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 […]

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 […]

Beginners Luck?

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Last week I had the pleasure of instructing Frankie Allan in his first venture into fly Fishing on Coldingham Loch. Frankie had done some sea fishing before but the world of flies and lines and leaders was a mystery to him. We started off with a discussion on tackle and I explained the AFTMA system […]

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 […]

Anchoring at the Loch

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This is not as simple as it may first appear. This article however is my personal opinion and you may wish to check with Gareth and Carmel to see if their advice is different. At all times when dealing with Boats and their Equipment Safety must be the Number One Priority. Be careful at all […]

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 […]

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 […]