Frandy has tended to be a pretty solid venue for the club, with good top of the water fishing, however this outing was to be much more trying than usual. On arrival, the conditions looked excellent as, despite a smirr of rain there was a lovely little ripple, good cloud cover and a pleasant temperature. First drifts produced some rises to the dries and the day looked promising. Most of the boats stayed in the main basin, drifting on to the dam, but with the wind increasing some sought shelter at the top of the water.
As it turned out this was a good move for the top boat of Bob Whyte and John Levy, who netted four apiece on the dries. Bob used a black Shipman’s buzzer along with half-hogs in claret and olive. John favoured a black Klinkhammer to get his fish. Nobody else was doing anything worthwhile. Dougie Skedd and Stewart Barnes had only one each up until mid afternoon, despite having a few offers to the dries. A move half way up the far bank led to more interest and in a last minute flurry Dougie took a further two rainbows and two takeable browns. These fish were lying virtually up against the bank and were much keener to take the dry offering of claret hopper and Klinkhammer, followed by a hare’s ear Klink.
The total catch for 14 rods was a disappointing 23 fish.