Catching More Fish.

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I don’t suppose there are many of us who would want to catch less fish……………….. Of course there are some days when you get it really right. Then after a good few fish you might take a break for a coffee or perhaps to change lines and method but usually if you have nothing in […]

Different ends of the Boat.

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“Catching remains somewhat hit and miss with two rods fishing exactly the same tactics, on the same day, from the same boat, producing totally different outcomes  ……… but hasn’t that nearly always been the case?” Above is a quote from the last Coldingham Loch Report by Carmel and Gareth and this got me thinking? “exactly […]

Buzzers Buzzers Buzzers

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I have fished the Loch on the last two Fridays. The first one was with my friend Gary Hall. Gary has been fishing for a most of his 27 years but without much input from successful anglers he has been a bit limited and patchy in his techniques and success. He has recently significantly upgraded […]

A Tale of Two Days.

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Well I am now firmly back from Colorado where I had a fantastic time with some old and some new friends. The Canadian Youths who I was coaching at the World Championships were a fantastic bunch of young men. Respectful, Polite, Keen and Dedicated. They were also all very good Fly Fishermen who would really […]

A Full On Week.

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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 […]

Third Thursday in May.

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I am a very proud member of the Ellem Fishing Club. The oldest Fishing Club in the World. So last Thursday was our Annual Competition. This is held on the third Thursday in May on the River Whiteadder and by special dispensation from the Berwick and Duns Angling Associations we are allowed to keep four […]

Good Angling Bad Angling

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My mate Bob Cockburn keeps a Fishing Diary He is an excellent Angler and catches over 600 fish a year and averages over 10 fish a day on Coldingham. I probably fish as much as him and I like to think I can keep up. Now last week I was on the Loch for my […]

Best of Both Worlds

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The Loch is one of those rare places. Well of course some of that is obvious. It is a natural beauty spot and the water is gin clear. It is also quiet and relaxed with a great selection of wildlife but that is not what I mean. I am thinking of its size. At 22 […]

Billy

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Often controversial is Billy.    Billy the Bung that is. An indicator to some and a float to others. Discussions on forums are numerous and occasionally heated. There is no doubt that many people like it and just as many do not and possibly the majority are ambivalent whether they or anyone else uses one or […]

Social Angling

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Well in the UK at least the most social form of Angling is probably Sea Angling from a boat. Smallish boats around 30 feet are chartered for the day and usually eight, ten or a maximum of twelve anglers go out for a trip of around six hours. All fully licensed and insured. Of course […]