Carron Valley Reservoir, 19 May 2018

Big shout out to our esteemed Club Secretary for arranging this Carron outing on Saturday, 19th May.  Surely the perfect antidote for all that Windsor nonsense and thankfully not a Union Jack or Pearly King or Queen in sight.  It was good to see the fishery car park busy – hopefully a sign that Carron…

Black Loch, 04 May 2018

On the opening outing on Linlithgow, Matt Wolstenholme and myself spent the day clearing ice from the rings of our rods.  Today was very different.  The main priority was to ensure you had packed plenty sun factor 50, it was going to be a belter.  However, the loch looked in great shape.  There were a…

Carron Valley Reservoir, 14 April 2018

Finally, spring arrived at Carron Valley on Saturday morning.  The Easterly winds had disappeared, to be replaced by a gentle Southerly.  The forecast was for the temperature to pick-up over the day, which was long overdue.  It must have been some winter up the Campsies this year because several boats were washed up into the…

Glencorse Reservoir, 08 April 2018

Despite the pleasant start to the day there was still snow visible on the hills and obvious signs of recent flooding.  Lots of run-off from the Pentland hills and the feeder burns were still in full spate, leaving the water still coloured along the margins.  Being that bit higher-up, you’re never quite sure what the…

Lake of Menteith, 24 March 2018

What a difference a week makes.  Clear blue skies, some spring warmth in the air and the forecast was encouraging for later in the day.  The water was still a bit coloured but what you might expect, given the recent weather. However, generally more pleasant conditions for this outing.  The Lake had reportedly been fishing…

Linlithgow Loch, 17 March 2018

Opened the front door on Saturday morning to see flurries of snow.  There was no shortage of yellow warnings, with ice and snow forecast, and caution of high winds on the journey through.  It was also 6-Nations super Saturday, so fingers-crossed Linlithgow fishery would cancel the session and send us home in time for kick-off. …

Lake of Menteith, 27 August 2017

I can’t help myself but still get a bit over-excited ahead of any outings to the Lake.  Is it just me?  The recent better weather was continuing – warm and overcast with a westerly breeze.  Fishery reports in the run-up sounded familiar, with fishing being challenging.  I met Quint on my arrival and walked down…

Frandy 20 August 2017

It has been a fairly dismal summer so far, besotted with big swings in temperatures and strong winds, with a fair spattering of rain.  In general, most fisheries have reported that conditions have been tough and fish moody and difficult at best so, to be honest, it has been a bit of a slog of…

Black Loch, 22 July, 2017

Another July club outing and another episode of Scotland the Dreich.  Hard to imagine that only two days earlier I was sitting on top of the cairn at the summit of Lamer Law in 26 degrees, with not a cloud in the skies, and having side-stepped a couple of adders on the way up, basking…