July 10th 2011 – Linlithgow

We had fifteen members fishing this outing, and what an outing it was. The weather was nice for a summer’s day, bright blue sky, with some fluffy clouds and a light west wind. The water was clear, but nothing was hatching. Fishing the dog days is never easy but the only member to figure out…

July 3rd 2011 – Lake of Menteith

Happiness in fishing is a matter of expectation; catch six when you expect to catch two and you are thrilled; catch two when you expect six and you are disappointed. If your expectations are unrealistically high, you will often be disappointed. Mid-summer fishing in hot weather is a case in point. Both David Bertram, my…

June 12th 2011 – Frandy

With all the comedy weather we have been subjected to this spring, it seems the best we can hope for is a couple of hours of good conditions.  That was what we got at Frandy.  It came early in proceedings.  Flat calm when we arrived gave way to a light easterly by the time we…

May 23rd 2011 – Lake of Menteith

The forecast was for 70 mph winds. And, er, it was pretty much accurate. This was the view across the River Forth at 3 p.m…. Needless to say, there was no fishing done on Menteith.  Oh well, let’s look forward to a nice serene day at Carron Valley Reservoir, next Sunday.  

May 15th 2011 – Loch Leven

A welcome return to the big double-L on our schedule, after a few years absence. And it had been in good form, looking at the reports. So, we were full of anticipation and enthusiasm. The demand for places had far outstripped supply, and management had taken the decision to revert to the ‘3 in a…