Friday, 14 May 2010
Angling Club News
John M. Allen
(Held over from Dec 2009) 2009 was a year of
mixed fortunes for fishermen with changeable
weather and fluctuating water levels leading to a
few days of plenty, but more of disappointing
Full results on club waters are not available as yet,
but I have the following interim figures.
R.Conon 16 [weighing 77.5lbs] R.Blackwater 60
Loch Achonachie 6 [weighing 29lbs]
Of the fish caught, 41 were kept and 41 returned.
L.Achonachie 42 [heaviest 11lbs]
L.Meig 628 [weighing 744lbs]
L.Scardroy 402 [weighing 238lbs]
These numbers show an increase on 2008 results.
Here's hoping that 2010 is better on all fronts.
This time of year, however is not just the time for
mad fishermen to dream and tell tales of the ones
they landed and of the HUGE fish that got away,
but an opportunity to prepare for next year and
reduce the chance of losing the big one. A little bit
of winter cleaning. Take down rods and check that
they are in good order and that the rings are secure
and not worn or broken. Strip down reels, check
lines for knots, breaks or weakness and dry and oil
Winter is a great opportunity to try your hand at
fly-tying. There are many books on the subject,
some available at Dingwall library and angling
magazines often include step-by-step guides on the