The drive up to Butterstone was in mainly sunny but cool conditions, with the occasional covering of quite black cloud. However, on arrival, the sun was out and despite a flat calm the water quality was good, so the loch looked quite inviting. The new clubhouse is not yet open, work having been delayed by…Details
Weather a wee bit iffy in the lead up to our first outing of the season at The Lake. Rain forecast, and some hit on the way through, but then we spent most of the day in brassy sunshine! Wind was westerly and blusterly. Temperature was good, given the date. Tackling up in the car…Details
April 10th and it was 20°C! It’s now April 12th and it’s 10°C. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted. It was a two-edged sword, needless to say, when it came to the fishing. There were some juicy-looking fiery brown buzzers hatching in wee bursts throughout the day. Only problem was we had blazing…Details
Clackmannanshire has a rich mining history and many signs of this heritage are still visible. None are so impressive as the 167 acre Gartmorn Dam, lying at the heart of the local 370 acre Country Park and Nature Reserve. The reservoir is the oldest in Scotland, created in 1713 and was engineered by Sir John…Details
A day of very unsettled weather – a foggy start, then rain for the middle 2/3 of the day, then bright sun and a fresh breeze for the last couple of hours. It was a west wind – something of a rarity for me (at least) on Carron – I think my last 20 outings…Details
A superb start to the day – balmy, overcast, light breeze with buzzers hatching and fish eating them. The water was gin clear again after the early season bloom we had in April. What could go wrong? Well, for the first 10 minutes or so, nothing at all. Stuck on a black hopper, and the…Details
A welcome return to the big double-L on our schedule, after a few years absence. And it had been in good form, looking at the reports. So, we were full of anticipation and enthusiasm. The demand for places had far outstripped supply, and management had taken the decision to revert to the ‘3 in a…Details
The forecast was for 70 mph winds. And, er, it was pretty much accurate. This was the view across the River Forth at 3 p.m…. Needless to say, there was no fishing done on Menteith. Oh well, let’s look forward to a nice serene day at Carron Valley Reservoir, next Sunday.
For view of River Forth see May 23rd entry.
With all the comedy weather we have been subjected to this spring, it seems the best we can hope for is a couple of hours of good conditions. That was what we got at Frandy. It came early in proceedings. Flat calm when we arrived gave way to a light easterly by the time we…Details