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Monday, 6 April 2009


Apologies to all readers for being late with this week’s post a mixture of computer power supply problems and a dithering e bay seller prevented publication yesterday.

A beautiful 7lbs ???

Well what do you think this is, it weighed a fraction over the 7lbs mark when caught last Saturday (28/03/2009)? Apart from the obvious that it is a fish, is it a Brown Trout, a Sea Trout or a Salmon? If you think you know drop us a line. We currently have scales at The Tweed Foundation being analysed and hopefully we will let you know what species it is and its remarkable story in next week’s bulletin.

Angling Report March 2009

Pike - this has been the worst month that I can remember with only 4 Pike being recorded one @ 10lbs 2oz, one at 9lbs 6oz, one at 7lbs 4oz and one at 4lbs 0oz. The month of March is notorious for being all guns blazing or complete silence as the Pike make their moves towards Spawning. The water temperature had risen to 8 degrees on Saturday so the event will be taking place soon, perhaps then the big crocs will be in a feasting mood.

Brown Trout – In complete contrast to the Pike the Trout have been feeding voraciously, six fish have been recorded around the 1lbs mark, 9 fish at the three quarters pound mark and 11 fish on the half pound mark. A few fish were also lost estimated to be up to the two pounds mark. Most of the fish took artificial flies (wet) but a number were caught on small spinners and worm. Trolling also produced half a dozen fish (You can never discount our Elliot!). Interestingly the fly’s taking most fish were small size 12 buzzers with gold or silver beads, not exactly traditional but obviously effective.

Perch and Eels – No Perch or eels have been reported this month.

The club is grateful to Elliot F who kindly gave up his valuable spare time to help with the refurbishment of the boats carrying out all the repairs requiring metalwork (that’s all of them) and for launching them. John W has also taken care of new signage for the lochs and with the help of Chris is taking care of new notice boards and posts for the erection of signs. Thanks Elliot, John and Chris.

Hopefully by the end of the week the paperwork will have been completed for the appointment of 6 club Bailiffs to assist in policing the lochs.
A letter is currently being drafted to all members incorporating our new rules and the new operating protocols.

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