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Title: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on November 28, 2008, 11:10:46 AM
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo froze last night ( pity cause it was fishing well yesterday :z6 ) and the current temperature in the area is 0.5 degrees, with no wind ....... so the ice is actually getting worse today rather than clearing :cry

Unless there is a major change in the weather, it is unlikely that the fishery will be open this weekend :oops

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Paul Rankine on November 28, 2008, 12:56:53 PM
Hi Mike,
           That's a bummer . Well , I,m still not going Christmas shopping . I,m not !! 
Let's know .  :roll
Paul.
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Rob Brownfield on November 28, 2008, 16:40:44 PM
Big minus numbers all weekend :( Thats curtailed my fishing..grrrrrr
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Andy Wren on November 28, 2008, 19:02:21 PM
Time to run a chalk stream though it  :z12
Will be out on sunday on "my" bit of the Kennet , 10 fishers  kelly kettle tea , a big sirloin sandwich of the BBQ around 1pm with a few cheeky reds :z18 ,and the river will flow clear even with huge frosts  :z16
Dont get too cold !
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Peter McCallum on November 28, 2008, 19:30:39 PM
Time to run a chalk stream though it  :z12
Will be out on sunday on "my" bit of the Kennet , 10 fishers  kelly kettle tea , a big sirloin sandwich of the BBQ around 1pm with a few cheeky reds :z18 ,and the river will flow clear even with huge frosts  :z16
Dont get too cold !

Ok rub it in why don't you!! :grin :z4
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Goolager on November 28, 2008, 20:28:21 PM
I'll be on the Isla tomorrow with a flask of Horlicks, hard loafed cheese sandwiches and a few cheeky scotch eggs :z7
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jim Eddie on November 28, 2008, 20:46:32 PM
Let us know how you get on Iain, is it the strathmore water you fish ?  I enjoyed the Earn despite the cold and lack of sucess (it beats a day in the office) but its a 250 mile round trip from Peterhead so its 4 hours driving 4 hours fishing , the Isla is not so far.

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Goolager on November 28, 2008, 20:54:24 PM
Will do Jim,

and the camera will be at hand just in case a ........I'm not going to jinx myself....fish appears!

Iain
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on November 30, 2008, 11:20:38 AM
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo is still very much frozen :z6 and temps throughout the week are going to continue to be low. Looks like there is a possibility of a bit of snow tomorrow and maybe quite a bit on Tuesday too.

Hmmm ..... could be a few days before I can open the fishery again :z3

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 01, 2008, 14:18:52 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Temperatures fairly improved throughout the night, but the loch was still frozen this morning. I will come back with another update tomorrow :wink

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Paul Rankine on December 01, 2008, 17:11:57 PM
Thanks for that Mike . Maybe you should have an ice alert icon on the site !!
Paul.
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 03, 2008, 15:04:31 PM
Haddo Trout Fishery ... 3/12/08

Hi folks :cool:

Here is today's update ........ photos taken just after midday

(http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/z031208a.jpg)

(http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/z031208b.jpg)

(http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/z031208c.jpg)

(http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/z031208d.jpg)

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Catman on December 03, 2008, 15:15:04 PM
Haddo Trout Fishery ... 3/12/08

Hi folks :cool:

Here is today's update ........ photos taken just after midday

Best wishes
Mike Barrio

Mike

Recon you  need to plan a "Bring a bit of wood" party at the hut otherwise I will have nothing to do this weekend. :z4  :z4  :z4

Alex
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Ben_D on December 03, 2008, 19:44:08 PM
That looks cold  :shock  I would put money on the hut still being warmer than my cottage though

Ben
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Catman on December 03, 2008, 20:16:12 PM
That looks cold  :shock  I would put money on the hut still being warmer than my cottage though

Ben

Dunno Ben

Just come past there on my way home & between Oldmeldrum & Turriff varied from -6c & -8.5C.  :shock  :shock

Alex
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: j doyle on December 03, 2008, 20:20:38 PM
Really Mike!!  what sort of customer care is this?  you could have swum around Haddo to ensure it was ice free!!   I dont now what the fishing world is coming to lol :grin :grin :z7
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jim Eddie on December 03, 2008, 20:25:51 PM
So a boat on Saturday is out of the question then  :z4 Looks like it will be Christmas shopping and putting the tree up for me  :cry

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 03, 2008, 20:28:34 PM
Hi Jim .... fooled you! :z7

This is plan number 274 and it works ...... the cormorants can't get my fish now :z4  :z4  :z4

