Loch Brora, August 2019

Three days with Jimmy, trying for salmon and sea trout.  One salmon hooked and lost.  Another salmon raised and not hooked, a few half chances of sea trout… and nothing landed bigger than a 10 oz brownie.  Water at 19 C, may have been a factor.  Thundery weather may have been a factor.  Being bad…

Painted Ladies, 28 July 2019

An influx of painted lady butterflies appeared in north Edinburgh, today.  Never seen them in numbers here before.  They were drawn to lavender plants at the edge of Victoria Park, giving me a chance to get some shots.  Quite skittish.  Doubt they would have let me get close enough with the macro lens, but I…

Lake of Menteith, 16 June 2019

This 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday session is our only Menteith outing that coincides with the best of the mayfly hatch period.  I had been out just 3 days before, and had fantastic sport, thanks to the appearance of egg-laying mayfly spinners in the afternoon.  I was hoping for the same again, but it…