What did you get that on?

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Surely the most common question in Fly Fishing. It’s the wrong question! ??? Well what if they say a Black Hopper. Then off you go, Floating line and your best Ginked Up Black Hopper. But what if they were fishing it deep on a Di 5. So what is the right question? Well it should […]

It Depends

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It Depends. That is probably the only true answer for any Fishing Question. However, one thing I frequently get asked as an Instructor or as a reasonably successful Angler is how long should my leader be? Well it De………….     you can guess the answer. Take one of those Concrete Bowl Reservoirs such as Farmoor.                       a […]

Fishermans Friends

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Sometimes out of a tragedy something good can happen. Of course you don’t want it to happen in the first place. However now and then in a community an event takes place that brings people together. My good friend Alec Harvey had that when his first granddaughter Willow was born prematurely and tragically died soon […]

Youth Day

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Youth Day. This went ahead on Bank Holiday Monday the 6th of May. We had eight lads turn up with a right mixture in terms of ability and an age range from 7 to 15. Our morning consisted of various activities starting off with a briefing on personal safety and respect for the Environment. This […]

The Squirmy

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The Squirmy. Love it or hate it or perhaps it is just another tool in your box. Well there is no doubt that it works. Not all the time but it can like most flies have its days. River and Loch. However one of the problems is it can be a tad difficult to tie […]

Decisions, Decisions, Decision…………

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…………………….??? As in Life Fly Fishing is all about these. The first one is do you go or not? You should! But………… Well the first decision may well concern the weather. What does the Met Office have in store for us? I would suggest unless there is a specific warning and you live […]

Balance

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Balance. We all need this. Well for a start it stops us falling down! Now if you read the last Coldingham Loch Report you will know I have just had a weeks river fishing in the Czech Republic.  I had a great trip but it did bring up a couple of balance issues. The first […]

Youths Day

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So I thought I will volunteer to organise a Youth Day. I will do some Theory and Coaching in the morning and we will fish in the afternoon with a little competition thrown in to spice things up. Most sports, clubs and other activities are struggling to attract a new generation these days so instead […]

Another Season Finishes.

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Another Season Finishes on Coldingham Loch. One more, one less! I used to keep a fishing diary but not anymore unfortunately. So if I was to say which has been the best month this year it will be just a guess. However November has to be there or thereabouts. Myself and a few other anglers […]

A Dying Art?

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Now I am not sure if Fly Fishing is an Art or a Craft or a Pastime, a Hobby or a Sport. However I am fairly sure that the participants are a group of people that are progressively getting older. There are less and less youngsters getting into fishing in general and possibly fly fishing […]