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Sandy Nelson

Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« on: May 26, 2017, 10:15:50 AM »
So wee reminder for everyone, if you are interested... :z16

Mike and I are going to drive down to Hoddom Castle ( http://www.hoddomcastle.co.uk/ ) and set up our tent on Thursday 15th June ready to fish in the evening :cool: We will stay for 3 nights and pack up on the Sunday morning for the drive home.

Let's see if we can make this a forum trip? Anybody that would like to come along is welcome to join us. There are pods at the campsite for those without tents ( best to book the pods early as they are in high demand ) and you can simply book the days that are suitable for you directly with the campsite :z16

Plenty fishing in the area and the campsite stretch is damn good too

So hopefully see you there :z18

Cheers

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Liam Stephen

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 10:35:13 AM »
Looking forward to it!

 :z18
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Ashley Thomas

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 15:02:17 PM »
I thought you were more of a B&B man Sandy?  :z4 :z4

Ash

Sandy Nelson

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 17:09:35 PM »
Don't let the soft outside fool you, inside beats the heart of a caveman  :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Hamish Young

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2017, 19:28:10 PM »
Sadly not for me this time  :z10
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Jim Eddie

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 20:12:14 PM »
As much as I'd love to join you guys, already had 2 trips away this season, so need to build up some Brownie points with swmbo
 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Liam Stephen

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2017, 13:12:00 PM »
Not long to go now guys! Seriously looking forward to it, hopefully the rains just given it a wee freshen up in time for our arrival.

 :z18
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Mike Barrio

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2017, 10:20:22 AM »
Last night wouldn't have been a good night to be in a tent ...... some wind :z4  :z4  :z4
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Colin Sunley

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2017, 18:47:05 PM »
Have a good trip lads. Maybe next year for me Still nursing a broken anckle. 

Peter Davidson

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2017, 10:12:15 AM »
Last night wouldn't have been a good night to be in a tent ...... some wind :z4  :z4  :z4

Wind in a tent was never a pleasant experience :X2

Mike Barrio

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2017, 18:04:18 PM »
Not long now ....... busy looking out the tent and all the gear today :cool:
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Sandy Nelson

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2017, 09:07:25 AM »
RoadTrip............. :X4
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Iain Cameron

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2017, 11:10:58 AM »
have a good 'un! safe travels and lots of trout and pics

Dave Felce

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2017, 15:08:38 PM »
RoadTrip............. :X4
tight lines guys! have fun  :z12  :z18
If people don't occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you're probably doing something wrong - John Gierach

Sandy Nelson

Re: Hoddom Castle Fishing trip
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2017, 18:28:43 PM »
Well, it was interesting weather that greeted us on our trip south, but it it did break just before our first venture down the river.



Hard work though, although the best pool was already occupied (switch settings to HD1080 for best results :z16)



After an evening of getting eaten by midges, the fish were found in a single pod, but not by me :wink
Getting back later it did look like the Aliens had landed, but it was a great base camp for the 3 days.



A lovely morning greeted us day two and Mr B set a precedent for much of the trip  :z7



We spent a good amount of the day searching out fishable water, and the guys did find a few fish, i resorted to Strip,Strip, Set, but without the set :cry it was exciting at times but hard work for little reward.

Saturday the river had settled down a bit more and the pockets gave up some of their residents, beautiful yellow coloured fish from the Annan



With the sun making life look fab, it was a day to explore.



And although some of the weaker rocks were feeling broken by the conditions



I gloried on to try and catch that elusive Grayling, eventually i got one, but they proved to be very tough to photograph, even the camera went into a spin.



I kept the next one over the net for its mug shot :z4 :z4 only wee, but hard won :z16



So a great trip away, great company, good food, decent fishing despite the conditions.
Thanks to the guys who came down and looking forward to the next one :z18

Sandy
« Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 18:41:54 PM by Sandy Nelson »
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

 




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