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 […]

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 […]

The Watch Reservoir

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This fishery has had a few different people running it over the last few years. Results could be said to have been mixed. 🙂 However this season things have changed. The Fishery has been taken over by volunteers from the Kelso and the St. Boswells Angling Associations. I have had four visits so far this […]

The Watch Reservoir

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Under New Management. This reservoir and its fishing has been taken over by the volunteers of two local Angling Clubs. The Kelso and the St. Boswell Angling Associations. Well Done to them. Now I was hearing good reports of the fishing and some of them from my good friend Bob Cockburn so I asked him […]

Masterclass

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I have recently returned from a visit to the Czech Republic. Myself and Ian Whyte stayed in the Hotel Annin which is owned by keen fly fisherman Patrick Jedlicka. The reason for us travelling there was to attend a Masterclass organised by Lubos Roza. If you have not heard of Lubos perhaps you should. He […]

Times Change.

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A little while ago an angler up at the Loch noted in the returns book that he had had a hard day. He only had five fish! Now I am old enough to remember when two in a day was just about considered greedy. My recent visits to Coldingham have resulted in 7 fish last […]

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 […]

Squeaked In

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  Jim Tucks Winter League is fished at a number of venues throughout the North of England and Southern Scotland. It is a friendly Bank Fly Fishing Competition run on small waters in the region. Details of heats can be found here: http://www.ukgameangler.com/t1726-festive-fun-comp-2014-15 It is a relaxed competition fished with only two Barbless Hooks and all […]

It is like Snooker.

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I read somewhere that no two games are ever the same. Well it is the same as Fly Fishing. I had been up to the Loch on Sunday and even with a busy day I had a shed load of fish as well as half a shed lost in play and at least a greenhouse […]