Coldingham Blog 1

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So it was my fourth outing of the season at Coldingham Loch.


Weather wise it was the best so far with lighter wind and a bit of heat in the sun when it came out.


I was just going to have a day by myself but I bumped in to one of my clients Peter who I had given some instruction to a couple of years ago and asked him to join me. He could only fish the morning so we just arranged to meet at the Loch as I cannot just fish mornings……..:-)

There was fish rising everywhere so we both went out on dries.

An hour and a half later we both had not even had an inspection despite covering quite a lot of fish with many changes of flies.

So I took of my whole cast, dropped down to  0.18mm Rio Co-Polymer and two size 19 F Flies 10 feet apart.


First cast a nice overwintered Rainbow about 2 Lbs.

By lunchtime I had five fish in the net and safely returned to the water.

My sandwich definitely tasted better than I thought it would earlier in the day.

Peter also managed a couple of fish on a small suspender buzzer.

I tried some shuttlecock buzzers but it was only when i changed to a small black one did I get instant action with a fish as soon as it hit the water.

After that it was steady afternoon with plenty of offers and inspections and a few fish hooked an lost.

My final tally was 12 fish netted and a splendid day out had.

Gareth joined me for the last hour and succeeded in catching three fish on a Blob

Sorry a Yellow Owl.  🙂

As we move through April and into May the Dry fly and Buzzer fishing can only get better.


See you on the Loch.

Robbie Bell.    Resident Instructor.