This was our first attempt at an evening session on Coldingham and it didn’t attract a big turn-out, with only 9 anglers taking part. Being next to the longest day however, we were assured of having a “guid kick at the ba” as far as light was concerned. Unfortunately, for some of the time we actually had too much light as it was somewhat sunny. A brisk westerly wind meant that anchoring up in the shelter of the home bay was the best option for most of the evening – which was a pity.
Fortunes were mixed, with the best bags coming from Ed Green and Bob Whyte, with 6 fish each. Ed stuck mainly at the point before the narrows and caught using a black nymph on a floating line, with a retrieve varying from slow to static. Bob moved around a bit more and used a size 14 dry black Shipmans. John Levy used traditional wets and a cruncher with a floating line for 4 fish, while Trevor Gibson figure-of-eighted dries in the home bay, also for 4 fish.
The total catch was 26 fish, all returned. Despite the low turnout it is probably worth a go again next year.