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Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th + ice updates )
« on: December 16, 2007, 08:18:01 AM »
Hi folks :cool:

There has been a bit of ice about at Haddo again this week, but anglers appear to have enjoyed "a cracking" time with buzzers, damsels, bloodworm and mini cats.

Andrew Mott tempted 13 fish up to 10 lb, Kevin Neri 11 up to 12 lb, Ronald Mackay 12 up to 10 lb and Chris McAllister netted 24 fish up to 10 lb for his Winter League Session.

Duncan White caught 9 fish up to 9 lb, Ian Morgan 9 up to 7½ lb, Iain Armstrong 9 up to 7 lb, Dave Batty 5 up to 10 lb and Brian Liebenburg netted 6 including the largest trout of the week at 16 lb.

The fishery was frozen this morning and even the air temperature at midday did not get above minus 3 degrees! :z3

I'm afraid that it looks like the ice might be with us for a few days .......... so please don't travel over without contacting me first on 07810 868897 for an update. :wink

Best wishes
Mike Barrio















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Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 12:43:21 PM »
The air temperature was a fair bit warmer this morning (Tuesday) but there is still a lot of ice about :z6

If we get another reasonably mild night tonight, I'll have a go at breaking the ice tomorrow :wink

Best wishes
Mike
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Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 23:27:37 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

Still frozen solid today and it is getting thicker ........ this could take a while to clear :z6

Best wishes
Mike
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Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 12:29:42 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

Well, I've been over at the loch again this morning and I can't see there being any change over the next few days .......... Brrrrr, it's a bit cold over there :shock

I had planned to close from the 24th to the 26th and open again on the 27th. I can see that the ice is not going to clear this weekend so the fishery will remain closed and depending on the weather next week of course, I will hopefully ( fingers crossed ) be able to think about opening again on the 27th :z3

I hope you all have a great Christmas :z16
Best wishes
Mike Barrio
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Hamish Young

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 17:14:37 PM »
Is that an Abel reel Mike :? Whose.... or don't I need to ask  :z7
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Sandy Nelson

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007, 18:32:27 PM »
Rod bling.

Fantastic, not who you might think though Hamish :wink

Someone else who appreciates quality gear thats a bit different :z18

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"

Hamish Young

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2007, 19:57:44 PM »
If it's who I think it is he resides in Banff and has a similar fascination to mine for unusual reels  :wink

Which reminds me, I must email him soon  :cool:
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2007, 20:14:26 PM »
Nah Hamish ........... keep guessing :z7

With a bit of luck he will post something here about the reel and "put you out of your misery" :wink

Best wishes
Mike
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Hamish Young

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2007, 20:18:26 PM »
Hmm - rubs chin - need to put thinking cap on then..... is it someone I know :?
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2007, 20:31:26 PM »
Hmm - rubs chin - need to put thinking cap on then..... is it someone I know :?

The two photos below the reel are of .....  ..... who christened his new Barrio Lightweight with 9 fish :wink

"He who resides in Banff" has not ordered a Barrio Lightweight ......... yet :z4

Best wishes
Mike
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Hamish Young

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2007, 20:33:56 PM »
"He who resides in Banff" has not ordered a Barrio Lightweight ......... yet :z4

I wondered if he might have tried it at the fishery with one of his 'toys'. Hmmm. I'm sure I can work it out if I scan back through the forum - later maybe :wink
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Sandy Nelson

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2007, 21:54:54 PM »
Tiss bloody pretty though :cool:

S
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"

Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2007, 22:07:05 PM »
Looked rather nice from the other side too :wink

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Hamish Young

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2007, 22:33:58 PM »
You know me.... I like toys :wink  I do like most of the Yank reels though I've never 'fondled' an Abel that I can recall, just admired from a distance and I love the custom finish. Looks too nice to fish with.... almost  :cool:
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2007, 14:17:59 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

The ice is still about 2 inches thick this morning .......... so it will need a couple of mild days and nights before I can think about breaking it.

Will keep putting the latest updates on here :wink
Best wishes
Mike
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