Another evening outing for our thirteen anglers and after our last soggy outing to Coldingham we had a nice warm evening with a soft west wind – but the news in the lodge was that very few fish were landed in the morning. Trevor Gibson and John Levy had been fishing in the morning, John had one fish and Trevor had lost two at the net. On starting, the water was 18oC and the air was also 18oC. It did increase to 19oC, before falling back to 17oC later on.
John Miller fished in town bay. Hhe used a floater and fished black JC diawl bachs very slowly. This got him four fish, one of which he kept. In the main basin, Trevor fished a floater and a team of buzzers using a very slow retrieve – this got him four fish for 13.5 pounds.
Tommy Steven used a floater, size 10 and 12 black buzzers, and with a slow fig-of-8, took two fish in town bay. David Tyrie had blobs on his floater and with fast retrieves netted three fish. David’s guest used a similar system and he landed four fish for 16 pounds.
Everyone else had only one at the most, although we had many tales about fish being lost at long range and some lost at the net.
We all recognised that the way to go was deep with boobies, but for some strange reason no one chose to go that way – what a strange lot we fishers are. However, our rod average of 1.77 was just above average for the fishery that evening, so it must have been one of those days when the fish were sulking on the bottom. Better days will come, sometime soon.
We landed 23 fish – fifteen were taken. These weighed 57 lb 8 oz.
The next outing is to the Lake on 22nd June –note that Stewart Barnes will collect the dues and pay the fishery – please return your outing cards to him at the end of the day.
Hope you have a good day.