Lake of Menteith, 22 August 2020

Much better weather than expected.  Moderate wind from the south west, with cloud cover, some sun and a few showers.  Quint warned that the fishing had been extremely difficult, but stocking levels were good.  I was with Dougie Skedd and we both agreed to start with dries; no surprise there.  Dougie started with a half-hog and a…

Glencorse Reservoir, 02 August 2020

I was fishing with prospective new member Mel Mitchell.  The wind, as normal, was swirling but mainly from the north west, moderate but strong at times and our drogue was used throughout the day.  We started at the end of the bay just below the farm, adjusting constantly to drift into the corner at Kirk bridge.…

Lake of Menteith, 19 October 2019

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…

Glencorse Reservoir, 04 August 2019

Steady rain when we arrived at the reservoir. However, this soon cleared after starting and the wind was light form the south east with the air temperature around 18 degrees. Bill Taylor advised us that fishing had been very tough due to the recent warm spell with water temperatures around 18-20 degrees and the fish…

Frandy Reservoir, 25 May 2019

Let’s start the normal way: the weather!  It was 12/13 degrees, light winds from the north west/west and lots of cloud cover, with rain in the afternoon. Not too bad, but because Frandy sits high in the Ochil hills it felt a lot cooler. As we approached the reservoir at 7.45, there were quite a…

Black Loch, 05 May 2019

By now you would have thought that we’d be enjoying warm westerlies!  Correct about the westerlies but wrong about warm! It was 5 degrees when we arrived in the car park and at times it didn’t feel like it got much warmer for the rest of the day.  It did however stay dry. Colin Riach…

Coldingham Loch, 27 April 2019

The weather forecast was a bit mixed for this outing: light winds, some sun, and a bit of rain. Well, they just about got it right, and apart from the welcome non-appearance of rain, it was all there. It was even quite warm, with a few members leaving their waterproof jackets off! The day started…

Glencorse Reservoir, 07 April 2019

Well, nothing changes! The weather was miserable again, and there were lots of mutterings about the Secretary’s bad choice of days! The wind was off the east, it was cloudy, with lots of rain, and it was cold, cold, cold!! You might say, a typical April day at Glencorse! Bill Taylor reported that the fishing…