Why o why do I look at the weather forecast? I did look, and was assured that Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th was going to be dry, warm and have white cloud cover. Friday was a bit bright, but I thought that they must get it correct for Saturday. So Saturday arrived –…Details
Trout fishing must have some peculiar fascination, some pleasure that is not transient, something that brings us back even after another, and another, disappointment. Butterstone on the 23rd was for me, another disappointment. Again, I had studied the weather forecast and took from it that the Loch would be blessed with cloud cover – and…Details
An interesting day. Frandy is a water where, if I can’t catch them on dries, I can’t catch them. And it doesn’t get much in the way of hatches, so it relies a lot on falls of terrestrials. The one thing that tends to spoil falls of terrestrials is heavy rain the day before, which…Details
We had fifteen members fishing this outing, and what an outing it was. The weather was nice for a summer’s day, bright blue sky, with some fluffy clouds and a light west wind. The water was clear, but nothing was hatching. Fishing the dog days is never easy but the only member to figure out…Details
Happiness in fishing is a matter of expectation; catch six when you expect to catch two and you are thrilled; catch two when you expect six and you are disappointed. If your expectations are unrealistically high, you will often be disappointed. Mid-summer fishing in hot weather is a case in point. Both David Bertram, my…Details
After several outings where the waterproofs were given a severe test, it made a pleasant change to fish on an evening where no rain was forecast. Whilst far from a balmy June evening, conditions at the start were by no means bad for fishing, with broken cloud and a moderate breeze. Unfortunately, as the evening…Details
On the trip down from Edinburgh we passed through some heavy showers but we were fortunate that we had no more than a steady drizzle to contend with through most of the evening and with a light breeze fishing conditions were good. We passed a number of rising fish on the way up the loch…Details
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
For view of River Forth see May 23rd entry.
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.