Well, nothing changes! The weather was miserable again, and there were lots of mutterings about the Secretary’s bad choice of days! The wind was off the east, it was cloudy, with lots of rain, and it was cold, cold, cold!!
You might say, a typical April day at Glencorse!
Bill Taylor reported that the fishing had been very good, with lots of fish being caught. He also mentioned that he’s sourced his fish supply from 2 companies: one in Scotland and one in England, and we can expect great quality.
Eleven members attended and proceeded to get well wrapped-up in lots of layers.
I headed to the far end of the reservoir, stopping-off at a couple of spots on the way. Nothing doing, until I drifted down the right hand bank at the far end and had 2 fish to the Black Howwood, fished on a DI3.
Derek and Stewart were already in this area, and Derek seemed to be catching fairly regularly. After a few drifts with the wind getting stronger, I decided to head back down the reservoir to try pastures new and hopefully find some shelter. I started in the dogleg and drifted across the bay, adding a further 4 fish after a change to a DI5: 3 to the Howwood and 1 to the red wiggly worm.
Then I moved for the last hour to the dam, where I picked up a further fish at the water inflow to a red wiggly worm.
Derek and Stewart had 8 and 4 fish respectively, with the majority coming before 11.a.m. Derek used a 10’ tip/fast Glass, figure-of-eighting with black Howwood/Ace of Spades and Stewart using an intermediate and a damsel.
Peter Fionda and Fraser Gault had 4 and 3 respectively, Gary Heseltine had 3 and his boat partner Steve Kilpatrick 3 to FABs and blobs. Allan Brown and Trevor Gibson had 4 to the boat, with Euan Cluness and new member Alan Frances, 2.
Everyone was glad to finish at 4.30, to enable cold hands and bodies to get some warmth. The 11 members returned 31 fish, with 7 killed (Gary Heseltine’s 3 weighing 9 lb and Trevor Gibson’s 4, 14lb).
Interesting to note that most fish were 3lb or over.