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Raemoir Trout Fishery is holding a female beginners fly fishing course of 3 sessions for ladies who would like to fly fish. Fishing has been a male dominated pastime/sport for too long and Raemoir would like to encourage more women and girls to take it up.
The session dates are Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 17th and Wednesday 24th August from 09.30 - 12.00.
The cost will be £12 per session and includes the use of all equipment, expert tuition as well as complimentary teas and coffees.
Please contact Mike on 07855540677 to book a place on the course or to ask for more information.
There are plans to host more courses if it proves popular.
Last week saw some huge hatches of caenis flies (anglers curse) in the evenings at the fishery. The good thing was that anglers got to see how well stocked the ponds are as these resident fish leisurely sipped in the tiny insects. The flip side is that they were so preoccupied and only a very close imitation or perfectly presented dry fly was occasionally taken. Just to make matters worse, the midgies were also challenging at times.
Daytime fishing has continued to be consistent and visiting angler Gilbert Cheetham has had some very decent bags all week on small buzzers.
Lures have also been successful in olive, black and white colours, sometimes needing to be fished down a couple of feet when the sun makes an appearance.
The Rosin family had an evening to remember with young Owen (7) and Carys (3) catching 10 trout between them in the bait pond. Carys said it was the best day of her life and the smiles in the photo say it all.
The Monty's Shield/Raemoir Open competition is this Saturday starting at 09.30 and spaces are still available for anyone wishing to enter. Contact the fishery on 01330 820092 to book a place.
The fish are now free rising in all three ponds and smallish buzzers in black or olive should do the damage. The warmer evenings are now beginning to have good rises and it's amazing to see just how many fish are actually there. These night risers have been in a long time and once hooked will 'punch' well above their weight.
The only downside just now is that the caenis and midgies are about on the still nights.
The Raemoir Open competition will be held on Saturday 16th July and places can be reserved by calling 01330 820092.
Spring looks as though it is beginning to make an appearance with swallows back to nest in the wood shed. The fishing has been improving accordingly and tactics have been very varied as conditions dictate. Lures are still catching but buzzers and dry fly have been equally successful. A couple of lucky anglers, both named Kenny coincidentally, landed £50 tagged fish this week, so its always worth investing a pound just in case.
Those visiting the bait pond have found it fishing really well and lots of nice fish are being landed.
The fishery now has a couple of new faces working there, Alan Jarvie is a keen angler who lives nearby, and Scotland Internationalists Chris McAllister and Mike Cordiner bring a wealth of experience and knowledge which they are always willing to share.
Once again the weather is making it hard at times with often four seasons in one day. The anglers that are prepared to change methods to suit the conditions are being rewarded. Most successful tactics have been buzzers under an indicator, lures and dry fly during the warmer periods of the day. Stuart Crockett was one of those rewarded on the dries, netting and releasing a lovely 3lb brown. A few anglers were able to get into double figures this week, namely David Fong, Jimmy Hill, Gilbert Cheetham, Craig McLean and James McLean, who successfully 'christened' his new rod.
There has been tremendous success in the bait pond this week with steady catches. Five year old Jack Christie showed his dad how it was done, beating him 5 - 1. Here he is pictured with one of his fish.
Fishing at Raemoir has continued to be consistent even though the weather has been very changeable at times. Tactics have varied accordingly with white and olive lures when it's colder and buzzers down to size 16 being successful as it warms up. The resident fish, including many nice brown trout have overwintered really well and although challenging, can be seen rising steadily most of the day. Notable catches this week have been by Jimmy Hill and George Rankin with 13 and 14 respectively. The fishery likes to promote fishing for the youngsters and the bait pond has fished well with many kids going home happy with their catches. Here is delighted three year old Harry Spencer with one of his fish.
Everybody taking advantage of this unseasonably warm December have been rewarded well. With near perfect fishing conditions and the fish feeding well anglers have been catching regularly. Local legend Jimmy hill catching regularly all on his famous Jimmy Hill nymph. Craig McLean bagged himself 9 beating his brother for once. Declan McFarlane again beating his record netting 9 as did Jamie Wynne. Kenny Brown netted 4, and on his own rod this week. Gill Horn did well netting 5 with Jim brown netting 16 for his day. Gary Crombie from Aboyne found the right fly and netted 11. The majority of the fish have been caught well down in the water and mostly caught on lures such as White Fritz, Olive Damsels, Cats Whiskers, Cormorants, Bloodworms and Buzzers of various colours. Raemoir is pleased to announce that we are to host a S.A.N.A competition here on Sunday the 28th Of February. So if you fancy pitting your skills against some of Scotland's finest anglers then phone on 01330820092 to book a place, but be quick as places are limited. Finally Raemoir Fishery wishes all our customers a Merry Xmas and a happy new year and look forward to seeing you all next year. The Fishery will be open on Xmas eve closed Xmas day and boxing day. We will be open New years eve and closed Near years day and the 2nd. There will be an AGM held here at the fishery on the 9th of January at 3pm, all club members are welcome. With the new year and the new fishing season rapidly heading our way, we have limited spaces to join our vibrant club. If your interested please pop in or give us a phone to get information.
