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.
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
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 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