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 […]

The Instant Age

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We don’t really have to wait for anything these days. 24 hour News and Weather Forecasts. Salads in the Winter and internet shopping around the clock. Cash machines dispense money 24 hours a day. Many rivers are open throughout the year as if it is not the Trout it is Grayling and of course the […]

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 […]

Fair Weather Fishermen ?

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I don’t understand them…………………………. Well I suppose we are all different but I still don’t understand! I firmly believe that apart from a few odd days we don’t have bad weather in this country Just inappropriate clothing. I mean it is not like the Rockies where it might be minus thirty and a blizzard or […]

Coldingham Blog 8

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I would take 89 now. I wouldn’t say that when I was 88 though………………………. 🙂 However to be still fishing and catching at 89 is something we all hope for. Bob Dalgleish was my regular boat partner up until he was 84 when 5 years ago he moved away. With his wife Nan being the […]

Letters From Britain #1 with Robbie Bell

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Good Morning, I have not been fishing since yesterday… Loch Style Competitions are finished for the season but some venues are open until the end of November. So I spent the day on Coldingham Loch with my friend Mark Howard. I picked Mark up at his house just outside my hometown of Berwick on Tweed […]