Black Loch, 16 September, 2018

  As normal, let’s start with the weather forecast.  On this occasion it was pretty accurate: moderate winds from the south west, plenty cloud cover and the possibility of rain, mid-afternoon. The Fishery report mentioned the Heather Bank so Ian MacDonald and I headed there first thing.  Both of us set up with floating lines…

Lake of Menteith, 26 August 2018

Well!  The forecast was correct: rain all day.  At least there was a light breeze.  The rain didn’t stop and rivalled our recent experience on Coldingham.  By the time everyone got in at 7 o’clock, most people where soaked through except Dougie Skedd who’s two pairs of waterproof  trousers worked, and Trevor, who’s jazzy blue…

Glencorse Reservoir, 05 August 2018

The weather forecast had looked good all week for our visit to Glencorse.  Light winds and cloud cover!  We shouldn’t have been surprised when we turned up and found that the wind gods had conspired against us and a considerable wave was coming down the reservoir – more like 15mph and gusty wqith it.  Cool…

Glencorse Reservoir, 13 May 2018

Woke up to heavy rain and this continued until I arrived at the reservoir at 07:30. It eased up, and by 09:00 we had cloud cover and a fairly light breeze as we set out to fish. Bill Taylor had advised us that it had fished its socks off on Saturday – an ominous statement! …

Linlithgow Loch, 02 July 2017

Weather forecast could have been better.  Wind to be from the west, 15mph, reaching 20mph later in the afternoon, although at least some cloud. On the day, it didn’t quite work out as forecast, and the wind didn’t reach these speeds, although it was still quite gusty, lots of cloud cover with some sunny intervals. …

Lake of Mentieth, 18 June 2017

Sunday session: 12:00 to 19:00 Bob Whyte reporting: First of all an apology from me, collected all the members’ cards, but after filling-in the outing sheet somehow managed to lose them.  So I’ll try and be as accurate as possible! First of all, it was 27 degrees, bright sunshine and a light breeze when I…