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Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: sightbob on December 22, 2006, 14:55:45 PM
the loch at Delgatie remains frozen today (friday) with still about an inch of ice.
the prospects aren't looking good for the coming days with temps of -7 on sat night forecast and the fishery closed for christmas day and boxing day it will be well into next week before we can reopen (weather permiting).
an update will be posted here after christmas and also on my mobile phone answering service.
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 22, 2006, 16:45:52 PM
Hi Brian

Haddo was the same today, the ice is still at least an inch to two inches thick. Like Delgatie, it looks like Haddo will be closed until about mid week after Christmas. I will post something on here when I think I can open again.

Best wishes
Mike
 :z3
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: sightbob on December 23, 2006, 16:44:19 PM
here's a couple of photos i took this afternoon(sat).

frozen solid!!

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e307/brianarnold/frozen.jpg)

an ice skating heron

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e307/brianarnold/heron.jpg)
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 23, 2006, 16:49:20 PM
"CRACKING" photos Brian  :cool:
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: sightbob on December 23, 2006, 19:10:25 PM
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :z14
Title: Artloch
Post by: Stuart at Artloch on December 23, 2006, 23:37:41 PM
In common with other fisheries, Artloch also remains ice bound and is not expected to be ice free until, I suspect, the 27th; please call for update before travelling.

Merry Christmas and I hope that Santa will be good to you.
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: ANDREW BEBBINGTON on December 25, 2006, 00:57:51 AM
Likewise Pitfour has been frozen with about 4 inches over most the loch this week while i was away. Looks like it will in the middle of the week befor we are open again. Will post a message when we are reopening.

Andrew
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 26, 2006, 17:37:26 PM
Hi Folks

I suspect that Haddo will be closed for a few days yet .......... these frosty nights are making the ice even thicker.

I will post something on here as soon as I feel that conditions are improving.

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
 :z3
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: Dutchfly on December 27, 2006, 11:27:23 AM
Mike,

Sounds like it's getting time for the Haddo International Speedskating Championships  :lol:

CU

Jeroen
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: Sandy Nelson on December 27, 2006, 17:09:30 PM
Jeroen

We had considered a float tube curling event last year when it was frozen :lol:
Still sounds like a laugh to me

Sandy
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: Dutchfly on December 28, 2006, 16:22:02 PM
Now that I'd like to see on Haddo.tv! :z4  :z4  :z4
Cheers,

Jeroen
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: ANDREW BEBBINGTON on December 28, 2006, 23:44:56 PM
hi folks
pitfour is still well and truly frozen with the ice getting thicker by the day with the locals now coming along to try and skate, looking kile it will be the start of the week at the earliest unless we get a heat wave

will keep you informed on the ice

andrew 07849113435
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: sightbob on December 29, 2006, 10:43:04 AM
delgatie is also still frozen solid, despite the overnight thaw the ice remains about 3 inch thick and will be a few days yet before it is fishable.
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on December 30, 2006, 15:09:06 PM
Haddo was still frozen today (Saturday) but the ice is a lot thinner after last night's milder temps and windy conditions.  :z6

I am hoping to be able to open again on Tuesday the 2nd, as long as we don't get more frost of course  :wink:

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: sightbob on December 30, 2006, 15:39:20 PM
same story at delgatie, the loch is still about 2/3rds frozen but the ice is still 2 inch thick won't be open til tuesday at the earliest.
Title: Braeside Ice free
Post by: Jim Eddie on December 30, 2006, 19:29:01 PM
Fished Braeside today , had a couple of Rainbows and a Perch. Because of the exposed location, It almost never freezes over. no sign of ice today.

 :z18

Cheers

Jim
Title: Artloch Update
Post by: Stuart at Artloch on January 01, 2007, 09:49:46 AM
Happy New Year to everyone.

Artloch remains frozen.   Earliest expected date of opening is the 3rd.
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: sightbob on January 01, 2007, 14:08:47 PM
loch still has a lot of ice today(1st jan), so we will now be reopening on the 3rd weather permitting.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
Title: Posted by Stuart at Artloch
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 02, 2007, 19:56:29 PM
( Posted on the forum by Stuart from Artloch Trout Fishery today, Tuesday 2nd )

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Artloch remains ice bound. With still at least an inch of ice and air temperatures hardly rising, combined with little or no wind, suggests that the earliest that we expect to clear of ice is Friday or Saturday.

Contact Artloch for uptodate information.



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Artloch Fishery
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Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: sightbob on January 02, 2007, 20:02:58 PM
delgatie will reopen on the 3rd jan, now ice free :grin:
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: ANDREW BEBBINGTON on January 02, 2007, 21:04:22 PM
The Ice at Pitfour is melting well and a good 3rd or more of it is clear enough to fish today so we will reopen from tommorrow (Wednesday) 9am

andrew
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 02, 2007, 22:13:35 PM
I struggled today  :z6

First I went for a walk round the boats on the ice, then I scratched my head for a while, then I took a sledge hammer to it ( still at least 2 inch thick and makes a magic noise when you hit it  :z4 )

Managed to hammer a path to the middle of the loch and then got the outboard on the back of the fibreglass boat ( ice is not good for the wooden clinkers!  :shock: ) and charged  :cool:

Got stranded on top of it a few times and managed to break my own record ........ a "boat curl" from the willows down to almost as far as the bottom island, serious stuff, very loud and not for the fainthearted  :roll:

After about 4 hours I'd cleared about a quarter of the lake, but it was freezing up behind me again, so unless we get some wind tonight I could be back where I started tomorrow  :z4

I have a couple of bookings for tomorrow too, so I hope some of the water stays clear tonight. I think it probably will, near the springs at least.

Will keep you posted during the week folks, Haddo is always one of the more difficult lochs to clear because it is so sheltered.

Best wishes
Mike
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 03, 2007, 19:53:13 PM
There was still quite a bit of ice about this morning, but it broke fairly easily and the wind was "working away" at it nicely. I let two boats out on the loch today, as three might have been a bit tight.

Young Andrew Lockhart caught the first fish of the year, a cracking blue trout, he tempted five fish up to approx 8 lb today on his pink bloodworm pattern and I got some good photos ................ but when I went to download them from the camera I deleted them by mistake ( old age creeping in? ) ............ SORRY ANDREW  :oops:

I have three boats booked for tomorrow (thursday) and there should be enough open water for these to fish comfortably. I have plenty of boats available for Friday and Saturday at the moment, but please note that Sunday is fully booked for a club outing.

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
 :z3
Title: Fishery Ice Updates
Post by: Mike Barrio on January 05, 2007, 21:50:16 PM
Hardly any ice left now and the loch is fishing very well  :wink:

All the boats are booked for this weekend ( unless there is a last minute cancellation on Saturday morning )

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
 :z2