This week, I have fished at Chatton Trout Fishery and Whinney Loch.
At Chatton there was a strong breeze and it was decidedly cool. The Ladies club were fishing and catching too.
The successful flies that I saw catching trout were Diawl Bach, Goldhead Daddy Longlegs, and Montana nymphs.
I was successful using a Black Buzzer, capturing and returning the heaviest fish of the week which weighed 7lbs. Other anglers had bags of up to seven trout during their visits during the week.
This Sunday is the Eddie Brown Memorial Trophy competition at Chatton.
The competition is fully booked and will be fishing Chatton and Dunnydeer lakes.
Ross Lake will be open for any anglers who wish to fish but are not in the competition.
It is good to see such good support for this particular competition which remembers Eddie who played such a major part in the building and development of this successful trout fishery.
Well done and tight lines to all the anglers who have entered the competition.
Earlier in the week I fished at Whinney Loch at Coldingham.
It was a dull day with warmer sunny periods. During the warmer periods the trout were rising but proved difficult to catch on dry flies
Other anglers were catching on popular lures such as Cats Whisker and Black Fritz.
My friends and I had a good day using small olive buzzers and Pheasant Tails.
Can I remind anglers who wish to journey to ‘The Whinney’ to make sure to book before travelling to avoid finding the fishery full.
Coldingham Loch is now closed for their winter break and do not reopen until March 16, 2013.
A very hard cold spell is predicted later this week so please remember to contact any venue to make sure they are open and not iced up.
All the local rivers in Northumberland and the Borders are now closed for salmon and trout, but anglers are still fishing some of them for grayling which can offer good sport.
Future reports will bring all the latest news from the region’s still waters and rivers. Can I invite anyone with news, who has been particularly successful, or needs advice or tuition please contact me through my website www.bobsmithflyfishing.co.uk