Dougie Skedd and I attended this interesting open day on behalf of The Club, held at the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry.
A day on the mayfly with Mark Hirst. Good spinner action, p.m.
A bit of a curate’s egg of a day – good in places! We had some decent overhead at times, though bright at others. The temperature was decent, though the wind had an edge when it was coming out the east. The wind itself was a bit of a bastard. It was fresher that you…
A day on dries with Jimmy. Mayfly activity starting to get going. Fish quite cooperative. Wind direction less so. Top fly was the ‘Found Link’.
A day with Bob Allan. Mayfly starting to trickle off. Loads of alders, sedges and other stuff – and clouds of gnats and hawthorns.
A sudden improvement in the weather gave us a nice calm, sunny day. However, it came with a price to pay… The breeze was never the same strength or direction for more than 2 minutes. It kept buggering-up the plans, again and again. Peter Fionda and I started out in the bay where the burn…
A spring afternoon’s walk, from Roseburn to Cannonmills, along the Water of Leith walkway.