Decisions, Decisions, Decision…………

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…………………….??? As in Life Fly Fishing is all about these. The first one is do you go or not? You should! But………… Well the first decision may well concern the weather. What does the Met Office have in store for us? I would suggest unless there is a specific warning and you live […]

Balance

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Balance. We all need this. Well for a start it stops us falling down! Now if you read the last Coldingham Loch Report you will know I have just had a weeks river fishing in the Czech Republic.  I had a great trip but it did bring up a couple of balance issues. The first […]

Another Season Finishes.

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Another Season Finishes on Coldingham Loch. One more, one less! I used to keep a fishing diary but not anymore unfortunately. So if I was to say which has been the best month this year it will be just a guess. However November has to be there or thereabouts. Myself and a few other anglers […]

To Barb or not to Barb?

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To Barb or not to Barb? For me that used to be the question. Nowadays I only ever fish the Loch with Barbless Flies. These are almost all Flies that are tied on specific Barbless Hooks and not de-barbed Hooks. Very, very occasionally if I cannot find a specific fly on barbless hooks I will […]

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 […]

Better to be Lucky than Good?

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I often say to Clients and other Anglers “There is no such thing as Luck in Fly Fishing.” Well that is not in the strictest sense true. You can of course get a bit lucky by hooking a good fish and then having the skills to land it. Most of us will have had the […]

Start River Fishing

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I am a member of the Ellem Fishing Club which is the Oldest Fishing Club in the World. Our Club was founded in 1828 and we have an Annual River Fishing Day. In recent years Stillwater Outings have come to dominate the Club with 6 of them and still only the one River Day. Recently […]

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 […]

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 […]