Lake of Menteith, 6 July 2024

The weather was pleasantly unseasonal for our first outing in July.  The weather on departure from Gifford was more spring-like at 10.5°C, which slowly approached around 12°C by the time we arrived at the Lake.  It was a quieter than usual outing for the club, due to various holidays and fishing trips to Orkney so…

Coldingham Loch, 22 June 2024

Our attempts to negotiate with the weather gods for a decent day of conditions at Coldingham continue to fall on deaf ears.  This one was bright and breezy from the west, not helped by the water being gin-clear and there being very little evidence of fly life. The fish seemed arsy and only put in…

Glencorse Reservoir, 14 June 2024

I came home last weekend from a trip up north to a mayfly loch.  As I was going to Glencorse, I took all my mayfly boxes out my bag – 5 of them, if you include the dapping flies.  When I got there, I learned from the others that the reservoir has been enjoying a…

Watch Reservoir, 01 June 2024

There was little sign of cloud cover and the sun was also breaking through as we headed towards the Watch reservoir.  I think the drive over the Lammermuirs from Gifford to Longformacus is hard to beat in term of the scenery.  Saturday morning was stunning.  A word of caution, mind you, rather than spending time…

Harelaw, 25 May 2024

  Dougie Skedd reports… Oh dear! Blast! Oh bollocks! Bu**er! … and other oaths and imprecations were heard loudly from our boat at Harelaw reservoir on Saturday.  Keith Logan and I were having a bit if a shocker.  The trout were giving us the run around.  We had both started with dries.  Everyone I’ve spoken…

Coldingham Loch, 18 May 2024

We arrived to find more of the sea haar we have been suffering in the past few weeks, what with easterly becoming the prevailing wind direction these days.  It was patchy, and the sun was poking through to begin with.  Before the outing, Mel produced a bottle of malt and a stack of glasses and…

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…