Fish, eat, sleep, repeat.

The catch records book at the beat starts back in 2005 – and popping up there, and practically every year thereafter, are Stephen Lakin and Diccon Jordan. The Lakin party were with us again at the end of September, and it was great to have them back, making good use of the upgraded facilities at the lodge, and doing their very utmost in skilled contention against our finny residents. It was Salmon 1 Lakin party 0 this time – but there’s plenty of room in the book for years to come!

Corporate company – and cake

Tony Fraser of Skene Group brought company at the end of September in the shape of the corporate group from Thistle Building Supplies. Taking a well deserved time-out at the beat seemed to suit everybody very well, particularly when Ian Clyde landed a 13lb fish in Guay pool.

Apart from the thrill of a catch, the other thing all our guests seem to have in common is a love of food – bangers and mash and onion gravy staved off any post-wading chills, followed by home-made gingerbread. So much gingerbread.

Hope you see you again soon, chaps!

The image of delight

As Robin Buxton safely returns a 14lb hen fish to the water, thereby ending a 20-year gap between catches, we offer our heartiest congratulations. Not one to let the fun stop there, Robin went on to catch and return another 14lber, thereby earning himself the Swashbuckler Cup (Senior Competition) for 2017. We’re so glad for Robin – and we’re just not going to mention Jonathan’s trousers….

The Lincolnshire (non) Poachers …

It was banter set to maximum force last week on the beat with Andy, Richard and Dave fishing with us for the whole week. It was the epitome of a memorable fishing experience for them and us, capped off nicely with this lovely 9lb fish out of Guay, followed by another out of Bridge. See you next year chaps!

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