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Fishery Reports / Lochter Report - Frost to the Fore at Lochter
« Last post by Howard & Stuart on Yesterday at 16:32:26 »
Down Lochter way last week Jack Frost eventually paid a visit and cast his cold Winter breath over Lochter’s normally verdant landscape. However he wasn’t too unkind as he left plenty open water available to fish over.

The main result of the drop in temperature is that catch rates then fall as the fish re-set to the slower pace of Winter mode – so expectation levels had likewise to adjust.

That said it was again a very busy week and there were many anglers who were well into double figures but they were more the exception rather than the rule. Amongst these ranks were some of the ‘big hitters’ of the local competitive angling scene such as Paul Sharp, Neil Scowen, Andy Barrowman and Blaine Lyon who all did well using a variety of assorted nymphs.

The Muckle Troot loch seemed to come into its own last week with Peter Young in double figures using mostly the blob, Graham Duthie using the apps bloodworm and Paul Ingram on the intermediate line with a cormorant and fab combination.

Albert Trail fished the apps bloodworm during his session and was rewarded with 12 fish, Thomas Leslie used both the bloodworm and squirmy worm to get his 12 fish, and Albert Cowie fished the black WSW on an intermediate line for his 10 fish total.

Ernie Mackay fished small nymphs for 9 fish, Bill Wood had 8 on the blob and cormorants and Davy Wood fished a variety of coloured WSW’s for 7 fish.

We continue to stock weekly at present due to the encouragingly number of anglers continuing to fish into the Winter months, so there will be plenty of fresh fish hopefully eager to take your well chosen fly.

Tight lines,
S.P 1/12/20.
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Main Discussion Area / Re: Kids rod
« Last post by James Laraway on November 30, 2020, 15:15:04 PM »
Hi Ben, I bought myself one of the Shakespeare Agility skinny rods, up to 15g casting weight and 4pc. Great bit of kit. I use it for drop shot and plastic lures for perch and small pike. Landed trout up to about 10lbs on it too...so it has backbone
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Main Discussion Area / Re: Kids rod
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on November 29, 2020, 11:13:39 AM »
Ben,

Forgot to say. When our kids were small we started them out fishing for flatties at the mouth of the don and also bait fishing for whatever would come along at Stonehaven harbour. This type of fishing pretty much guaranteed that they would catch something and kept them interested. My son Steven who is on the forum obviously caught the big and is now a fly fisher and fly Tyer and has been taking his kids fishing all over the place. It is great to start them young.
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Main Discussion Area / Re: Kids rod
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on November 29, 2020, 10:43:05 AM »
Ben,

For kids and for some light fun for adults I bought a couple of LRF outfits. These are not expensive and Shakespeare do these. I have used them with light spinners and soft plastic lures for trout down at the loch beside our caravan with our grandkids. These outfits are great for kids and even small fish put up a fight on them. The small Shakespeare reels are decent quality for very little money. We have used these for a couple of years now with no issue.

Eddie  :z18
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Main Discussion Area / Kids rod
« Last post by Ben Crichton on November 29, 2020, 09:40:58 AM »
Hi folks,

Can anyone recommend a spinning rod and reel for kids.  Or and advise how people introduced their kids into fishing. I've been buying my son bits and Bob's since he was born so he would have some tackle for when hes older, and wanted to get him a rod this year. Something he can ask to see and get excited about. Was thinking Shakespeare?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Cheers

Ben
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: Alvie estates fishing.....don't bother...
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on November 28, 2020, 21:37:17 PM »
H,

Agreed and I guess that numbers fishing will go down. There’s not exactly a huge amount of investment required in maintaining a wild pike fishery so this is an example of pure greed and hopefully people vote with their feet and the current owner generates the revenue stream that they so richly deserve.

Eddie
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: Alvie estates fishing.....don't bother...
« Last post by Hamish Young on November 28, 2020, 18:47:53 PM »
Well, that's a bit shit  :z10
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Main Discussion Area / Re: Fly Tying newbie
« Last post by Colin Mckinnon on November 27, 2020, 10:01:12 AM »
thanks all for the great advise   :z18
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Main Discussion Area / Re: Fly Tying newbie
« Last post by Bob Mitchell on November 26, 2020, 09:52:48 AM »
First thing I would have done is find out what patterns I would be fishing with and then go to David McPhail on Y tube. One is very lucky nowadays to have people like David to show one. Have always just used a cheap vice going by the eye watering sums I see wanted for some. Good scissors are a must. Would not spend to much money on it until I saw if I wanted to continue.
Happy tying.
Bob
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Main Discussion Area / Re: Fly Tying newbie
« Last post by Mike Barrio on November 25, 2020, 18:08:45 PM »
I had a Snowbee Flymate vice at the fishery for years, I tied a lot of flies on it, so did customers ..... and it performed and lasted well :z16
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