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j doyle

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #15 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

Jim Eddie

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #16 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
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Mike Barrio

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #17 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
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Mike Barrio

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #18 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
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Mike Barrio

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #19 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
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Mike Barrio

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #20 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
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Mike Barrio

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #21 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
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Mike Barrio

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2008, 21:52:05 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

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

Best wishes
Mike
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Catman

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #23 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

Catman

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #24 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

Mike Barrio

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #25 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
« Last Edit: December 11, 2008, 18:51:13 PM by Mike Barrio »
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sightbob

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #26 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

Paul Rankine

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2008, 20:25:06 PM »
Hi Mike,
           How's it looking for the weekend ?
Peeing down here in Ellon tonight .

Paul.

Mike Barrio

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #28 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
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Mike Barrio

Re: Ice Updates
« Reply #29 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
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