This was another fairly hard day for most anglers at the Pentlands Reservoir. Apart from temperature, which was decidedly cool for the time of year, the conditions were pretty good. The water clarity was excellent, there was good cloud cover and the wind, although somewhat variable in direction, was of reasonable strength.
Most of the top bags came from close in on the road shore. Trevor Gibson and his guest Dave Bertram stuck to this area most of the day. Dave was top rod with 10 fish, figure of eighting blobs and yellow dancer on a fast glass line. Trevor himself had 6 fish with similar tactics, and this gave the pair of them top boat. Ed Green used a small damsel on an intermediate to good effect in a variety of areas for 7 fish. John Robertson and Bob Norris decided to stick to Home Bay and netted 5 fish and 4 fish respectively with traditionals on floating lines. Adrian Coats and his guest Mike Strange managed 4 each in the morning, again from the Road Shore, but surprisingly failed to add to that total in the afternoon. Their tactics were completely different though, with Adrian stripping a muddler on a Di3, while Mike slowly retrieved a viva and montana on a floating line. Bob Allan and Stewart Barnes showed that other top of the water tactics could work too and had three of their fish on dries from the Top Bay.
The total catch from 20 anglers was 60 fish, which is pretty fair, but the fish were certainly there and, given the conditions, one felt that we should have done better.