So it was my fourth outing of the season at Coldingham Loch.
Weather wise it was the best so far with lighter wind and a bit of heat in the sun when it came out.
I was just going to have a day by myself but I bumped in to one of my clients Peter who I had given some instruction to a couple of years ago and asked him to join me. He could only fish the morning so we just arranged to meet at the Loch as I cannot just fish mornings……..:-)
There was fish rising everywhere so we both went out on dries.
An hour and a half later we both had not even had an inspection despite covering quite a lot of fish with many changes of flies.
So I took of my whole cast, dropped down to 0.18mm Rio Co-Polymer and two size 19 F Flies 10 feet apart.
First cast a nice overwintered Rainbow about 2 Lbs.
By lunchtime I had five fish in the net and safely returned to the water.
My sandwich definitely tasted better than I thought it would earlier in the day.
Peter also managed a couple of fish on a small suspender buzzer.
I tried some shuttlecock buzzers but it was only when i changed to a small black one did I get instant action with a fish as soon as it hit the water.
After that it was steady afternoon with plenty of offers and inspections and a few fish hooked an lost.
My final tally was 12 fish netted and a splendid day out had.
Gareth joined me for the last hour and succeeded in catching three fish on a Blob
Sorry a Yellow Owl. 🙂
As we move through April and into May the Dry fly and Buzzer fishing can only get better.
See you on the Loch.
Robbie Bell. Resident Guide and Instructor.