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 […]