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Weekly Fishing Report - Brexit Banter at Lochter

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Weekly Fishing Report - Brexit Banter at Lochter

Down Lochter way where we tend to be a Brexit free oasis of calm to allow our weary and jaded customers to re-charge their batteries from the frenetic froth of fantasy politics being played out by our rapidly less esteemed elected icons.

However, during the week, one of our mirthful customers, who will remain anonymous, returned to the busy Bothy and announced that his luck of success that day was down to him using his newly devised “Brexit” fly. “Fits that?” was the reply from the Bothy dwellers. “Och, I call it that because I made it up in a hurry, it confuses the fish and you end up fair disappointed,” He went on, “it could have been worse, I’ve a ‘May’ fly in my box, I call it ‘Teresa’ because you’ve tae work it affa hard but ye ken in yer heart of hearts it will sink in the end.”

Much tittering went around the bothy before the assorted throng got back to serious concerns of how to avoid Christmas shopping with the wife and will I get my much needed fishing voucher again this year.

On the fishing front, we had our first real frost of the year with ice forming on most of the lochs before it rapidly melted and temperatures increased.

It certainly didn’t affect the fish too much with some sizable fish being caught and a just reward for the efforts of the fishermen involved.

The supremely enigmatic ‘various’ fly did well with Matthew Reilly bringing 14 fish to the net, one being a lovely 7 ½ lb fish. Others using this were James Thomson wish 8 fish and K Wilson with 6 fish; one being a hard fighting 6lb specimen.

Paul Ingram used buzzers and diawl bachs to good effect on a sink tip lure and had 9 fish for his day. Others on 9 fish were Pete Green from Huntly on the YBT and Brian Ross continued to successfully use dry flies with creditable success.

Both Bill Gibb and J Gilmour were in double figures using a black and red lure and buzzers and blobs respectfully and Raymond Innes from Newmachar used a team of small cormorants to land 8 fish with one being 8lb in weight.

All in all, for the time of year, the fishing has been consistently good so lets hope it continues over to the Festive Future that is looming.

Speaking of the Festive Period; the fishery will be open except for the 25th and 26th of December and the 1st and 2nd of January so, weather permitting, there will hopefully be plenty opportunity for festive fishing fun to be had at Lochter.

Tight Lines.

SP 11/12/18.

Down Lochter way where we tend to be a Brexit free oasis of calm to allow our weary and jaded customers to re-charge their batteries from the frenetic froth of fantasy politics being played out by our rapidly less esteemed elected icons.

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