Monday, 14 April 2008

Loch Oich and more wood.

Went to Loch Oich at the weekend but the fishing was not very productive. Four of us made the 150 mile trip but only one small fish caught, a wee jack pike of about 2 lb.

When all is said and done its still a wee bit cold as yet, another few weeks and the temps should rise and the fish will start feeding again.

My grandson Josh was with us and had a wee accident during the night. He had eaten 2 Pot Noodles, a beefburger, chilli and potatoes, lots of juice and chocolate. Well, he was sharing Dougs tent, and I was sharing Craigs. At 3 am he decided that he was going to barf, but could'nt find the zip and ended up vomiting all over the tent, Doug, the sleeping bags, the jackets etc. What a goddamned mess. Doug just cleaned it up the best he could, and they went back to sleep.

Took a day off work today so I could catch up on some well needed sleep. It was nice being able to turn over and have another couple of hours.

Had a nice breakfast of free range eggs, bacon, tomato, toast and a caffetiere of espresso before going out to the workshop and servicing the Husqy's.

I've been working on another fallen tree. This one is a beech. Its not a whole tree, just two branches, but both of them are 3 feet across at the thickest point.

As you can see one of the branches is laying across the other. I managed to cut the top one on the point of balance without crushing myself between them. Very scary!!

Cant beat a day in a hardwood forest with a chainsaw. Best way in the world of getting rid of your pent up agression. More on this later in the week.


Anonymous said...

what kind of fish is there in loch oich i am going upto the log cabins for a week and hope to get some serious pike fishing done, the old ones with me so he likes the trout can you help and let me know what fish are in it

Gordon Mills said...

Oich has pike, brown trout, ferox trout, sea trout, salmon, eels and roach as far as I know.
There are no particular hotspots for pike and they can be caught right in front of the cabins or anywhere around the loch.
I hope that you will carefully return the pike to the loch as many of them are old friends of mine.
Tight lines, Gordon.