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PAC Beats Fishing Well

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With the river dropping back to a good height conditions looked close to ideal at the Dam this morning – hopes were high. By mid morning, with no fish caught, that initial optimism was starting to disappear – the fish didn’t seem to be in the mood. Maya Pandya saved the day, though, with a sea-liced fish of 8lbs caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank early in the afternoon.  Maya has been trying for some time to get her first Tummel fish and having lost one yesterday it was great to see her perseverance pay off – well done. Further downstream at Sawmill Les Dargie continued his good run with a fish of 9lbs caught on the fly. The river should continue to drop back nicely – looking good for the weekend.

Success - Maya Pandya lands a sea-liced 8lber on Pitlochry bank this afternoon


Living as I do at the foot of Birnam Glen, and loving nothing better than a walk with the dog on quiet tracks and trails in beautiful surroundings, it's hard to tell you just how lucky I feel to live in this part of the world.

Over the years that I've lived here I've seen all manner of Scottish wildlife in and around Birnam Glen, discovered ancient lost paths, the hidden picnic spots of the Victorians, found a forgotten waterfall, sledged down the entire length of the hill with the kids, marvelled at those taken part in the annual running event, tracked down bronze age rock carvings and iron age hillforts... and on it goes.

So this is my homage to a tiny corner of Scotland that has so much to give if you're just prepared to look - please come back from time to time to check on my latest piece of of rose tinted, besotted scribblings, which I hope you will enjoy!

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