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 […]

The Russians are Coming!

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I arrived at the Loch around 08.30 and after setting up my rods and the boat I was having the customary Brew with Gareth and Carmel and a few other anglers when Carmel’s phone went. It’s for you she said. Oh Oh! A sinking feeling as I have never had that happen before. However it […]

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 […]