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 03, 2008, 20:31:39 PM
Oh nooo ..... two Jims :shock

Yes, not looking good for Saturday, the ice is slowly getting thicker and it looks like we are in for a few rather cool nights too :z6

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 03, 2008, 20:44:25 PM
Just come past there on my way home & between Oldmeldrum & Turriff varied from -6c & -8.5C.  :shock  :shock

Alex

Hi Alex

I thought it was going to come down to something like that tonight ...... :z3

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 05, 2008, 13:11:43 PM
Hi folks :cool:

All the snow is disappearing nicely, but the temperature at Haddo is still pretty low and I didn't take the water temperature because it is still frozen :z4 ..... being so sheltered is not always an advantage.

The ice is somewhere between 1.5 and 2 inches thick this morning, so it will take a while to clear yet :z6

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 07, 2008, 11:55:31 AM
Hi folks :cool:

Air temps are up to about 4 degrees this morning ( according to my car ) and the ice melt, although slow, is coming along nicely. Haddo is still 100% frozen, but the ice is thinner today and is just over an inch thick. Looking good for about Tuesday ....... hopefully :wink

Drove past Lochter on the way over ...... there were 5 anglers fishing the "troot" loch, which appeared to be clear and the loch on the car park side of the road looked to be about 50% clear of ice.

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 08, 2008, 21:52:05 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo was still totally frozen today I'm afraid :z6

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Catman on December 09, 2008, 07:15:52 AM
Mike

Still pretty cold coming through Oldmeldrum this morning, at 6am it fluctuating between 0C & 1C so guess the loch will not be thawing out in a hurry. :cry  :cry  :cry

We need to get a shivering Smilie.  :wink

Alex
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Catman on December 11, 2008, 10:07:34 AM
Hi Mike

Very cold coming through Oldmeldrum this morning, at 6:15am it was fluctuating between -1.5C & -2C so guess the loch will now be getting thicker especially after all the rain,  :cry  :cry  :cry a lot of black ice on the road this morning.

Alex
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 11, 2008, 13:06:45 PM
Yes ..... Haddo is still frozen I'm afraid Alex :z3

Best wishes
Mike

Edit = ..... Inverurie is sitting at -2 at 6.30 tonight already :shock
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: sightbob on December 11, 2008, 20:56:33 PM
that's a nice holiday you're having mike :z4 :z4

perk of the job.  :z3

 :z18
brian
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Paul Rankine on December 12, 2008, 20:25:06 PM
Hi Mike,
           How's it looking for the weekend ?
Peeing down here in Ellon tonight .

Paul.
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 12, 2008, 20:45:35 PM
Hi Paul

Spent most of the day over at the loch today, bailing out boats etc etc.

Ice was still about an inch+ thick, but it was a bit milder today. I am going over again tomorrow and am hoping that I might be able to go out and smash it up ...... as long as it stays nice and mild tonight to help thin the ice a wee bit more :wink

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 13, 2008, 12:58:58 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Just back from Haddo, the ice is thinning out nicely in this rain and milder temps, so I will try to open tomorrow :wink

The loch often fishes well after a spell of ice ..... so fingers crossed :z16

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Dave Mundie on December 14, 2008, 01:45:07 AM
Just home from a gig and its still p*****g it down temp has dropped to 3c so hope it dont hinder the big ice melt as i might get a chance to come along.

Dave
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 14, 2008, 21:02:58 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Was a bit wet in the morning, but turned out a nice day :cool: Haddo is now more or less ice free and the fish were rising quite a lot for the time of year ...... almost all day in fact.

Just two anglers came along to try their luck today ..... Alex "catman" tempted 13 fish up to 8 lb and "dave23" netted 4 fish up to 5 lb.

No bookings tomorrow, but the fishery is open :wink

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 16, 2008, 21:38:21 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Water was great today, I have a couple of bookings for tomorrow and Thursday and it is looking a tad milder for the weekend ....... all of which is good news :wink

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 26, 2008, 13:58:40 PM
Haddo Trout Fishery (Friday 26th)

Quite a bit of ice on the water today, but nice and thin :z6

Saturday: (Fully booked) should be OK for Saturday, as long as we don't get a frost tonight I will be able to break up the ice reasonably quickly in the morning.

Sunday: ( one boat available ) Should be OK for Sunday, but will update on Saturday evening as conditions will obviously depend on what happens between now and then.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 27, 2008, 17:47:04 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Yes, the ice was very thin at Haddo this morning and I cleared it in no time at all. By the time we packed up this afternoon the loch was totally clear.

