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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.

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. 🤦🏻‍♂️
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

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
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.
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

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
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 😎


Rivers and Lochs / Re: Highland lochs 2019
« Last post by James Laraway on September 08, 2019, 19:37:03 PM »
So, the family plans were thrown into chaos this weekend, but it did mean that I got out for 3 hours this morning.

Arrived at the loch to find a bit of a wind blowing and the sun beating down at 9am.

So, instead of going for my usual floater or intermediate I went for a fast sinker as there was no sign of life.

A few casts in, just as I was lifting off there was a swirl - but no moved spots, moved spots again - nothing.

Headed up the far side of the loch, casting and casting but no luck. I changed flies and included a fly that has brought me luck this year.

Prior to this year I never fished muddlers - but I bought a few when I was in Orkney ( never cast them after breaking my rod) and the trout of inverness seems to like this one in particular ( anyone know what its name is ? Mr Liddle ?)

10 mins later I get a really gentle take so think " small one...."

until I see a nice flank turn in the water.

What a lovely result on a really tough mornings fishing. A lovely pristine wild trout . The John Norris Ni1 did its job beautifully  :z16

Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Smallstream from the boat?
« Last post by Allan Liddle on September 08, 2019, 09:40:35 AM »
#4 Smallstream excellent for loch fishing, i'd say the GT90 #5 a bit better though for all round fishing afloat, /smallstream best for close in work.
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