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Thread: I tried a kind of Macnab, it started well!

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    I tried a kind of Macnab, it started well!

    Whilst the river was perfect yesterday i couldn't go (wife's birthday) it had dropped a lot overnight but i thought what the hell, lets see if i can get a Stag, Salmon and.....no Grouse in Devon (apart from on Dartmoor but they can't be shot) so i thought a pigeon would do.
    So up i get at the crack of dawn, didn't see a Stag but got a nice Roe Buck, got home, quick breakfast and 4 hours down the river with the fly rod, i knew that would be the difficult part, whilst i didn't get a touch another angler caught a grilse on a spinner.
    I will try again when the river is perfect, i must admit i respect those that have done it the correct way, it is very tiring!





    Cheers

    Richard
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    Well done, you may not have the correct species where you live but at least you have tried it in the same spirit as the original Mcnab
    Ray

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    Always thought about a Dorset McNab

    A Sika stag
    A barbel from the Stour or a sea trout from the Frome
    A brace of partridge

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    Nice buck and day out all the same. I'm gonna try for a Strattnab in a few weeks time as we have some fishing lakes on my perm too which will hopefully consist of a munty (any flavour), a pike (as we can only use spinners), a pigeon (as we can't shoot game) and a charlie when out with the NV kit late on!!

    And hopefully I'll do better than the last time when I ended up with a McNowt!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stratts View Post
    Nice buck and day out all the same. I'm gonna try for a Strattnab in a few weeks time as we have some fishing lakes on my perm too which will hopefully consist of a munty (any flavour), a pike (as we can only use spinners), a pigeon (as we can't shoot game) and a charlie when out with the NV kit late on!!

    And hopefully I'll do better than the last time when I ended up with a McNowt!!!

    Stratts
    that sounds great fun Mark

    mine would be as follows.

    shoot a munty or a roe

    catch a cold as I have no place to fish even with a spinner.(don't have a rod now ?)

    and shoot a brace of part or phes as I have a few on the estate

    and cap it all of with a fox at night.

    sounds good

    and I could call it a Mc Highclere
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    wasnt the original Mc Nab all poached?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stratts View Post
    And hopefully I'll do better than the last time when I ended up with a McNowt!!!

    Stratts
    You should have stopped on the way home and had a McDonalds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobt View Post
    wasnt the original Mc Nab all poached?
    Yes, and it was 2 stags and a salmon, taken by three different people under the single pseudonym of "John McNab".

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    I done a Holmbush McNab at Malcs gound in West Sussex...2 X ROE, 1 X FOX AND 26 CARP...well we called it a Mcnab!

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    I've done a type of McNab... A roe buck, brace of partridges - and then because a trout is much easier than a salmon, you had to tie a fly with your roe buck hair and partridge feathers to catch it... Good way to spend a day!

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