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Fishing Update

I have been asked by Alan to let you all know that there is some Salmon fishing gear up for sale with the proceeds going to a very good cause, The Marie Curie Centre who as we all know do fantastic work. I can send images of the kit on request if you are interested and a list of the kit is below. Contact is Fiona.Bushby@mariecurie.org.uk

15' Diawa Osprey Fly Rod ?90.00
Shakespear Fly reel with Floating, Sink Tip, Int and slow sink lines on 10 weight ?70.00
Gye Net ?20.00
Wading Staff ?10.00
Wading Jacket (Med) New ?25.00


A Bailiffs Life!
M A A Bailiffs:
The association has eight regular volunteer bailiffs and six who help out when they can.
The bailiff is an amazing creature who in one day can fly fish, remove litter, give advice & directions to walkers and new fly fishermen .He will ask campers to remove their rubbish, and put out fires. Also checking day permits and membership cards. He is a true multi-tasker at times his duties are carried out in poor weather conditions. They also carry out night patrols checking for poachers never an easy task...
The bailiffs are the heart of our association and without them the association would struggle to function. The next time you are up at Harlaw enjoying your fishing but please, remember the hard working bailiff and try not to give him a hard time,
Many thanks.
Alan Holbrook
Secretary

P S I have probably shot myself in the foot writing this article and then asking for volunteers but here goes, we urgently need more volunteer bailiffs to cover full days, half days and evenings if any member can give some time and join our motley crew please contact me asap, thank you.

ajholbrook1943@hotmail.com
Home: 01506 253597
Mobile: 07944550261

IMPORTANT NOTICE The Day permit cost has increased to ?20.00 for the day with a 4 Fish limit. Catch and release on barbless or De-Barbed hooks only.


Some usefull advice!.

Season 2015

Our waters lie around 850 feet above sea level with the result
that at the start of the season on 1st April, the water temperature
is usually low and not one you would wish to go swimming in!

Fly life is virtually non existent at this time making dry fly fishing
a pastime only for the die hard angler. The best approach is to use
an intermediate or sinking line to find the level at which the fish
are feeding.

It pays dividends to be patient and to experiment at different depths
and with different leader lengths. Buzzers (any size),
Nymphs (standard or long shank 10s), Tadpoles, Fritz dressings,
especially black and green combinations
are all good fish takers at this time.

As for weather, you have to be prepared for anything from
almost sub- tropical conditions to blizzards with the odd monsoon
thrown in for good measure. Having said all this, I find April
a magic month and would not miss fishing it for the world.
Tight lines and an enjoyable season to all who fish
Harlaw and Threipmuir.