email:john@john-nicol.co.uk Phone; 01337840355,07968006367
Secchi- 3 feet Temperature 14 Degrees Oxygen – Medium-High

“Goldenloch”
July-01st- 2019, Week 24

Pond life, in lochs, reservoirs’, lakes is an amazing natural phenomenon, it has been studied by gazillions of people since the beginning of time, it has however in the last 20 or so years reached a level of science and a certain amount of public awareness that’s never been seen before, people want to see things in a new healthy vibrant light, not as was in days of old when pollutants and sewage were put into waterways and ponds, even a wee fishery like ours in long gone days, weed control was a granular herbicide applied in March and no then no weeds all year, it said on the bag no affect on the insects or fish????, but those days have gone, its up to nature to change or not change what is happening, recently we have had a bloom in the water, which we thought was causing fish to be slow to feed, hard fishing, fish not willing to show themselves, however we have almost clear water again, the fish are just as awkward, the fish that are jumping are eating pinhead minnows, these little blighters are in their millions, are about 2 cm long, a bright silver, its them that the fish are jumping clean out the water as they take them from underneath, every fish caught just now is absolutely crammed full of snails, pee mussels, shrimp and blood worm, however its not all lost as there are now flies hatching, not a lot but they are hatching, so its all in the bottom this year and that’s just the way it is, some people are doing very well and its just getting the right fly combination and a dull day, these last few days of bright sunshine were a killer, Saturday 29th June saw the water start to clear and by today 1st July it is flawless with perfect visibility, why and how is just daft or an unknown, the fishing has pretty much resumed as normal a few anglers over the weekend getting 4s and 5s today sees Dave Swinlay Snr and Jnr here, with both catching in the first ½ hour of being here, Grant McGregor 6 all returned and Dave Wilson fresh from his Holidays 5, so without any intervention it has come good and anglers should all be happy again.



Fly Fishing is a Pastime, it is not only relaxing, but also rewarding, come to the “Goldenloch” enjoy your Hobby to the max, no stress, only tranquil surroundings abundant wildlife, great fish, Brown, Blues and Rainbows, you will not be disappointed. Phone 01337840355 or 07968006367 ask for John or look up Postcode KY14 6HZ