Should fish well tomorrow as the fish were rising this afternoon once things warmed up a bit.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 02, 2009, 11:14:50 AM
Hi folks :cool:

A pretty cool start to 2009 this morning, with my car registering minus 3 to minus 5 on the way to work. Another early morning type frost, as it was fairly mild last night and certainly not that nippy when I got up.

Haddo is frozen over this morning, it is not what I would call thick ice, but it is totally covered :z6

I have a good few bookings for this weekend and looking at the loch ...... I would guess that there might be a slight possibility of me being able to open tomorrow, but this will very much depend on today's temperatures and of course whether or not we get more frost tonight :roll I certainly would not recommend coming if you are travelling any distance :z17

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 03, 2009, 10:29:14 AM
Hi folks :cool:

Another cold night and the ice was much thicker this morning. Haddo is frozen and the fishery is closed today. Looking at conditions, I guess tomorrow will be the same story :z6

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Andy Wren on January 04, 2009, 10:29:42 AM
Mike if this freeze goes on you could open as an Ice rink ,its even fressing on the margins of the Chalk streams !

Happy new year to you all from a sub zero London !
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 06, 2009, 13:40:55 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo is still frozen this morning, looking about 1.5 to 2 inches thick and not quite thick enough to be walking around on :wink

It was thawing nicely and had a few puddles on top as the morning pregressed, so if we don't get any more frost I would think there will be a chance of breaking it up the day after tomorrow ...... or it might even be sorting itself out by then. But no fishing tomorrow I'm afraid :z3

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Delgatie ICE
Post by: Jonathan on January 07, 2009, 18:10:43 PM
Hi all.

Just to let you all know that Delgatie is half frozen. You can still fish at the top end on the boat, jettie and a bit of the bank and also near the fish ladder.
It is slowly melting away.

Best Regards
Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: bigtroot on January 08, 2009, 15:21:58 PM
Hows the Ice Mike?
Fishable tomorrow you reckon?
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 08, 2009, 16:08:49 PM
Hows the Ice Mike?
Fishable tomorrow you reckon?

Hi Baz :z16

The loch was thawing nicely yesterday, but last night's frost has put us right back where we started. The ice is quite thick again and will need a couple of mild days before I can think about trying to clear it.

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Delgatie ICE
Post by: Jonathan on January 08, 2009, 17:25:36 PM
Hi all

Not much of a difference, same as yesterday.

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 09, 2009, 16:27:28 PM
Yes, Haddo is still very much frozen today I'm afraid :z6

So, no fishing tomorrow Saturday and I feel there is unlikely to be any change on Sunday, as the darkness is drawing in just now and it looks like clear skies again tonight.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Sandy Nelson on January 09, 2009, 19:02:37 PM
Just took Daniel out to Football and the car was frozen, temp gauge reading minus 2 and the stars look real pretty :z10

Sandy
Title: Re: Delgatie ICE
Post by: Jonathan on January 09, 2009, 19:04:03 PM
Hi all

We are still frozen over today. I cant see much of a change for tomorrow.
I think Sunday should be the better day as air temperatures are suppose to rise to 10 c and with SSW wind.
It should help shift this ice.

Jonathan
Title: Re: Delgatie ICE
Post by: Jonathan on January 11, 2009, 16:18:34 PM
Hi all

We are ice free now

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 11, 2009, 16:29:26 PM
Hi folks :cool:

I'm not long back from Haddo and things are looking up, still a fair bit of ice about, but it is much thinner and there was some open water with a ripple on it :wink

The "ripple" passed the "plop" test with a small stone ..... all very technical :z4

It might clear tonight, but if not, it shouldn't take me long to get it fishing tomorrow morning. One angler is coming along already ...... so let's hope we can catch some fish :z3

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: bigtroot on January 11, 2009, 16:42:19 PM
I think myself and Mr Doyle will come and up and Poach your water tomorrow  :z16
Are we best to call before we come up or do you think the ice will be away?
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 11, 2009, 16:50:46 PM
Hi Baz :z16

You're asking me to guess :oops ...... hmmm, it might not be gone, but I'll gently persuade it to move tomorrow morning if it hasn't :z4

Not sure how it will fish? Sometimes very well after a long ice spell, but there again it can sometimes take a couple of days to pick up :wink

If we get more frost tonight, I'll post something here in the morning to warn you. If not ...... yes, come up and we'll see if we can't winkle out a few :z3

