Another poorly attended outing – only 4 boats and 7 members on a blustery and cool day in April. Definitely not a dry fly day.
The wind was coming from the North West and, as is normal for Glencorse, it was difficult to get a decent drift without having a drogue out and constantly making adjustments.
Stewart Barnes and Matt Wolstenholme headed for the top of the reservoir, where Stuart lost a fish but couldn’t then find any more until later in the afternoon, when both he and Matt connected near the island and finished with 3 fish each. Stewart was on an intermediate line with a damsel and cormorants, while Matt was on the same line with cormorants.
Trevor Gibson and Gary Heseltine fished mainly from the right-hand corner where the burn flows in, down the road shore to the island. They finished with 5 and 6 fish respectively, both using a fast glass line and various mini lures in black/green and goldheads.
Tom Steven and Bryan Griffiths stayed all day in the bay at the Lodge, where there was some decent shelter. Both fished with a DI-5 and black Boobies/Blobs. They finished with 10 and 13 fish respectively. The best boat on the day by quite some margin.
Bob Whyte fished in the top bay down to the area where Trevor and Gary both had success and finished with 7 fish, taken on a DI-3. A beaded black marabou lure and green bodied cormorant were the preferred mini lures.
The wind was very strong from about 2.30. Most of the members retired early to take cover in their cars, apart from Tom and Brian, who braved the weather until the bitter end.
The total catch was 47 fish for 7 anglers.