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Fishery Reports / Re: Couple of days with Ben
« Last post by Ali Mcewan on September 12, 2019, 19:31:43 PM »
Rarely catch the fish you see..

That first river looks sublime  :z12
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Main Discussion Area / Re: Lonach Hotel.
« Last post by Ali Mcewan on September 12, 2019, 19:27:30 PM »
Yes the new “steading bar” at the lonach,  is the same owners.
I’m not so sure they’d be keen on opening up the fishing from what I gather.
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Main Discussion Area / Lonach Hotel.
« Last post by Ivor Duffus on September 11, 2019, 14:43:12 PM »
A think am correct in saying the new owners are the same folk who own candacraig.. Surely a good way to generate business would be the offer of day tickets and a evening meal.. its a fair trek up the road so a package deal fish and food would be braw  :z16.

I fished Cottown yesterday some cracking stretches on it  :z16. Just was not sure were the beat finished  is it bridge at Bellabeg to the small foot bridge on the right hand bank  that seemed about 3/4 of a mile to me.

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Fishery Reports / Loch Insch report. Week ending 8th Sept
« Last post by Loch Insch - David on September 10, 2019, 20:47:54 PM »
Another very good week at Loch Insch, Aberdeenshire. 209 anglers landed 1118 rainbows and blues including 16 between 8 and 16lb.
 That’s 266 between 8 and 20lb landed in the last 10 weeks. 💥
 Crystal clear water and weed free, 18 aerators are keeping the fish fighting fit.

 Best methods, diawl bachs, crunchers, damsels, hares ear, Greenwells Spider, pearly cormorant, cats whisker, IPN, okey dokey and CDC shuttlecocks on floater, midge tip, intermediate mainly.

 Another 320 rainbows and blues gone  in today spread between all three lochs.  All grade A Westmill as usual.

 Closed for corporate on Weds the 11th, but business as usual Thurs 12th onwards.

 No-ones landed any of the double figure browns yet, although two people have been broken on them. 🤦🏻‍♂️
 https://www.facebook.com/Loch-Insch-Fishery-423649651521035/P
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Fishery Reports / Re: Durness trip of a lifetime 😎
« Last post by Jim Eddie on September 09, 2019, 18:34:19 PM »
That's a better well done Steven  :z16
 :z18

Jim
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Fishery Reports / Re: Durness trip of a lifetime 😎
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on September 09, 2019, 17:38:09 PM »
Well done Steven, that is truly the fish of a lifetime. Look forward to a full report from yourself or IAIN as I know you had a stonking day on a different limestone Loch the day before the leviathan appeared. Those lochs can be a test but in the right conditions can produce outstanding quality of trout.

Eddie :z18
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Fishery Reports / Lochter Report - Knots and Crosses at Lochter
« Last post by Howard & Stuart on September 09, 2019, 15:17:42 PM »
Down Lochter way last week it wasn’t a case of board games in the bothy that was foremost to mind but the increasing necessity to check your leader line and knots for any weakness as many patrons of the fishery found to their costs that they could be ‘broken’ on a regular basis by some of our finely honed but weighty fine fighting fish.

Many a ‘cross’ utterance could be heard as they pulled in their line to see it bereft of their favourite and carefully selected fly knowing they had lost out on playing and hopefully landing a big fish.

On the fishing front, there were plenty of knots that held and Davy Anderson from Aberdeen had 15 fish for his session using cormorants and buzzers and he had a nice 8lb fish amongst them.

D. Cooper mixed it about using a fab, buzzers and diawl bachs and it proved effective as he had 14 fish for his day and kept 3 nice specimens.

Peter Wilson from Dyce fished the bunny leech to good effect netting 12 fish, Graham Duthie had on a team of cormorants which lured 11 fish to his flies, Kenny McInstray used a new fangled mop fly for 9 fish and Simon Ruddiman used damsels for 9 fish.

Dave Mackay and Neil Garden both fished solely buzzers and they both had 8 fish each and Jim Gilmore using the bunny leech on the Muckle Troot had 7 fish and he was well chuffed that one of them was in double figures that took him to the end of his backing at one point, before he gained a rebalance of control over it and eventually netted it.

So all in all a mixture of methods and flies are providing effective so why not come past and give it a try!

Tight lines.

S.P 9/9/19.
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Fishery Reports / Re: Durness trip of a lifetime 😎
« Last post by Euan Innes on September 08, 2019, 22:37:31 PM »
Ooohhh, ya hoo'er, what a fish.
Well played Steven.  :z14 :z14 :z14

Euan
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Fishery Reports / Re: Durness trip of a lifetime 😎
« Last post by Mike Barrio on September 08, 2019, 21:50:32 PM »
Great stuff Steven  :z16
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Fishery Reports / Durness trip of a lifetime 😎
« Last post by Steven Sinclair on September 08, 2019, 21:22:44 PM »
Well folks,

I could wax lyrical about just how epic this trip was with one old friend iain Stewart (in bother senses) and one new friend Will Henry and I guess I will either write a full report once I stop shaking or I'll let iain Stewart do the duties but for now I just have to share this 😎 truly a Loch trout trout of a lifetime for me. I highly doubt that I will ever better it and I really don't mind 😎








 :z18

Steven
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