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Old 08-11-2011, 06:51 AM
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Hi guys I'm going to Markle on Saturday and was wondering what's doing the damage there just now. I tried there website but last report was mid 2009 lookung to knock up a few flies in the next couple of days so any pointers where to start, thanx
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:41 PM
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Yellow dancers and damsel flies always work well, its also a good buzzer water and black and white buzzers catch well, i always liked using black lures there

And their website is a joke, if they cant be arsed to keep it updated they should get rid of it, they did the exact same with the lomond hills fishery website
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:59 PM
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Nice one cheers for that, I'm going as a guest with my dads club so should be a laugh. Your spot on with regards the website, why bother!!
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I was there a couple of weeks ago and was getting them on a large green and white dancer. Tried some smaller stuff but never got a touch.
One thing about Markle, is the fish are never very deep. Even on a cold day I wouldn't use more than an intremediate. Yellow dancers, orange fritz and Black and gold shuggies are always worth a shot. If they're on small stuff, try a diawl bach or a hares ear. I tend to have more success on those than buzzers.

There website is a waste of time, but you can get fairly regular updates of how it's fishing in the Evening News (available online). Looks like they are updating the website on their other fishery (Morton) just as frequently
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How did you get on Scoobyscott? Conditions must have just about been perfect.
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Cracking day mate meant to reply earlier. Git there at 8.20 with the sun shining and a gentle breeze, if a little cold causing a nice ripple. Couldn't have asked for much more. Anyway set up with a green and black bunny leech and diawl bach on the dropper. Headed to the small fly pond where my dad missed one first cast on a green and white leggy dancer I persevered for about half an hour with no interest but a few fish were seen moving. No one else was catcging so I swapped to a satanic buzzer 3 feet under a big dry daddy and took a nice fish on the buzzer after about 20 mins. Perceviered til about 10 but no more fish for anyone so had a break. Decided to give the bait pond a go as that's where all the club were fishing, so glad I did. First cast missed a fish then had another 2 at me in 5 mins all to the daddy. Taking the buzzer off for a black klink I'm rewarded with at least an offer every other cast to both flies. At twelve time is calledand I end the session with 7 landed,4 lost and who knows how many missed my dad had.4 2 on a black klink. A real red letter day, oh and I scooped the heaviest fish comp as well before heading to haddington for a few jars
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Sounds like a pretty good day. Markle can be great for dry fly but it can also be one of the most frustrating if they're preoccupied with a particular fly. Doesn't happen so much at this time of year - more so in the summer.
Glad you had a good time.

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Hi I am the manager of morton fishings.
john mackay,and i no what you mean about
the web sites IE Markle and Morton.I have
been at jock now for quiet some time about
this,and we will be updating them both very
soon.I will have the link in the new year,to
update morton fishings every week.to let all
no how fantastic it is now.i have put a new
boat jetty in now.witch makes it a lot easier
to get in and out of boats.and have put 9
platforms up the wood side.and they are all
fishing great now,it makes it so much easier
to cast now.and i have cut back a lot of the
branches etc.we have got big fish coming of
it every other day now.check out www.mortonfishing.co.uk
This was 1 of the most popular trout fishery
at 1 time,but has been badly run the last few years.
But i myself john mackay flies intend to get it
back at the top,not far away now.watch the space.
real good quality hard fighting fish,and is 1 off the
best for top of the water sport,last week before the ice
hit us,we had some snow,and i put on a big dry daddy
and had 7 fish in no time and must have missed easily the same.
biggest 16lb.so please yous are all welcome to give it a try.
Tight Lines 2012 Jmackay Flies
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The link to Morton does not work.
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