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Mike Barrio

Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
« on: December 14, 2010, 16:26:35 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo is still well and truly frozen today :z6

Best wishes
Mike
« Last Edit: December 31, 2010, 10:14:51 AM by Mike Barrio »
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Eddie Sinclair

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 20010/2011
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 22:17:52 PM »
Mike,
how is the ice situation? Steven deivered the 3 weight and line and reel yesterday and i am dying to try them out.


Eddie.
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Mike Barrio

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 20010/2011
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010, 23:46:33 PM »
Hi Eddie :z16

Still very thick I'm afraid, it will take a while to clear yet :z6

Best wishes
Mike
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Peter Rawlinson

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 16:55:47 PM »
Looked in at Lochter today and only a few small bits fishable . They were go-carting on it yesterday I was told , you can see the tracks .

Another week I reckon .

Jim Eddie

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2011, 17:30:04 PM »
Looked in at Lochter today and only a few small bits fishable . They were go-carting on it yesterday I was told , you can see the tracks .

Another week I reckon .

Thanks for the update Pete, I was hoping to get out Saturday.

 :z18

Jim
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Mike Barrio

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011, 17:58:39 PM »
I was over at the fishery again this afternoon and the loch is still covered by about 6 to 8 inches of ice. The shiny stuff on the surface in the video clip I took today is ice, not water.

The car electrickery was giving me a temperature of 0.5 to 1.5 on the way there ..... and in the sheltered valley of the loch it was -3 degrees :z3

I can't see there being any chance of being open for fishing for a good while yet I'm afraid.

Best wishes
Mike

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Dave Mundie

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011, 20:24:32 PM »
Mike looks like your going to have to get a load of ice skates and hiring them out for 30min sessions  :z4

Dave

Peter Rawlinson

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2011, 21:54:58 PM »
Don't let me put you off Jim , someone ( only one ) was fishing the top loch across road , and in the main lochs around the pipes are ice free . 

Depends how many others turn up on the day . It could get crowded .

Mike Barrio

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011, 17:00:09 PM »
That's the temperature falling quite a bit already this evening .... any gain in water temps that we enjoyed over the last couple of days will quickly be lost again, Haddo is still a long way from fishable :z3

Cheers
Mike
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Mike Barrio

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2011, 17:18:43 PM »
Thanks for your texts and PMs regarding fishing at Haddo this weekend :cool:

I'm not long home from the fishery and it is still frozen solid I'm afraid, I think the ice is actually the thickest it has been this winter :z6 The loch will need a good number of mild days to make any difference,

Something caught my eye as I walked back along the track, quite eerie, I could see fish swimming around under the ice and I found it quite fascinating to watch.

Best wishes
Mike
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flybox

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2011, 21:24:38 PM »
Hi Guys,

Was wondering if anyone knows of any local waters that are open for fishing?
I know Kevin at Glen of Rothes is open but was hoping for something closer. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Paul

Noel kelly

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2011, 21:43:35 PM »
Hi Paul
Lochter should be ice free. I was there for a look last sat and there was only small bits open either sides of the road. Went again sunday and the whole loch across the road was ice free. I would say loch Insch should be ice free as well.
Cheers
Noel.

Mike Barrio

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2011, 16:19:51 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

Just back from Haddo and the loch is still frozen over with thick ice I'm afraid. No chance of being able to open this weekend.

Best wishes
Mike
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flybox

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 21:21:01 PM »
Hi All,

Anybody been out for a cast today and if so where did you go?
Need to get out catch a troot!!

Cheers
Paul

Jim Eddie

Re: Aberdeenshire Ice Updates - Winter 2010/2011
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2011, 21:35:12 PM »
I was out at Lochter , good bit of open water now  :z16

 :z18

Jim
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