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Euan Innes

Re: Loch Brownies
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2013, 18:14:40 PM »
You won't need one Eddie, the loch's not that big!
It's the kind of place you just anchor up, kick back, relax and have fun with fish.

 :z1
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Eddie Sinclair

Re: Loch Brownies
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2013, 18:45:13 PM »
Sounds good.

I was on a loch not too far from my house for the first time yesterday. We caught some small trout up to about 10 ounces but I feel that a bit more research is needed to fish it properly. I cant believe that this particular loch has boats on it and I have been travelling to Assynt and Durness for years and I can get to a decent sized loch in under an hour.

Eddie. :z18
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Iain Cameron

Re: Loch Brownies
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2013, 19:02:24 PM »
...that fish seems to have a gill-plate edge-eating parasite.  (on the fin as well)

hi Marc

that's worrying - i don't like the possibility of spreading infection. :-(
Any more info?
Here's a close up of the gill & fin:



cheers
iain

Iain Cameron

Re: Loch Brownies
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2013, 19:04:54 PM »
You won't need one Eddie, the loch's not that big!
It's the kind of place you just anchor up, kick back, relax and have fun with fish.

Ed, Euan & others - i'm trying to arrange a couple of dates (needless to say finding one date when all can manage isn't easy!).

Bit concerned re Marc's comment about parasites though, so let's see if any more info about that surfaces. In meantime, my boat net has been outdoors all week drying, so it should be clean anyways. (not that I was safety conscious, I just left it at the back door and forgot about it)

Eddie Sinclair

Re: Loch Brownies
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2013, 21:50:49 PM »
Iain,
next week during the week is out for me. The weekend is okay and the following weekend I have something on all weekend but after that I am good to go.

Eddie. :z18
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Ewan Lindsay

Re: Loch Brownies
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2013, 00:19:28 AM »
That's one of my favourite lochs Iain. As you say, there has always been a head of small wild brownies but they started including stocked brownies last year and they have really over-wintered well. The boats are completely useless I agree, way too light and no draught. Ancor ropes not long enough for the deep part either.  There used to be a bigger heavier fibre glass boat but it has disappeared this year for some reason? Maybe because with it and the other two 'coricles' in the boathouse, one of them always stuck out and got filled with rain...

Evening tickets still available from 17:00hrs Hamish.

Ewan

Marc Fauvet

Re: Loch Brownies
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2013, 11:12:16 AM »
hey Ian, thanks for the pic and sorry to have somewhat diverted your thread. it's just that it sends out an alarm of sorts.
anyhow, i don't know enough about this and the local biologist in charge 'doesn't have enough time to study this fully... ' and that's why i'm hoping some expert might chime in here.
this link shows a fish with more pronounced 'gill-eating' (i don't know what else to call it)
http://thelimpcobra.com/2012/10/28/this-ones-dainty-its-had-flowers-implanted-to-impress-the-girls/

common sense would dictate that until knowing more about any possible infection spreading it would be good to disinfect nets and anything else that might have touched it. i hope you didn't pee after handling that fish...   :X2 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z

cheers,
marc

Noel kelly

Re: Loch Brownies
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2013, 14:54:50 PM »
If its known that they now stock with fully grown brownies wouldn't damage like in the pic be common enough in stockies?

Mike Barrio

Re: Loch Brownies
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2013, 15:40:01 PM »
If its known that they now stock with fully grown brownies wouldn't damage like in the pic be common enough in stockies?

No, that should not happen Noel, as long as you're getting grade one stock and checking them before you allow them off the pick-up :wink

Cheers
Mike
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Broontroot

Re: Loch Brownies
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2013, 18:41:36 PM »
Some bonny troot there Iain, sounds like a great wee place for a day oot

Broontroot

Re: Loch Brownies
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2013, 18:46:08 PM »
Iain, do they allow float tubes on the water, i wouldnt fancy a dodgy boat.

Iain Cameron

Re: Loch Brownies
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2013, 11:54:15 AM »
Iain, do they allow float tubes on the water, i wouldnt fancy a dodgy boat.

The estate is fine with float tubes being used as long as it's agreed in advance (ie when you call up and book).
cheers
iain

Iain Cameron

Re: Loch Brownies
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2013, 11:56:25 AM »
That's one of my favourite lochs Iain. As you say, there has always been a head of small wild brownies but they started including stocked brownies last year and they have really over-wintered well. The boats are completely useless I agree....


hi Ewan - your use of coracles to describe the boats made me grin - it's about right!! Even steve redgrave would struggle to get the buggers to track straight.

Does look like the brownies have grown on very well indeed, nice!

 




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