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 […]

Youths Day

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So I thought I will volunteer to organise a Youth Day. I will do some Theory and Coaching in the morning and we will fish in the afternoon with a little competition thrown in to spice things up. Most sports, clubs and other activities are struggling to attract a new generation these days so instead […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Different Waters

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Coldingham Loch is not the only place I fish. I often fish for Trout and Grayling on Rivers as well as visiting other Stillwaters both large and small. These different still waters often need different tactics.  It seems to me that at least a few anglers think if something worked last week on another water […]

Angles.

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Angles. Angling? I have not researched this but somewhere in the back of my mind I recall the word angling is derived from “Fishing with and Angle” This goes back to pre history when “hooks” or as they were known “Angles” were made from bone. Obviously a bone with a built in angle. 🙂 I […]