Linlithgow Loch, 05 June, 2021

It had been a couple of seasons since we last ventured to Linlithgow for a club outing. There have been a number of improvements since our last visit: an improved pier that made access to the boats a lot easier, while the boats were all cleaned and in good nick. What had not changed was…

Frandy Reservoir, 18 April 2021

We were delighted that lockdown measures were finally relaxed and the club was able to enjoy our first fishing of the season.  It did not really seem to matter what the conditions presented on our arrival, it just felt great to be back fishing, and the close season was just far too long. Frandy they…

Lake of Menteith, 19 August 2019

For those of us who enjoy a good day’s fishing in a rolling wave, we were unlikely to be disappointed on this particular outing. There was a decent wind blowing straight down the Lake, as Douglas mentioned ‘maybe a better day for flying a kite’. It had been another busy competition week in the lead-up…

Black Loch, evening, 20 July 2019

On my journey from the east, ominous clouds appeared, driven by a surprisingly strong westerly that had the warm touch of summer about it.  On the water, things looked no better.  On squally days such as this there’s often not much of a hatch.  We were assured the fish were near the surface but a…

Lake of Menteith, 15 July 2019

The day was brightening up very nicely as we arrived at the Lake – drier and warmer than the east coast.  The conditions were near perfect, with patches of cloud cover and a gentle westerly breeze.  Reports were the Lake had been fishing well in the run-up and there was talk that dries and buzzers…

Frandy Reservoir, 06 July 2019

Conditions were similar to those at Linlithgow the previous week, with plenty cloud cover in between some bright blue skies.  The wind, thankfully, was much more benign, which is generally a bonus when you’re fishing upland waters such as Frandy.  However, Kenny, the fishery manger, mentioned the fishing had been slow in the past week,…

Linlithgow Loch, 30 June 2019

This is going to be a short outing report, since there is very little to say. This outing always coincides with Linlithgow’s annual spectacular jousting event – our day at times felt a bit medieval and a day in the stocks may have offered just as much fun. The fishery team did little to lift…

Carron Valley Reservoir, 18 May 2019

A dreich Saturday morning greeted our arrival at Carron Valley.  We were surprised by how quiet the car park was, given that the Scierra pairs competition was scheduled for the same day.  Unfortunately for the fishery, the event was cancelled with only 48 hours’ notice.  This meant that our three boats had Carron to ourselves,…