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Sandy Nelson on January 11, 2009, 19:44:32 PM
Well its 12 degrees, blowing a gale and pissing down here at the moment, so i looks pretty good for tomorrow :z16

Sandy
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: bigtroot on January 11, 2009, 19:51:45 PM
Much the same as today then  :z4 We spent the whole day getting blown aboot on Golden loch, never stopped raining all day!
just hope my stuff is dry for tomorrow  :shock
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 11, 2009, 20:19:58 PM
Warm and windy in Inverurie tonight and no rain today :z7

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: bigtroot on January 11, 2009, 20:21:52 PM
Good stuff, should be there for 9   :z16
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 11, 2009, 20:23:29 PM
Good stuff, should be there for 9   :z16

I open at 9.30 Baz ...... see you then :z4
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 12, 2009, 17:04:04 PM
A wee bit of ice about this morning, but the loch fished OK and there was room for 3 to 4 boats.

So, Haddo is open ...... until the next frosts folks :z12

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 14, 2009, 23:54:33 PM
Well I did say "until the next frosts folks" :z13

Haddo was frozen again this morning, not as thick as it was last week, but a good hard covering :z6

I guess this is going to come and go at the moment :z6

Feels a bit milder tonight and it's raining ..... Fingers crossed for tomorrow :z3

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 15, 2009, 22:02:17 PM
Haddo was clear of ice today ...... Thursday :z16

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Derek McLaren on January 15, 2009, 22:03:09 PM
Bummer a day too late  :cry  :cry
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 16, 2009, 20:24:44 PM
Fine again today folks :z16

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: luckyshot66 on January 16, 2009, 20:38:08 PM
Fine again today folks :z16

Cheers
Mike

Myself and Martyn are hoping to get a day next weekend  :z16
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Derek McLaren on January 16, 2009, 20:39:38 PM
Fine again today folks :z16

Cheers
Mike

was anybody out today catching the troots i should have been catching  :wink  :wink
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 16, 2009, 21:52:48 PM
Hi Derek :z16

Today was very much a case of folk enjoying a good blether by the stove and cups of coffee :wink

But Alex went out for a wee while and tempted some nice fish on his new damsel patterns. If I remember correctly, I think he had a trout of about 8 lb-ish and some blues :cool:

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Sandy Nelson on January 16, 2009, 22:02:43 PM
I reckon its time for a new post :z7

ice is good for martini, shit for fishing.

As fishing is now on the menu lets get back to flies :z18

Sandy
Title: Re: Delgatie ICE
Post by: Jonathan on January 20, 2009, 10:17:04 AM
Hi all.

We are frozen over today. Temperature this morning -4c. The ice is thin but no wind to help shift it.
The forecast is for wind but it is still still just no movement at all.
Will give you an update tonight.

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 20, 2009, 14:15:30 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Last night's frost froze the loch at Haddo again I'm afraid :z6

I will post something here as soon as I can open for fishing :z3

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
Title: Re: Delgatie ICE
Post by: Jonathan on January 20, 2009, 16:41:39 PM
Hi all

Still the same frozen up im afraid
Will let yous know once we are free of ice again

Jonathan 
Title: Re: Delgatie ICE
Post by: Jonathan on January 21, 2009, 10:23:19 AM
Hi all

Just back from fishery not looking good for today.
Ice is melting slowly though
Should be fine for tomorrow
Will update tonight

Jonathan

Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on January 21, 2009, 19:40:50 PM
Hi all

A bit of an improvement today,but no much
Will let you know when we are clear

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 21, 2009, 19:43:11 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo is still totally frozen over this afternoon too.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 22, 2009, 13:08:23 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo is thawing out nicely today ..... and all going well ( no frost tonight :roll ) I should be able to open for fishing tomorrow Friday, as the ice has cleared this afternoon.

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on January 22, 2009, 18:20:02 PM
Hi all.

Just to let you all know that we are free of ice.

