Frandy Reservoir, 25 May 2019

Let’s start the normal way: the weather!  It was 12/13 degrees, light winds from the north west/west and lots of cloud cover, with rain in the afternoon. Not too bad, but because Frandy sits high in the Ochil hills it felt a lot cooler. As we approached the reservoir at 7.45, there were quite a…

Black Loch, 05 May 2019

By now you would have thought that we’d be enjoying warm westerlies!  Correct about the westerlies but wrong about warm! It was 5 degrees when we arrived in the car park and at times it didn’t feel like it got much warmer for the rest of the day.  It did however stay dry. Colin Riach…

Coldingham Loch, 27 April 2019

The weather forecast was a bit mixed for this outing: light winds, some sun, and a bit of rain. Well, they just about got it right, and apart from the welcome non-appearance of rain, it was all there. It was even quite warm, with a few members leaving their waterproof jackets off! The day started…

Glencorse Reservoir, 07 April 2019

Well, nothing changes! The weather was miserable again, and there were lots of mutterings about the Secretary’s bad choice of days! The wind was off the east, it was cloudy, with lots of rain, and it was cold, cold, cold!! You might say, a typical April day at Glencorse! Bill Taylor reported that the fishing…

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. …