Lake of Menteith, 15 May 2024

It was a solid mid-week turnout for the Club, with 8 boats out for the day.  We were also joined by a guest angler, David Hannaford, who fished with our new club secretary, Mel Mitchell.  Congratulations to David on your first outing with the Club and great fishing to end with 7 fish.  We hope…

Frandy Reservoir, 04 May 2024

Frandy, they reckon, sits about 1000 ft up into the Ochil Hills, but there had been a pleasant improvement in the weather and temperatures in the lead-up to our outing. The wind can be a bit inconsistent and complicated, given the surrounding hills, and the drifts can vary according to where you set up the…

Glencorse Reservoir, 27 April 2024

I was delighted to be fishing with John Miller, one of the club’s elder statesmen and still enthusiastically joining in on our outings.  Darrel had been speaking to a couple of his fishing chums during the week and reports were that Glencorse has been ”fishing its nuts off”, which is generally the kiss of death…

Lake of Menteith, 10 April 2024

In terms of our fishing day it was another inauspicious start on the Lake. Jimmy McBride and I initially headed across to the butts area but focused more in the middle of the buzzer basin.  There were a lot of boats close in at Tods, working close in to the reeds.  Quite a few boats…

Glencorse Reservoir, 29 March 2024

Well, it has been a relatively slow start to the new season for the Club.  The first observation on the way to the reservoir was just how much rain has fallen over the course of the past few weeks.  We were greeted by torrents of water heading down the road and from the surrounding Pentlands. …

Lake of Menteith, 24 March, 2024

  Was the proverbial game of two halves yesterday for Allan Everington and me.  We started off in the Butts with what seemed like a glacial drift along towards Tod’s Hole.  In hindsight (it’s a great thing) probably too close in to the Reeds.  Most of the other boats were spread right across the Eastern…

Frandy Reservoir, 02 September 2023

A fantastic journey up to Frandy.  The drive through Glendevon always whets the appetite for a good day’s top of the water fishing and the country was looking splendid.  The weather was predicted to heat up during the day, but with intermittent cloud cover.  What could possibly go wrong?  We had another decent turnout for…

Lake of Menteith, 19 August 2023

  We are deep into competition season on the Lake and it had faced another busy week of practice, ahead of the second Scottish Clubs semi-final on the Friday.  Well done to all those teams that have qualified for the final.  The results suggested that the fishing had become progressively more difficult over the week. …

Watch Water, 05 August 2023

After a summer pause, our outings kicked-off again at the Watch. July was a fairly wet month and August started off in much the same form, with the forecast suggesting more heavy showers during the day.  From a loch-style fishing perspective this has delivered the benefit of plentiful fresh water to keep our lochs and…

Coldingham Loch, 10 June 2023

This was another outing to highlight that the Berwickshire coastline has its own special micro-climate.  The country has been basking in some glorious summer weather of late, although not great for us fishermen.  The drive down the coast was terrific as usual and we were welcomed by overcast conditions and a pretty cool easterly wind. …