Another tick on my bucket list

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  1. icantremember

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    I've always wanted to see salmon leaping .... just fulfilled that ambition at The Falls of Shin near Lairg .... a great Brit Stop:BigGrin:
     
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    Have you done the ladder at Pitlochry ?

    Your not that far away.
     
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    Hi Brian, we were there last week and did see a fish through the glass in the ladder, but not as exciting as seeing them here.
     
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    WE went to The Falls of Shin about 4 years ago, it had a mini Harrods and a café, loads of coaches always in and out

    We saw salmon jumping as well then, totally unexpected, but really nice to see

    Popped back in this year, nothing, completely flattened

    But would make a good stop over, no obvious restrictions that we could see, bit isolated though, if you don't like the dark, don't stop over!!
     
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    I thought the salmon only leapt in the autumn going back up stream to spawn?
     
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    Apparently the visitor centre was burnt down last May and has not been rebuilt so is much quieter now.:thumb:

    I wonder who had a grudge against Mr Alfyad:Wink:
     
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    Best you come up here and tell them that. :Wink:
     
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    I blooming well will! Twice we've sat by rivers in Scotland in the autumn waiting for the little beggars!
     
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    It depends where you are and the weather. They like to go upstream after a heavy burst of rain following a dry spell ..... this is from the Tay Salmon Fisheries Board:

    "Nowadays the main first significant runs of fish into the River Tay take place from late February / March and continue through April and May........"

    Different rivers and tributaries have different timings.
     
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    OK ... hurry up then, I've told them to wait for you .... just bring beer supplies please as we are running out.:cry:
     
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    Never realised salmon drank beer!!! :Eeek:



    Newts, maybe?:Laughing:



    Wyn

     
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    Another really good place to see them is on the bridge over the river at Bettws-y-coed, seen them leaping up the rocks there a couple of times but can't remember what time of year it was.
     
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