Congratulations to John brown for making it the to the Sana Scottish bank team! It good to see ramoier being represented at such I high level. Also a big well done to Mike Cordiner another northeast angler making it in to the team! Not only did Mike make it into the team he also won the competition on the day and with a bit of luck we will see Mike out at Raemoir soon for a cast! Would also like to wish Chris Mcallister good luck down at Rutland this week for the national. Tight lines Chris
Thanks to everyone for attending last nights memorial in the memory of John Wallace, one of the original owners and founders of Raemoir Trout Fishery. Its hard to believe its been 4 years Since Johns passing. Congratulations to George Rankin for winning, 2nd went to Colin Mcdonald with Brian Hancock coming 3rd. With the weather slowly but surely changing for the best we are getting busy again and with our ponds getting stocked weekly the fishing is getting better all the time. Fish being caught on the dry fly are increasing with shipmans buzzers, cdc emergers, sedges and foam beetles being the most successful at the moment. The usual suspects are doing well sub surface, fritz, lures, blobs and blood worms. When being a little picky the fish are being enticed by smaller buzzers, sometimes done to a size 18 and smaller nymphs like diawl bachs and pheasant tails. And of course the famous Jimmy Hill nymph continues to do well with Jim regularly returning upwards of 20 fish per session. The fisheries competitions continue to be well supported and as per usual not taken to seriously. Tagged fish have caught by James Mclean, Charlie Fraser, twice by Stuu Crockett and Colin Mcdonald. Each collecting £50 for each tag caught. With our policy of stocking weekly we are trying to increase our average weight of fish to between 2 and a half to 3 and a half, this of course depending on availability with fish up to 10lbs being stocked regularly. Charlie fraser, Colin Mcdonald and Jimmy Hill all bagging 6lb plus fish this month so far. Banchory river festival is happening on Sunday 14th June where we will have an open day here at Raemior trout fisher to welcome new anglers and attempt to encourage young people to take up the sport. So please come along to have a look around, chat to staff and give fishing a go. Weather permitting a BBQ will be on. No booking required, drop in from 10am until 2pm. Please come along be fine to see you.
Fingers crossed but could we be entering spring at long last, the toads seem to think so!! With the warmer weather arriving the fish have been feeding predominately on the surface or just sub surface with small flies catching. Again sedges, beetles and emergers catching off the top with small size 16 and 18 black buzzers doing well fished slowly. The usual cats whiskers, various coloured fritzes and blobs also working.With the better weather arriving and longer days the fishery with hopefully begin to stock weekly increasing the average weight of the fish to about 3lb with bigger fish of up to 10lb plus also being stocked. Jimmy Hill already catching and releasing a nice 10lb this month already. Our 4 fly competition was a great success with a good turn out from our members. The 4 flies given were, cats whisker, okay dokey, CDC shuttle cock and a diawl bach. The cats whisker on the day caught most of the fish. Chris Mcallister came first bagging 7 fish, Hector Connel came second with Stuu Crockett coming in third. Still only 2 tags have been caught this year so far, a bit slower than last year. Next competition is May 2nd, although down as adults vs juniors championship it will be open to all members due to a lack of juniors. So please put your name down or give us a phone. We look forward to seeing you then
Well just as we all think the weather is getting better, warmer longer days, it starts to snow again!! With the slightly warmer days we had last week the fish were actively feed off the top. With hatches of small black midge and olives making the choice of fly tricky. Sedges and emergers doing relatively well especially late afternoon early evening. However buzzers, black or olive were having the best results. Jimmy Hill nymphs are also doing well, as per usual,as is various colour of blobs as Criag Mclean will agree. Cats whiskers are doing well with Graham Smallreturning 9. Chris Mcallister returned 12 mostly on buzzers while Ian Innes returned 14 using a wiggly worm thing. Stuu Crockett returned 12 using various dry flies and nymphs. Remember we have our 4 fly competition this weekend 4/4/15. So if your interested pop in past put your name up or give us a phone. Fingers crossed the warmer weather is not to far away.
The fishing season has got off to a great start. We are already onto our second competition. The first being only 2 weeks ago with Kevin Neri winning with a total of twelve fish. Regular stocking has begun with the fishery trying to have an average of 3lb fish with regular 5lb plus going in and specimen 10lb plus putting in guest appearances. Jimmy Hill continues to do well often returning double figure amounts of fish using as per usual his home tied "Jimmy Nymph". Chris mcallister had a great day releasing 23 fish using a "dry Fly" buzzer approach while is friend and work colleague Mike Cordner released 20 on the same day. Bill Malcolm caught a nice 7 lb 5oz fish in his first comption of the year while Graeme Small had a nice 6lb 7oz on the same day. George "the whisperer" Rankin also had a good sized 7lb 9oz. With the slight increase in temperatures fish have started feeding off the top with James Mclean probably catching the first off the surface with a foam beetle. Fish have also been taking klinkhammers, sedges and other emergers. Today we have our Troutmasters fish off and Colin Mcdonald has landed a 8lb fish with Andy Skene landing a beautiful 8lb 6oz rainbow. Taggies have been a bit slow so far with only James Mclean bagging one and Gary Marshal catching one but having to put it back.