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 23, 2009, 10:46:28 AM
Hmmm, no ice whatsoever at Haddo at 4pm yesterday and it is totally frozen over again at 9.30 this morning ...... this is not turning out to be a good winter for fishing :roll

If we get a milder night tonight, I might be able to break it up and open tomorrow ..... if we get more frost tonight, I think I'll be closed for the weekend I'm afraid :z6

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Dave Mundie on January 23, 2009, 16:01:15 PM
At least the fish will be well rested and ready to grab anything when you open  :z15

Dave
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 23, 2009, 16:20:10 PM
At least the fish will be well rested and ready to grab anything when you open  :z15

Dave

Hi Dave

"well rested" - Yes

"ready to grab anything" -  :z4  :z4  :z4

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Dave Mundie on January 23, 2009, 16:26:14 PM
Well you can always live and hope, you gotta look on the bright side. :z4

Dave
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 23, 2009, 16:33:28 PM
Well you can always live and hope, you gotta look on the bright side. :z4

Dave

Oh no! You've got me started ........ Always look on the bright side of life .. de dum, de dum, de dum de dum :z6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ

Cheers
Mike

Edit = Sorry Dave, your next reply just had to go :oops in the interests of everybody's sanity :wink
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on January 24, 2009, 09:14:16 AM
Hi all

Just to let you all know that we are frozen over.
Will update once we are ice free.

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 24, 2009, 10:41:26 AM
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo is frozen solid this morning too. This is not going to clear today and the forecast is for more of the same tonight, if not colder ........ so no fishing at Haddo this weekend I'm afraid :z6

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Dave Mundie on January 24, 2009, 12:55:01 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo is frozen solid this morning too. This is not going to clear today and the forecast is for more of the same tonight, if not colder ........ so no fishing at Haddo this weekend I'm afraid :z6

Best wishes
Mike

Look at the time you've got to concentrate on your other projects though, with every down side there's always an up side  :wink

Dave
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 24, 2009, 13:25:28 PM
Look at the time you've got to concentrate on your other projects though, with every down side there's always an up side  :wink

Dave

That's what I've been doing Dave :wink

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on January 24, 2009, 17:31:19 PM
Hi all

A lovely day today it was at Delgatie. Sun was out and a high of 3c.
Not looking good for tomorrow im afraid.
Will update in the morning

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 25, 2009, 09:42:01 AM
Morning folks :cool:

There is an inch of water on top of the ice at Haddo this morning, but the ice is still solid ..... so no fishing today I'm afraid.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on January 25, 2009, 11:05:38 AM
Hi

Same for Delgatie.
Weather at moment is wind and rain with a high of 2c. hopefully this will help melt the ice.

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on January 26, 2009, 10:03:23 AM
Hi

No improvement at all still frozen.
Its not getting a chance to thaw out at all.

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 26, 2009, 13:12:10 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Same at Haddo this morning, a good skin of ice covering the loch.

I did see a few anglers fishing one of the lochs at Lochter on the way home, so they have some fishable water today.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on January 27, 2009, 18:07:58 PM
Hi

With the help of a few fishers. We started to break up the ice. A good inch in some places.
It has started to thaw out and move with the flow of water which is helping a bit.
If the frost stays away tonight i think we have a good chance to fish tomorrow.
Please call before travelling

Below are few pictures i took just before coming home today

Jonathan


(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii239/Delgatie/P1270294.jpg)


(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii239/Delgatie/P1270293.jpg)



(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii239/Delgatie/P1270292.jpg)
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 28, 2009, 12:27:13 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo is frozen solid again this morning and when I came away just before midday ..... the temperature at the loch was still sitting at zero :shock

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on January 28, 2009, 17:30:52 PM
Hi all

We had a very hard frost this morning -4 at 08:00 hrs this morning
We are frozen solid.
The pictures below. The disco fish. It jumped out of the water and landed on the ice.
For how long i dont know. Their was a bit of life in it.
Craig Stephen and myself went to the rescue waders on ets
Managed to get the fish. It had a glow in the dark bangle around its body and very tight on its stomach.
Unfortunately we never managed to revive the fish.
It could of only went through the head
Its sad to see this.

Jonathan


(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii239/Delgatie/P1280295.jpg)



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Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: bigtroot on January 29, 2009, 13:55:29 PM
Hows Haddo today Mike?
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 29, 2009, 14:15:33 PM
Hows Haddo today Mike?

Hi Baz

Still frozen I'm afraid, about an inch thick around the boats and a bit thinner in the middle, with a couple of wee holes starting to appear above the springs.

If it stays as mild as this tonight, I might possibly be able to break it up tomorrow :z8

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on January 29, 2009, 16:32:31 PM
Hi all

We are 3/4 and over ice free as of 15:00 Hrs today.
We can only hope that it is a frost free night.

