Glencorse Res, 08 May 2022

An interesting day of conditions.  The temperature was about the only fairly steady thing – a lot better than of recent, too.  The sky was variable – cloudy at times and bright sunshine at others.  However, the big variable was the breeze.  It was never the same strength or direction for more than 2 minutes.…

Black Loch, 30 April 2022

A dodgy start to the day for quite a few folk.  I was quite early and, as I came past Standburn, I noticed a sign at the side of the road stating ROAD CLOSED.  I was following a highway maintenance vehicle at this time and it put its hazards on just after.  I dunno if…

Lake of Menteith, 21 April 2022

Life is definitely heading back towards normality. I got a wee surprise, since for the first time in over two years the radio was interrupted with a traffic warning of congestion on the city by-pass.   I’d almost forgotten about tail-backs and traffic but the journey was still very easy without any real delays. Conditions at…

Coldingham Loch, 16 April, 2022

I arrived at Coldingham to find the incredible destruction that had been brought to the area by Storm Arwen.  First clue was the huge pile of sawn-up tree trunks on the drive.  Second clue was that nearly all the trees were gone from around Gareth and Carmel’s house.  Compare the photo below with this one…

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…

Lake of Menteith, 26 March, 2022

This was my second day on Menteith within a week, having had a day with Jimmy Millar on Monday.  That day was mirror calm and cloudless sky.  It was also decidedly cool, despite the bright sunshine.  The only change for our club day was the temperature.  It was roasting for late March!  I was still…

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…