Lake of Menteith, 25 August 2019

This was the Sunday session: mid-day till 7:00 p.m., and the second of a double-header of 2 outings to the Lake in 8 days.  The one last Saturday saw a welcome end to the hot weather period with the fish coming out the deeps to play again.  The first semi-final of the Scottish Clubs’ comp…

Lake of Menteith, 19 August 2019

For those of us who enjoy a good day’s fishing in a rolling wave, we were unlikely to be disappointed on this particular outing. There was a decent wind blowing straight down the Lake, as Douglas mentioned ‘maybe a better day for flying a kite’. It had been another busy competition week in the lead-up…

Glencorse Reservoir, 04 August 2019

Steady rain when we arrived at the reservoir. However, this soon cleared after starting and the wind was light form the south east with the air temperature around 18 degrees. Bill Taylor advised us that fishing had been very tough due to the recent warm spell with water temperatures around 18-20 degrees and the fish…

Black Loch, evening, 20 July 2019

On my journey from the east, ominous clouds appeared, driven by a surprisingly strong westerly that had the warm touch of summer about it.  On the water, things looked no better.  On squally days such as this there’s often not much of a hatch.  We were assured the fish were near the surface but a…

Lake of Menteith, 15 July 2019

The day was brightening up very nicely as we arrived at the Lake – drier and warmer than the east coast.  The conditions were near perfect, with patches of cloud cover and a gentle westerly breeze.  Reports were the Lake had been fishing well in the run-up and there was talk that dries and buzzers…

Frandy Reservoir, 06 July 2019

Conditions were similar to those at Linlithgow the previous week, with plenty cloud cover in between some bright blue skies.  The wind, thankfully, was much more benign, which is generally a bonus when you’re fishing upland waters such as Frandy.  However, Kenny, the fishery manger, mentioned the fishing had been slow in the past week,…

Linlithgow Loch, 30 June 2019

This is going to be a short outing report, since there is very little to say. This outing always coincides with Linlithgow’s annual spectacular jousting event – our day at times felt a bit medieval and a day in the stocks may have offered just as much fun. The fishery team did little to lift…