Jonathan 
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: GARYBOY on January 29, 2009, 18:37:50 PM
HOPE IT STAYS CLEAR FOR WEEKEND  :z16 :z16 HAVNT GOT TO DELGATIE THIS YEAR YET DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO ON A SUNDAY :z8 :z8
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jim Eddie on January 29, 2009, 19:14:09 PM
Gary

There's a wee key on your keyboard called Caps Lock , just give a tap mate  :wink Its consided bad form to type in upper case on tinternet. It equates to shouting  :wink

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on January 30, 2009, 14:26:45 PM
Hi all

We are totally ice free.
lets hope it stays like this

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 30, 2009, 18:29:17 PM
Hi folks :cool:

There was still a wee bit of ice about at Haddo this morning, but this was quickly cleared ..... and we had a cracking day :z16

At last ........ we can fish! :wink

Jim Doyle netted 25 fish up to 10+ lb for his session today, "bigtroot" Baz had 23 up to 4 lb, Jim Adie 17 up to 7 lb and Sandy Reid tempted 8 fish up to 3 lb. "catman" Alex waited for a text to say the water was fishable, then came along at midday and caught 20 fish up to 10 lb in three hours :z15  :z15  :z15

Best wishes
Mike

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PS: Haddo is pretty much booked up tomorrow Saturday, but I have a couple of boats available on Sunday.
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: clark on January 30, 2009, 19:58:41 PM
how was the wind at haddo today mike ????? It was absolutely howlin in the bridge of don  :z4 :z4 :z4
clark
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 30, 2009, 20:39:12 PM
Swirling about a bit "clark", but fine for fishing and just what we have been needing to clear the water. The wind was possibly helping to provide some food too, as the fish seemed quite lively today.

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: GARYBOY on January 31, 2009, 16:04:32 PM
sorry didnt know  :z8 think this is great site as i am fairly new to this fly fishing  would love to try Haddo but cant swim and not too sure about boats  :z4 :z4 :z4
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jim Eddie on January 31, 2009, 19:53:51 PM
Gary

Mike has floatation jackets so you will be safe enough. Get yourself over to  Haddo and have a chat with Mike he will keep you right , I,m sure he could pair you up in a boat with a more experienced angler.

 :z18

Jim 
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: NEPTUNE on February 01, 2009, 22:03:26 PM
HI MIKE ,
           was hoping to pay you a visit some time in the coming week subject to weather !!!! :cool:I presume that you will  keep us all informed??
                                                            HUGH
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 01, 2009, 22:19:55 PM
Hi Hugh :cool:

Yes, I'll keep you up to date as the week goes :z3

The loch was clear and fishing today, so if the snow they are forecasting doesn't come tonight, I will be going over in the morning as usual.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 02, 2009, 16:42:58 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Nice ripple on the water at Haddo today and air temps hovered around the 2 degrees mark, so I was thinking it should be fine for fishing tomorrow. But suddenly, at about 3pm, it went to 1.5, then 1, then 0.5, then 0 and when I came away at about 3.20pm ...... it was minus one :z6

Roads were fine on the way home for a while, bit wet, bit white, bit wet ........ and then all of a sudden everything froze and the last straight in to Inverurie was one long sheet of ice and resembled something like a destruction derby, there were cars everywhere and lots of bits of cars! :shock

So, I'm still hoping to be able to open again tomorrow, but I guess that will depend on what happens between now and then :wink

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Sandy Nelson on February 02, 2009, 20:16:45 PM
Its my first day off tomorrow, so i would guess it'll be solid :z6
 
:cry :cry :cry :cry :cry

Sandy

Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Catman on February 02, 2009, 21:37:07 PM
Its my first day off tomorrow, so i would guess it'll be solid :z6
 
:cry :cry :cry :cry :cry

Sandy



With Icing Sugar !!! on the top by the looks of things tonight !!! :mad

Alex
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 02, 2009, 21:44:32 PM
With Icing Sugar !!! on the top by the looks of things tonight !!! :mad

Alex

Nah, we might get lucky, it is still windy out there ...... I'm going over in the morning as long as the roads ain't too bad :wink

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: bigtroot on February 02, 2009, 21:54:46 PM
Dont they photos just look magic Sandy  :z4 Back to ice tomorrow no doubt  :z6
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Sandy Nelson on February 02, 2009, 22:08:05 PM
I want a smiley with two fingers sticking up  :!
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 03, 2009, 20:07:30 PM
Haddo fished well again today and was ice free.

I'll be open as usual tomorrow, but please let me know via PM or text if you are coming fishing, as I might not hang about for long if there are no bookings.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 04, 2009, 23:39:33 PM
Should be able to open at Haddo tomorrow (I think) let's see what the conditions are like in the morning :wink

Once again, please PM me on here, or send a text if you are thinking of fishing.

