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    Myles Kelly Guest

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    Hi to all,

    just joined and was wondering if any of you ever catch char? This is my favourite fish. (also like wrasse for some reason but am mainly a fly fisherman, wierd huh?)

    Anyway would like to hear about your char experiences...

    Myles
    http://www.charr.org

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    Rob Brownfield Guest

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    Hi Myles, yep, I have fished for and caught Char here in Scotland.
    I use two methods, either flies fished deep (30 feet+)from a boat or, supprisingly, on the dry fly!!!
    The place I go is Loch Lee which is in the Grampian mountains on the North East side of Scotland. It feeds the North Esk river. Its a typical glacial loch, long, thin, cold and DEEP! It can be hard to find the buggers in there, but when u do, they seem to hit anything. I believe that there are Ferox in there too, but you can only fly fish, so no big lures. The biggest Charr I have seen was around 2 pounds, but the average seems to be about 8-12oz. However, they are the most beautifully coloured charr I have ever seen.
    Anyway, its nice to see a site on Charr...nice one!

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