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joe roberts
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PostSubject: oban/bonawe   Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:22 pm

Just got back from 3 days around oban.
Set off sat morning nice and early and checked into the camp and put up the tents, the weather foreast was a slight bit of wind sat night for an hour or so and we thought that's ok.

The 1st session was at the foot of the camp into 120ft of water which resulted in a few maccie loads of dogs and pestered by small thornies and one 10lb common skate.

got to bed 01.00 am and it pissed down all night I wasn't bad as I stayed dry but poor mal and kev got soaked and had about an hour sleep in the car,.

2nd day.
had a wet breakfast while the sun came out and headed for a mark on the isle of seil. there we blanked big time. the sea swell from the atlantic was horrendous, so we set of back to oban for a chippie tea. and then back to the camp for another session there.
this time it was flat calm and within minutes of setting up we were attacked by hordes of midges, un aware we were armed with avon skin so soft dry oil spray which we were astounded by how it stopped them in there tracks.
again it was dogs and thornies but not as many this time as the bait was a day old. (word of advice if travelling up this way bring loads of maccie and get where you stay to freeze it for you).

day 3

mal and kev headed home and I headed for bonawe quarry. her I had a couple of thornies dogs and a single spur. it started pissing down again so I sacked it and headed home a day early. 5.5 hours home so wasn't to bad.

till next time. thanks for reading. (photobucket is being an behind again so here goes)





















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PostSubject: Re: oban/bonawe   Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:29 pm

Nice1 Joe some great fish there and great pics,shame the weather wasn't better for you but that's the way it goes up there more so than here would you believe Shocked is that a tag in the skate
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PostSubject: Re: oban/bonawe   Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:58 pm

no it was some sort of parasite , I pulled it out and it was like something out of alien Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: oban/bonawe   Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:02 pm

Brilliant photos Joe cheers
Well done all cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: oban/bonawe   Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:14 pm

Great report mate. my lil boy wouldve loved those rays, he's thormback mad for some reason!

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PostSubject: Re: oban/bonawe   Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:28 pm

Great report and a handy tip on the oil stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: oban/bonawe   Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:41 pm

Fantastic report joe looked like you boys had a great time
well done everyone cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: oban/bonawe   Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:55 am

great report and pics joe well done on the fish fish fish fishing
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PostSubject: Re: oban/bonawe   Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:01 am

Great report shame about the weather but success with the fishing.cheers
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PostSubject: Re: oban/bonawe   Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:28 am

Great report Joe and well done on the fish guys
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PostSubject: Re: oban/bonawe   Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:55 pm

Great report & cracking pictures Joe well done on the fish & foiling the midges chaps cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: oban/bonawe   Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:26 pm

Just reading your report again Joe and an Avon catalogue dropped through the door. Looked up the Dry Oil Spray it's on page 169 on offer with a Body Lotion and a Body Wash all for a fiver. What I want to know before I spend all my pocket money did you find it stopped midges by chance or was it something you were aware of and carry it with you for this Purpuse. (Or maybe you just like to smell nice Very Happy )?
It would be handy if you could tell us what is in it ie: Citronella as I now this is a Mig repellent and on reading more of the catalogue there is 2 or 3 different ones. Maybe a picture would help.
Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: oban/bonawe   Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:02 pm

I can,t remember where we first heard about "skin so soft " workin for midges but after doing a bit of research we found that it,s quite a well known repellant for midges and mossies , all I can say is it really do,s work , they don,t go away but they don,t bite ,I,ll be using it when pike and trout fishing up in the hills from now on
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PostSubject: Re: oban/bonawe   Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:29 pm

Theres a clip here about the avon stuff too http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/avon-s-spray-finds-calling-as-midge-repellent-for-royal-marines-1-1403152
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