Lockdown easing… and we were finally allowed to travel far enough to restart club outings. Our first of the ‘new normal’ took us to Frandy. The weather forecast looked decidedly iffy, but we got away with it. However, it was distinctly cool for July. The water was 16C, but the air was only 12C in…Details
Our first outing of the season – and possibly our last. Who knows what lies ahead in the coming months? In the lead-up, we had put all possible precautions in place… Gareth kept the hut locked and disinfected the boats after use the previous day. We practiced our best social distancing. We pre-paid by bank…Details
The journey was probably the worst we have had all season: torrential rain from the moment I left home, until around Bannockburn, when it eased up, and by the time I arrived at the lake… no rain at all! Stewart Barnes had great difficulty in getting out of North Berwick, due to flooding, and Keith…Details
This outing was cancelled by mutual consent of all involved, due to foul weather.
A day of nice light winds, giving us hope of some late season dry fly action, if the fish and fly life were up for it. We had good cloud cover as well, although that turned to rain as the day went on. It was also a lot cooler than the wee Indian summer spell…Details
This outing was cancelled by the Fishery, early on Saturday morning, due to the forecast of high winds for the day.
I arrived eventually after a slight Sat Nav Diversion which took me to a farm at the north end of the reservoir to find that all 5 members and Alan Duncan’s guest, Euan Morrison, had arrived safely. I was partnered with Matt Wolstenholme, Peter Fionda with Steven Kilpatrick and Alan Duncan with Euan and even…Details
This was the Sunday session: mid-day till 7:00 p.m., and the second of a double-header of 2 outings to the Lake in 8 days. The one last Saturday saw a welcome end to the hot weather period with the fish coming out the deeps to play again. The first semi-final of the Scottish Clubs’ comp…Details
For those of us who enjoy a good day’s fishing in a rolling wave, we were unlikely to be disappointed on this particular outing. There was a decent wind blowing straight down the Lake, as Douglas mentioned ‘maybe a better day for flying a kite’. It had been another busy competition week in the lead-up…Details