Coldingham Loch Fly fishing 5

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July the 16th

Happy Birthday Carmel.

Only another year and you will be Thirty……………………….. πŸ™‚

Anyway Gareth had a full day out meticulously planned and so he had asked me to look after the Loch while he amassed the Brownie Points.

Of course………..no problem……….took a nanosecond to think about it!

Might just have a fish…………………..?

I got everyone sorted out by half past ten and then set up two rods with Dries but different methods.

There was a brisk breeze and heavy cloud and the thermometer at the end of the boat shed read 17 degrees which was a distinct improvement over recent days. Good stuff.

I had a couple of hours before the rain started and brought on an early Lunch but with four fish netted and about the same again lost It was a pleasant morning.

In the hut were two senior Gentlemen from the Midlothian Club who had randomly met up and after deciding to fish together they were both happy with their morning and two fish each.

I had a leisurely bite to eat but despite the rain still flighting on I forced myself out again around two O’clock and had a real purple patch with seven or eight fish netted and many more “contacts” and “misses” while still fishing the Dries.

Around four o’clock, back on duty as the evening rods began to arrive. They were all sorted out around six o’clock and so I had another couple of hours.

By this time the weather had taken a turn for the worse with the sun coming out πŸ™‚ and this put most of the fish down.

However an odd straggler still showed and finished off the evening in grand style.

No monsters caught this time but one around five pounds another around four pounds.

Mind you it is not that many years ago that fish of that size would have been monsters!

Times change……………………………….

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A cracking Troot  ;-)

A cracking Troot πŸ˜‰