canada for the salmon fishing would be incredible, so that'd certainly be on the list. Alaska would be similar, I imagine.

Your last paragraph sums it up. I'd be very stuck as to whether to go to a little old Welsh river that I enjoy so much, or whether to go for the more exotic option. Can I do both? Cool


ive been to canada for salmon fishing Smile


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Post by Guest Wed 01 Feb 2012, 2:44 pm

what he said he wanted to go, and i said i had been......

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Post by Fists of Fury Wed 01 Feb 2012, 2:56 pm

He means 'and what was it like?' I think.

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Post by Guest Wed 01 Feb 2012, 3:15 pm

oh right my apolgies....

it was absolutely fantastic i recommend it to anyone....caught quite a few, nothing overly big however they werent small...i really enjoyed it, and plan on going back later this year.

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Post by Fists of Fury Wed 01 Feb 2012, 3:18 pm

Am I right in thinking they actually feed whilst in the river in Canada?

Makes them much more elusive here, given that they don't actively feed whilst in the rivers.

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Post by Guest Wed 01 Feb 2012, 3:27 pm

you are right in thinking that

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Post by barrystar Wed 01 Feb 2012, 3:55 pm

cricketfan90 wrote:you are right in thinking that

Really? Those ones which crowd out the river and then turn red and green with big humps before dying (I can't remember what type) surely only breed in the river because there's way too many of them to feed there.

Isn't the basic pattern eating at sea breeding in the River, or is that for some types but not others?

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Post by Fists of Fury Wed 01 Feb 2012, 3:57 pm

Just some types, Barry. I know that some definitely do feed in the river, I forget which type, though.

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Post by Kenny Thu 09 Feb 2012, 11:29 pm

Id like to go fishing of west africa for blue marlin and South africa or Australia for Great white sharks
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Post by Ifandorbut Sat 16 Jun 2012, 3:13 pm

It would have to be a week on the Kennet during duffers fortnight for me. Failing that, a couple of days upstream worming on the Honndu, just to re-live my youth.

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Post by leslie case Tue 03 Jul 2012, 9:36 am

Blackpool pier would be nice

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Post by eirebilly Thu 26 Jul 2012, 6:09 am

I have always wanted to catch a Barramundi in Australia's Northern Territory. That would be amazing Smile
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Post by barrystar Thu 26 Jul 2012, 5:05 pm

eirebilly wrote:I have always wanted to catch a Barramundi in Australia's Northern Territory. That would be amazing Smile

Aye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyOWYlqCMVI&feature=related
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Post by eirebilly Thu 26 Jul 2012, 5:50 pm

Great video Barry, that was some fish Very Happy
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Post by bsando Sat 13 Apr 2013, 2:33 am

Falkland Islands for the monster sea trout is a dream of mine, best fish to catch on a fly rod in my opinion. Although I heard steelhead are good too!

Rainbow trout in Chile would be nice too.

I would have loved to have fished Loch Maree before the salmon farming industry desolated the sea trout and salmon stocks on the west coast of Scotland.

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Post by ShahenshahG Sun 14 Apr 2013, 4:09 pm

What about those people who live on stilt houses and spend most of their time in the sea?? I imagine catching fish and learning with them would be amazing

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Post by azania Sun 14 Apr 2013, 7:54 pm

Clapham Common.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Thu 18 Apr 2013, 8:32 pm

Went fishing at Martha's vineyard in the late 70's.................

Caught a 25 footer...3 tonnes of him....Boat sank though......all of us went in the water...two of us got out..sharks took the rest.....I'll never wear a life jacket again!!

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