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To this day, I remember the wise words of my grannie “never let a day go by without learning something”.
At the time she said it the pace of life and the pace of change was much slower and it was to keep abreast of things.
Nowadays, such is the speed of change that no matter how hard you try to absorb and learn things it is difficult, especially for us more mature people, to keep up with change and the patoir which goes along with it. A good example would be the question ‘are you a member of the twitterati?’ ‘have you been a victim of photobombing?’ or ‘have you tried a bit of twerking?’.
All new words from the Oxford English Dictionary and indicative of the changes which we are experiencing, angling is no different.
We now have nano technology where once we had split cane, breathable jackets where once we had oilskins and now we have hotty dancers, poledancers and coral dancers in addition to squirmy worms….. nothing stays the same.
During the past week at Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum, Ronnie Ewen used a team of cormorants and his own unique tweeking retrieve to record bags of twenty-four and twenty on two visits.
Lenny Davidson also used cormorants to net ten while buzzers were the choice of Dave Wright who caught and released thirteen. Other anglers getting into double figures included William Downie with ten on blobs, Roy Anderson ten on diawl bachs and cormorants and G. Alexander eleven using a mix of buzzers and nymphs. Dries had success at times. S. Inglis had eight as did C. McLean and the experienced Harry Hughes, twelve using hoppers and CDC shuttlecocks.
At the time of writing it is decidedly colder which the fish like, the anglers less so…