Just been looking at the forecast and it looks like tomorrow will possibly be the best conditions we are likely to get over the next 4 to 5 days :z6

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on February 05, 2009, 09:53:11 AM
Hi all

We have a good 10 cm of snow at Delgatie and it is still snowing down hard. The roads outside of Delgatie is bad as well.
So we will be closed today im afraid.

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 05, 2009, 10:33:47 AM
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo is also closed today due to snow :z3

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Tam on February 05, 2009, 18:20:12 PM
Hope there is a thaw on, hoping to fish Haddo on Monday  :z8
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on February 06, 2009, 10:06:22 AM
Hi

Delgatie is closed today im afraid.
We had a hard frost through the night. It was -2 c this morning at 09:00hrs

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 06, 2009, 10:14:51 AM
Hi folks :cool:

I haven't even gone over to have a look at Haddo today yet :oops Quite a hard frost here last night too and it has just started to snow again :z6

Don't fancy our chances for Monday Tam, it looks like this could go on for days yet and the temps might be falling further according to the forecast.

Interesting watching all the webcams, not much snow or ice on the coast, but fairly nippier as you come inland.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on February 06, 2009, 19:12:53 PM
Hi

Due to poor weather forecast. Delgatie will be closed tomorrow im afraid.

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on February 07, 2009, 13:58:51 PM
Hi all

With a few days break from the weather weve been getting.
We have had a few anglers
B. Grey fishing with cormorant and bloodworm caught 2 Rainbow and 1 Blue total weight 7 lb 1 oz and returned 6 fish up to 4 lb.
G. Burton fishing with bloodworm caught 2 Rainbow and 1 Blue total weight 7 lb 14 oz and returned 2 fish up to 3 lb.
N. Thomson fishing with bloodworm returned 4 fish up to 4 lb.
I. Murdoch fishing with various lures caught 2 fish total weight 5 lb 5 oz
G. Murdoch fishing with bloodworm caught 2 fish total weight 4 lb 13 oz
D. Reid fishing with buzzer caught 2 fish total weight 7 lb 5oz and returned 1 fish of 3 lb

Will update later on regarding the weather

Jonathan 

 
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on February 07, 2009, 19:01:00 PM
Hi

Forecast is looking good, but cold for tomorrow.
I will be down at Delgatie at 09:00 Hrs to open

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Tam on February 07, 2009, 20:39:12 PM
How is the haddo area looking today
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jim Eddie on February 07, 2009, 22:39:56 PM
Like a winter wonderland Tam , hope the weather changes for you before Monday , but I doubt it.

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 08, 2009, 13:19:07 PM
Yes, sorry Tam ...... Haddo would make a lovely Christmas card just now, but there is no chance of the fishery being open tomorrow I'm afraid :z6

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on February 08, 2009, 15:48:43 PM
Hi

It was -5c at 09:00 hrs at Delgatie this morning.

Looking at forecast for tomorrow, temperatures will be dropping to -6c in early hrs and wind chill of -8c.
Delgatie was partly frozen today.
We will be closed tomorrow as well.

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Tam on February 08, 2009, 19:40:06 PM
Thanks for letting me know in time, will just have to wait til the 8th March.
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jim Eddie on February 09, 2009, 06:41:36 AM
Minus 11 driving into work this morning  :shock

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 09, 2009, 08:39:16 AM
Minus 11 driving into work this morning  :shock

 :z18

Jim

Yes, minus 12 in Inverurie just now Jim :roll

Haddo will be frozen for a while yet :z6

Cheers
Mike

Haddo trout fishery today

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Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on February 09, 2009, 16:44:21 PM
Hi

It was -14c at 07:30 hrs at Delgatie this morning.
Will let you all know once we are ice free

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Noel kelly on February 09, 2009, 19:34:56 PM
Told at work today to take two days off as were quiet. Typical, first week days off in ages and everything is frozen solid. mutter mutter, sulk
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on February 10, 2009, 17:58:25 PM
Hi all

A low of -9c and high of 0c for today at Delgatie.
A few of the fizzy drinks cans actually exploded in the hut, its that cold
The ice at the side of lake i tried to break it to see how thick it was, unable to break
We will be closed for some time im afraid
The snow has started again hear

