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Great Fishing On PAC Beats

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After almost 10 weeks in lockdown there was some excitement about getting back out for a first cast today – and the big question was how well would the river fish after such a long rest period? The circumstances were unique and the general fishing conditions looked favourable – a falling river but with the water still at a good height and lots of fish showing throughout the beat over the last few days. I arrived at the river at 9.30am and my question was soon answered – I was just in time to see fish number twelve being landed on our Dam beat with reports of at least two more having being caught on our Sawmill beat - and more were to come! At the Dam the catches were as follows: Iain McLaren had a red letter day with seven fish -  8lbs, 8lbs, 9lbs,9lbs,10lbs,11lbs from Pitlochry bank this morning and one at 10lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank in the afternoon – very nicely done; Sean Dugan also had a day to remember with a fish of 14lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning - well done; Saul Mackay had one of 10lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank this morning – and lost a few others; Tony Brown lost a couple early on but persevered to land three nice fish at 9lbs, 10lbs and 14lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning; Gordon Hanslip had a fish at 7lbs on the fly from Port-na-Craig bank this morning; in the evening Dave Stewart had fish at 10lbs and 13lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank; and Jim Fisher landed a 10lber on PItlochry bank on the fly - again the evening. Further down at Sawmill: Ally Gowans had an early morning fish of 8lbs on the fly; Jim Fisher had one at 7lbs not long after – again on the fly; and John Tomlin got a nice fish of 11lbs on the spinner. Quite a day on PAC waters!

Sean Dugan on Pitlochry bank this morning

An early start for Ally Gowans on Sawmill this morning

Jim Fisher in action on Sawmill this morning

Almost there - Saul Mackay about to land a 10lber on Pitlochry bank this morning

Social distancing at the Dam beat today

Concentration on Port-na-Craig bank this morning - next cast could be the one ....

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