Photo - Our Competition Trophy
Angling Report February 2011-03-06
With only keen anglers braving the persistent chill relatively few Pike have been caught. Those which obliged invariably came to ledgered or popped up baits. Two fish over 15lbs were recorded, seven between 10 & 15lbs and four between 5 & 10lbs. Only one other species was recorded by Member Paul Kelly from Newcastle who was fishing for Perch. He caught a two pound plus Brown Trout which he said was in excellent condition nice and plump and had obviously overwintered well. Paul returned the fish to the loch as the season does not begin until the 15th of March but even if it was in season he said he would have returned it as he is an advocate of catch and release. Well done Paul, great speaking with you today catch you in a fortnight!
Photo - Oystercatchers, Noisy Hooligans but you just gotta love em!
Wild Trout Competition
Check out our page on the main website which gives all the details and has downloadable entry forms for your convenience. Click the link to visit https://sites.google.com/site/stmarysloch/wildtroutcompetition
Our trophy is now complete (see Photo) the winner taking possession of it forever as a reminder of his or her success! If you would like to see it in person, visit the Glen Cafe on the banks of the baby loch where it is on display in a glass case. Better still get a bacon roll and coffee and admire at your leisure!
Elliot Fraser and I were finishing off our coffees yesterday when local shepherdess Lenny came in and asked if we could do her a favour. Her request? To block off the road from the cafe to Summerhope to allow her to move her flock of sheep into the new pasture. We thought it would be similar to herding the Muppets we get on here! It turned out to be a piece of cake these sheep are inherently more intelligent than some of the recent commenter’s on the blog!
Photo - Sinister silhouette, theres one watching you wherever you are!
It looks as though we are about to be savaged by the swingeing cuts orchestrated by out of touch buffoon millionaires “my names Dave” and minister without a clue George Osborne. More news next week!
Santa in March?
Yes but without the red robes and reindeer. Drew of Scott and Drew fame delivered 5 heavy duty anchors for our boats today. Also included in the delivery, miles of heavy duty rope. Thanks again lads your generosity is really appreciated!
Photo – Dangerman (Kevin Austin) proud to be a mutilator of Pike!
PERMALINK - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPyaB3zxDz4
Click the above link to find out how NOT to handle Pike; the perpetrator of the shocking handling in the video has been barred from fishing at our lochs! Have a look at the video and the dopey comments below, he has removed 23 comments from the video all 100% negative (mail us if you would like to view them).
Please download his photo and pass it on to your venue and ask them to visit our news pages to read about a disgrace to angling and a Pike mutilator.
Would you really want this fool with his appalling handling skills fishing at your loch?
Below are the minutes of the St Mary’s Loch Working Group (SMLWG). This group was assembled to try and mitigate the effects of heavy flooding in the Yarrow valley. It’s a very interesting read. Note the reference to The Smiling Club! We assume it’s a misprint for our neighbours the Sailing Club!