June 12th 2011 – Frandy

With all the comedy weather we have been subjected to this spring, it seems the best we can hope for is a couple of hours of good conditions.  That was what we got at Frandy.  It came early in proceedings.  Flat calm when we arrived gave way to a light easterly by the time we…

May 23rd 2011 – Lake of Menteith

The forecast was for 70 mph winds. And, er, it was pretty much accurate. This was the view across the River Forth at 3 p.m…. Needless to say, there was no fishing done on Menteith.  Oh well, let’s look forward to a nice serene day at Carron Valley Reservoir, next Sunday.  

May 15th 2011 – Loch Leven

A welcome return to the big double-L on our schedule, after a few years absence. And it had been in good form, looking at the reports. So, we were full of anticipation and enthusiasm. The demand for places had far outstripped supply, and management had taken the decision to revert to the ‘3 in a…

May 7th 2011 – Coldingham

A superb start to the day – balmy, overcast, light breeze with buzzers hatching and fish eating them. The water was gin clear again after the early season bloom we had in April. What could go wrong? Well, for the first 10 minutes or so, nothing at all. Stuck on a black hopper, and the…