Lake of Menteith, 16 June 2019

This 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday session is our only Menteith outing that coincides with the best of the mayfly hatch period.  I had been out just 3 days before, and had fantastic sport, thanks to the appearance of egg-laying mayfly spinners in the afternoon.  I was hoping for the same again, but it…

Pitlochry Freshwater Laboratories Open day

Dougie Skedd and I attended this interesting open day on behalf of The Club, held at the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry. We brought home a bunch of hand-outs.  If any members would like a copy of any, drop me a line and I will scan it and make a print… Ferox Trout Reporting Pink Salmon…

Black Loch, 08 June 2019

There was a number of call-offs, ahead of our outing to Black Loch, so we ended with only two boats for our session.  One thing that you find when you arrive at the fishery is the care and attention paid to the boats and motors, which is top class and makes the day afloat all…

Coldingham Loch, 01 June 2019

A bit of a curate’s egg of a day – good in places!  We had some decent overhead at times, though bright at others.  The temperature was decent, though the wind had an edge when it was coming out the east.  The wind itself was a bit of a bastard.  It was fresher that you…

Frandy Reservoir, 25 May 2019

Let’s start the normal way: the weather!  It was 12/13 degrees, light winds from the north west/west and lots of cloud cover, with rain in the afternoon. Not too bad, but because Frandy sits high in the Ochil hills it felt a lot cooler. As we approached the reservoir at 7.45, there were quite a…

Carron Valley Reservoir, 18 May 2019

A dreich Saturday morning greeted our arrival at Carron Valley.  We were surprised by how quiet the car park was, given that the Scierra pairs competition was scheduled for the same day.  Unfortunately for the fishery, the event was cancelled with only 48 hours’ notice.  This meant that our three boats had Carron to ourselves,…

Glencorse 12 May 2019

A sudden improvement in the weather gave us a nice calm, sunny day.  However, it came with a price to pay… The breeze was never the same strength or direction for more than 2 minutes.  It kept buggering-up the plans, again and again.  Peter Fionda and I started out in the bay where the burn…

Black Loch, 05 May 2019

By now you would have thought that we’d be enjoying warm westerlies!  Correct about the westerlies but wrong about warm! It was 5 degrees when we arrived in the car park and at times it didn’t feel like it got much warmer for the rest of the day.  It did however stay dry. Colin Riach…

Coldingham Loch, 27 April 2019

The weather forecast was a bit mixed for this outing: light winds, some sun, and a bit of rain. Well, they just about got it right, and apart from the welcome non-appearance of rain, it was all there. It was even quite warm, with a few members leaving their waterproof jackets off! The day started…

Carron Valley Reservoir, 13 April 2019

There are some things that are constants.  The Pole Star… pi… the weather for our outings to Carron…  Just to recap what those are: stiff, cold easterly wind, and bright sunshine.  And it really was cold at times.  However, if you got out of the wind, it was lose 2 layers stuff.  Back out in…