Lake of Menteith, 21 October 2017

Storm Brian was about, but thankfully didn’t come anywhere near us.  We had lovely autumnal conditions, albeit it was very wet through the middle part of the day.  Keith Logan and I followed a tip – or was it a bum-steer? – to go down to Lochend, where lots of fish were rising.  Acting on…

Glencorse, 24 September, 2017

A cracker of a day, conditions-wise.  We were hoping for good surface activity, but after a few early fish were seen rising in the home area to tiny black scrot, it didn’t materialise until very late in the day.  That didn’t stop me from spending most of the day fishing dries.  Bob Whyte, my boat…

Coldingham Loch, 13 August 2017

The forecast on Saturday night looked good – calm, possibly even flat calm, with reasonable cloud cover.  However, we arrived on Sunday morning to cold and breezy, and not a cloud in the sky!  To make matters worse, Gareth informed us fishing had been really tough recently.  Ah well!  Nothing ventured and all that, Stewart…

Glencorse, 06 August 2017

A reasonable day, conditions-wise – a tad wet at times, but nice breeze out the south-west and good overhead.  It was flat calm, tackling up, which prompted me to start on dries, but before we even got on the water, a breeze had got up.  Nevertheless, I had a look from a fish first cast,…

Coldingham Loch, 03 June 2017

Rather unsettled conditions for this half session (5:30-9:30 pm).   Heavy showers around – though we stayed dry.  Strange haar rolling in off the sea – though that cleared away.  The breeze started NE, swung east, then south, and ended up westerly.  Then we had quite bright and fresh conditions for most of the evening. John…

Frandy, 27 May 2017

Best day’s fishing conditions I’ve been out in for a very long time! Warm, sultry, even. Light easterly/north easterly brreze. Bright spells, though largely good cloud cover. The thunderstorms forecast for the afternoon had yet to materialise by the time we departed. Due to a late call-off, I had a boat to myself. With conditions…

Coldingham Loch, 02 April 2017

We only tend to have 2 types of weather for our Coldingham outings – too poor for the best fishing, and too good for the best fishing.  Sunday’s was definitely in the latter category… but it was nice to say that spring was here.  So, sunscreen on for the first time in 2017 and out…