Jonathan

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Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 16, 2009, 14:31:44 PM
I've been over at Haddo this morning, tidying up boats etc etc and I found the ice to be a tad over 3 inches thick. The air temperature appears to be holding somewhere in the region of 3 to 6 degrees, so I would guess that with a little luck we might have some open water around Thursday :wink

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 17, 2009, 16:40:39 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Still totally iced over today at Haddo, but quite a bit thinner than yesterday and the snow has all gone. The air temperature was about 12 degrees, so this will hopefully continue :wink

I don't think the loch will be fishable tomorrow, but it might possibly be fishable on Thursday .... Fingers crossed :z3

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on February 17, 2009, 20:07:43 PM
Hi all

Just to let you all know that we are ice free now. We have had the snow melt down for the  past two days.
Due to the vast amount of water coming through the lake, through the night the strainers choked up with weed ets ( thanks to the swans) and the water went over the fish ladder and down the road to the car park.
If you are planning to come fishing please be careful when driving down to the car park.
The road was used today with no problems just look where you are driving.
Until we can get the road repaired.
The water is very coloured at moment. Should be clear in a day or two
Today. A. Gibbson returned 8 fish up to 4lb and N. Thomson returned 6 fish up to 3lb for their 4 hr session

Best Regards
Jonathan 

Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 18, 2009, 17:04:17 PM
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo was still pretty much iced over this morning, but there was a nice clear pool about 200ft long in front of the hut and the fish were rising in it :wink

I have spent most of the day breaking the ice and I am hoping ( as long as we don't get frost tonight ) that the main fishing area should be clear for fishing tomorrow morning :z3

So all going well, Haddo should be open for fishing tomorrow :cool:

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jim Eddie on February 18, 2009, 17:32:26 PM
Work will get in the way tomorrow  :mad I don't want to tempt fate , but all being well can you book me a spot on Saturday.

 :z18

Jim
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 18, 2009, 17:41:12 PM
Work will get in the way tomorrow  :mad I don't want to tempt fate , but all being well can you book me a spot on Saturday.

 :z18

Jim
Hi Jim ..... That's a boat reserved for you on Saturday :wink

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: GARYBOY on February 18, 2009, 18:11:56 PM
Thank god this weather is finally clearing .Sundays are crap without fishing :z4 :z4
Hope to get to Haddo Saturday afternoon for a new line and to speak to Mike about fishing there
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Tam on February 18, 2009, 19:47:14 PM
Hi Mike, hope the weather holds as Im hoping to come to Haddo on Monday for a wee practice before the 8th March  :z16

Concerning the 8th, would it be ok to put some whisky in the Loch in memory of Jim, most of it will be drunk tho LOL

Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 19, 2009, 15:42:57 PM
Hi Tam

Yes, should hopefully be fine on Monday, the loch was in great condition today and fished quite well. Spencie christened his new rod with 11 fish up to 10lb :wink

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: bigtroot on February 19, 2009, 15:47:21 PM
Wont be long now , 6 more sleeps till i get out fishing , lets just hope the ice stays away  :z18
Whats the forecast for the next few days, any ideas?
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on February 19, 2009, 15:50:38 PM
Hi Baz

Try the "local weather" link at the bottom of the forum, it is usually pretty accurate and you can change the location from Methlick to wherever you want :wink

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: spencie on February 19, 2009, 17:04:41 PM
It was nice to get out again after a couple of months, Here's a picture of the 10lbs fish which was caught straight after a 9 1/2lbs one.

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Stuart
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: bigtroot on February 19, 2009, 17:09:35 PM
I Must be using the wrong flies, what do the big ones eat  :z4
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Hamish Young on February 19, 2009, 17:23:14 PM
Size isn't everything - at least, that's what Ben tells me  :z8  :z4 :z4

When it comes to fishing, obviously  :wink
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: bigtroot on February 19, 2009, 17:25:42 PM
Good job you stuck in the last bit Hamish as i was starting to have some not so pleasant thoughts  :wink
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Jonathan on February 19, 2009, 17:45:41 PM
Hi all

That is the road repaired going down to the car park.
Lets hope that this weather is the last and let the season begin now.

Jonathan
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Dave Mundie on February 19, 2009, 18:21:41 PM
Well done stuart nice fish there  :z16


Dave
Title: Re: Ice Updates
Post by: Sandy Nelson on February 19, 2009, 22:24:07 PM
Size isn't everything - at least, that's what Ben tells me  :z8  :z4 :z4


Especially with some of things Ben is measuring  :shock
 
:z4 :z4 :z4 :z4