Professor Ken MacAulay was my client this week. Ken is from Nova Scotia in Canada and later this year he is travelling to Australia to take part in the Oceania Championships. This is for countries around the Pacific Rim and includes New Zealand, USA and Japan amongst others.
The competition is to Full Fips Mouche Rules which is the governing body for all International Competitions.
The event will be staged on five lake venues and will all be fishing Loch Style from drifting boats.
So Ken had decided to come over for an intensive week of coaching.
He is also a keen river angler and had a couple of successful outings on the River Whiteadder while he was here.
We had three full days on Coldingham Loch and his techniques and decisions steadily improved as did his catches. By the Friday he was Top Rod on the Loch with six trout including two blues on a fairly difficult day. A Biscuit FAB and a Cormorant fished really dead slow on a Slow Glass Intermediate was the best tactic Good Angling Ken.
A couple of evenings were spent showing him Preparation Tips and demonstrating Cast Construction and Fly Tying techniques.
Tactics were also discussed over the odd bottle of Beer. 🙂
We ended the week practising for and then fishing in a local England Eliminator Bank Competition at Thrunton where Ken competing as a guest took a very respectable 4th place beating a few well known International Anglers in the process.
Well Done to my new friend and good luck for Australia.