On this Sunday the secretary was enjoying the wall to wall sunshine and flat calm conditions of Gifford Golf Course, not too sorry to be missing what he assumed would be a very difficult outing at Glencorse. However he couldn’t have been more wrong, as the club had a very good outing indeed, proving that the right tactics can overcome the most unwelcome of conditions. Yes, the major catches fell to the sinking line and lure method, but at least two rainbows fell to a dry fly.
DI 3 was the main line of choice with the usual selection of popular lures. Dancers and tadpoles of various colours did well, while black and orange appeared in several catches. A slow draw or figure of eight seemed to be the best retrieves. The ever popular Road Shore was the best area, although one successful boat stuck it out in the Boathouse and Dam Bays.
Top rods with 10 fish each were John Robertson and Trevor Gibson. John used a DI3 with black and orange lures, Trevor switched between DI3 and sink tip with a number of different lures. Tommy Steven was only one fish back, again on a DI3 and tadpoles in black and in sunburst.
The outing was a relatively small one of 9 anglers, but no-one was blank and the four boats with two rods all reached double figures. The final total was 57 fish and a rod average of 6.3.