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Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2007, 23:07:29 PM »
Hi guys,

The Abel's mine I'm afraid - I have used it twice, once on the don last year and recently at Haddo to try out the new 3 wt............. and for the last time as I'm going to keep in pristine condition and give it to my son when he catches his first fly caught trout.

Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2007, 15:42:09 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

There is still a lot of ice at Haddo today, there are a couple of small open bits in the middle, but the area around the boats is about an inch and a half thick and it takes my weight :z7

If it stays mild again tonight I will probably have a go at breaking it tomorrow morning.

Best wishes
Mike
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Jim Eddie

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2007, 16:24:04 PM »
Looking at the forecast , going to be fairly mild for the next 5 days or so ,

I was coming out to Haddo today , as it was still iced over , I had to go to the sales with SWMBO , cost me a bloody fortune  :z6

Never mind its Christmas  :z4

 :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."

Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2007, 17:05:34 PM »
Hi Jim

I think my plan for tomorrow is to hopefully break up the ice enough to have the loch fishable for the weekend. I can usually create a few "fishable pools" while I'm doing this :wink

Best wishes
Mike
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Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2007, 13:07:38 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

Well, the loch was frozen again yesterday morning, but the area in front of the hut was reasonably thin and I managed to break up a fair area for Jim and Brian to have a few casts in :wink

There was a wee bit of wind to help us yesterday and we ended up with about a quarter of the loch being fishable. "Jedi" Jim had a great time tempting 15 fish up to approx 12 lb and Brian also had some fun with 5 fish up to approx 4 lb.

I expected to be able to open this morning (Sunday) with about half the loch fishable ......... but road conditions on the way soon had me questioning this in my mind ( Today's was the worst black ice conditions that I can remember driving on! ) and on reaching Haddo ......... you guessed it, the loch was fully frozen again and I didn't open the fishery :z6

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
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Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2008, 12:18:33 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo has thawed out nicely and there is just a wee bit of ice round the margins this morning ........ and the odd fish rising :wink

Inverurie AA have booked the loch for Sunday, but I have no other bookings until then ........ so give me a phone on the usual 07810 868897 or send me a PM/email etc if you fancy a session.

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
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Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2008, 16:38:07 PM »
Just a quick note to say my dad was going to open Haddo today, but he is in his bed ill.

Haddo could be closed for a few days?

Shaun Barrio
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Tam

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2008, 16:12:22 PM »
Thats terrible Shaun, l have been laid up for the last week with a chesty cough and sore throat so l know how he feels, pass on my best wishes to him  :z16

Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2008, 14:09:47 PM »
Thanks Tam :z16

I am managing to get up now and been to the doc today, but looks like it will take a few days to sort me out :z6

I don't think I'll be well enough to get back to work for a number of days yet I'm afraid, but I'll post something here as soon as I think I can open the fishery again :wink

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
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Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2008, 14:11:15 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

Haddo is still closed for the moment I'm afraid :oops

My face is looking a bit more like normal now :z4 But I'm still far from well, so I don't know if I will be able to open again this weekend ( as I'd hoped ) I guess I'll have to make a decision on Friday evening :z6

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
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Ross

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2008, 15:31:32 PM »
Hopefully not Mumps or something like that! :shock

Had that a couple of years ago and it SUCKS, Royally. :(

Sandy Nelson

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2008, 19:39:01 PM »
My face is looking a bit more like normal now

Yeah right :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :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"

Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th )
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2008, 19:28:55 PM »
Haddo is closed this weekend :z15

Hi folks :cool:

Still not feeling well enough to get going again I'm afraid ( but I am on the mend ) I went across to the loch with "spiderman" Sandy for a while today and it was frozen, with more frost due tonight it will probably get thicker ......... I'll see how things are looking at the beginning of the week :z6

Best wishes
Mike Barrio
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th + ice updates )
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2008, 16:01:25 PM »
Hi folks

Am feeling a wee bit better :cool:

I went over to Haddo this afternoon to check conditions and it is still frozen. If it stays mild tonight and tomorrow night I will try to open the fishery on Tuesday :wink

Best wishes
Mike
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

Mike Barrio

Re: Haddo Trout Fishery ( to Dec 17th + ice updates )
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2008, 18:50:27 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

Still a wee bit of ice about at Haddo, but have managed to create space for about 3 boats again today and the loch is fishing quite well. Bloodworm and buzzers are producing some good catches.

Best wishes
Mike
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

 




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