Frandy Reservoir, 09 April 2022

It was a biting start to our Frandy session: a brisk north-westerly, accompanied by the wintery sun – never the best combination!  It felt like it could be a long, tough, cold day’s fishing.  There was a certain reluctance to leave the warmth of the fishing hut: the log stove was in full swing and…

Glencorse Reservoir, 03 April, 2022

There is little doubt that we have been spoiled by the milder than average spring weather for the last couple of outings.  Rather than picnics in front of the palace at Linlithgow, or open water swimmers and paddle boarders on Menteith, conditions at Glencorse had a much more familiar early season feel about them.  What…

Linlithgow Loch, 19 March, 2022

It seemed improbable at the outbreak of Covid and lockdown restrictions that it would take 2 years before we could be back to enjoy our traditional first outing of the year at Linlithgow. The weather at this time of the year is always a bit of a lottery, however this year it was a stunning…

Linlithgow Loch, 03 October, 2021

That was a really tough outing.  The conditions were not that helpful.  I was fairly optimistic, though.  We did a drift heading right down the North Shore.  I honestly thought we would find some fish beyond the island.  It was a real struggle.  Matt and I went through just about every line.  I never thought…

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…