Lake of Menteith, 29 August 2021

One of the flattest calmest days I have been out in a long time.  About 5 minutes of ripple all day.  It would have been a good day for fishing dries, except the water seems to have warmed up again after the previous week’s sunshine and warmth from the big high pressure system,  I measured…

Coldingham Loch, 14 August 2021

One thing our club can usually count on when we go to Coldingham is rubbish fishing conditions, and yesterday was typical.  Bright for much of the day and a stiff, swirling, variable wind.  Gareth informed us the fish were high in the water and dries were doing well.  So, Bob Whyte and I both set…

Tornado

Some years ago a group of enthusiasts expressed a sadness that only three of the East Coast Pacifics had a preserved example. They decided to put that right. 18 years and 3 million pounds later the result was Tornado. A Peppercorn A1 Pacific locomotive for the 21st century. A thing of remarkable beauty and a…