Black Loch, 12 September 2020

Not a great day, either weather-wise or fishing-wise.  I arrived to pouring rain and the sight of white horses on the loch.  I would have been happy to turn round and drive home!  However, by the time Stewart Barnes and I got out on the water, it had settled down, and conditions were not too…

Frandy Reservoir, 06 September 2020

A nice, benign day, weather-wise, with light and variable winds and sunny intervals, with broken cloud.  Frandy isn’t the best water for light and variable, as it is often coming from different directions at different parts and is often messing-up intended drifts. Steve Kilpatrick and I quickly got the vibe that there was little doing,…

Trams to Newhaven

You buy a flat on Lindsay Road, with a bus stop just yards from your front doorstep.  And you think that is good access to transport to the city centre… but you never figured that they would beat that, by a distance, by putting a tram stop actually on your front doorstep! Jeezo!

Lake of Menteith, 30 August 2020

  Superb conditions for a day on dries – mild, light breeze and good overhead cover.  The main problem was the lack of meat on the water and the dearth of rising fish, almost everywhere we tried.  Turns out others fishing in different parts had better luck!  I was fishing with Allan Everington.  Allan started…

Loch Hope, 24-26 August, 2020

Loch amazingly low – while everyone to the south had been suffering deluges… up here… nothing!  Midges amazingly bad – a thing, apparently.  Monday – we saw lots of fish – many fresh, despite the water levels.  However, they were not for playing.  Someone suggested they were put off by Storm Francis approaching. Tuesday –…