Although things were a bit slow to start, conditions seemed pretty good for top of the water fishing, and indeed this turned out to be an excellent day for the club with Glencorse rainbows co-operating well and with even some brownies joining in the action.
Some early fish fell to lures, but as the afternoon developed, dries became the order of the day, particularly on the South shore. The main reason was a fall of heather flies from the high bank and the fish were going at them hammer and tongs. Top boat by a mile was that of Dougie Skedd and Tommy Steven – a pretty doughty pairing at any time. They picked up 16 and 10 respectively on dries – predominantly pearly-winged heather flies. Trevor Gibson with 8 to a bibio hopper and Gavin Macdonald with 6 to various dries also had a great day. Bob Allan and Stewart Barnes weren’t far behind with a total of 13, albeit 9 of them came to Bob’s dries.
Ian Macdonald wasn’t to be outdone by his son and had 7 to a mixture of tadpoles and dries. Bob Whyte was the odd man out of the top rods as he pulled damsels and bibios on an intermediate for his 7.
It was an excellent day’s angling, with 15 anglers finishing with a fine total of 79 fish, virtually all of which were returned.