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…

Black Loch, 28 May 2021

Looking good when we arrived at the car park . Fairly warm, cloud cover and a slight breeze off the south.  Looking perfect for dries and the guy at the fishery mentioned that a couple of days ago the yellow owl had been performing well.  So, two rods made up, one with the normal midge-tip…

Frandy, 22 May 2021

Decent conditions for the day, if still unseasonably cold – I was still wearing the 6 layers I was wearing on the first outing of the season!  A light breeze and a ceiling encouraged me to start on dries.  John Gibson and I simply started out from the harbour and let the light westerly take…

Carron Valley Reservoir, 15 May 2021

Ahead of this outing, we learned that Carron is changing its strategy and is going over to a private syndicate.  It is also ceasing stocking – and no stock has gone in this year.  So, the last bookings made under the old arrangements were being honoured, including our outing. Other changes since our last visit…

Glencorse Reservoir, 09 May 2021

  The weather has been 4 seasons in one day, for the past week or so… and we had a bit more of it on this outing.  Sunshine and showers, with the breeze gradually picking up as the day progressed, getting to some gusty squalls in the afternoon.  At least it was a lot warmer…

Black Loch, 02 May 2021

This one was harder than Steven Hawking’s homework. We had a light breeze, but it was biting-cold.  Reports of rising fish from the day previous were unrealised.   The sand martins were working the water all day, but it must have been right small stuff, as we were only seeing a decent buzzer once in a…

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…