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    Golden Loch nr Newburgh C&R Thursday 12/03/2020

    Up on a wild windy day ,John Nicol was bailing the boats out with his electric pump 6 inches of water in the boat cleared in a minute and a half . Other fisheries are needing to get a pump like this ....superb! I take the boat up to the far end and anchor . Water clarity 4 feet wind direction...
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    Stenhouse Reservoir Wednesday 4th march C&R session

    Nice to see John Callison from Newton Fishery taking over from his father at Stenhouse ,he is running both fisheries now .He has big plans for the place with at least 6 piers for bank anglers .weeding will be in full force this year and bank anglers encouraged . I am on the water by 10.00 am...
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    Golden Loch 26.02.20 C & R day session

    On the water at 9.30 temp 2C crisp morning wind coming from the north west took to the east shore and worked my way up had a knock at the top end near the shore fishing small wets . worked back down the west shore to no avail and came off for my lunch at 12.00 . Back out and a an angler...
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    Stenhouse Reservoir Wednesday 19th C & R session

    Arrived at the loch one boat out at 10.00 temp 4C water clarity 4 feet wind from the south west . Fished off the east point of the island getting some shelter from the wind fishing Ally Mcoist ,hot head damsels and blobs to no effect . Came in for lunch at 12.30 other boat had not touched a...
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    Goldenloch 5/02/20 C&R day session

    On the loch at 10.00am ,clear sky, 5C temp wind from the south west picking up for half an hour then dropping to almost pleasant . Water clarity was 7 feet .3 boats on the loch including myself 5 bank anglers . Fishing small flies with a tequilla fab on the tail . Started at the top end of the...
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    Stenhouse Reservoir 23rd Thursday, day session C&R

    Arrived and on the water at 10.00 west wind in modest flurries but the anchor was holding ,Water clarity 8 feet Temp 4C . The only boat out today . I start off at the east point of the Island and work my way out a couple of hundred yards I have a couple of knocks and then it goes quiet . Take...
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    The Golden loch Thursday 13th day session C&R

    My first day back after the New Year ,the only boat on the Loch , on the water at 10.00 am Temp 6C wind from the South West a wee bit blustery .water clarity 6 feet I anchor up the top end just off the rushes , fishing a washing line with a tequilla fab and blood worms . Try a few paces then...
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    Golden Loch near Newburgh 23/12/17 C&R session

    On the loch at 10.00am steady wind from the South west ,water clarity clear to 4 feet Temp 6C . Only boat on the loch fished the far end of the loch for 2 hours then came down the east bank and took a nice fish off the point on as green damsel . 50 yards on I take another a nice 2 and a...
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    Goldenloch 10/12/10 daytime C&R session

    Up to the Goldenloch on a wild wild day wind from the south west temp 6C raining moderately . Water clarity 3 feet . On the water at 10.00 only guy fishing . Took the boat up to the top end of the loch and anchored .Anchor was dragging the whole time but after an hour I took a nice fish on a...
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    Craigluscar Reservoir 1/12/01 A walk round the main pond

    I took advantage of a good afternoon to have a wee visit and blether to the Anglers in their bothy . Fishing had been quite slow in the last fortnight with the cold weather . I walked up to the Dam wall and took in the view A bit of ice still on the North west corner but the rest of the middle...
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    Stenhouse Reservoir C & R day session 4/12/19

    Another cold cold day but fairly dry , wind from the south west temp 5C water very clear to 7 feet . Wendy Callison Bailiff for the day has the stove pumping out heat with Fally heating his hands . A cup of tea and a blether with Alfie and Jim Currie and on the water at 10.00. All 3 boats are...
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    Stenhouse Reservoir C&R 4 hour day session 7/11/2019

    Cold and blustery on the loch temp 4C wind from the east .Dry spells followed by hard rain all day . The only boat on the loch with 3 Bank anglers Lost one and caught one with a couple of follows . Tequilla fab on a static line . The bank anglers caught 2 with lures . Nice to retreat to the...
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    Loch Fitty 14/11/19 Non fishing day

    Went up to visit an old friend ,many many years since I have been to the Fitty . Its looking in good condition with plenty of wild life about . Walked round to the old piers which have now disintegrated . The Coal Board when they took over the Loch demolished the buildings and left it in ruins ...
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    Newton Fisheries near Wormit 20/11/19 C&R day session

    Change of venue today ,bank fishing is not my favourite but ice was driving me further afield . A wee visit to John Callisons excellent fishery at Newton . I must say he has the water in excellent condition with the odd fish moving on the surface . An overcast day with little wind and a...
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    Golden Loch near Newburgh 26/11/18 C&R day session

    On the water at 10.00 crystal clear with air temperature 4C slight wind . Fish moving at the top end of the loch taking black flies wets /Dhial Bachs virtually static takes . Other anglers on the bank very little getting caught . I was the only boat on the water . The place is fishing well and...
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    Upper Carriston Reservoir C&R day session 31/10/2019

    Up to Carriston another cold day wind from the east . Took advantage of the special rate just now £10. motor and boat absolutely the best deal in central Scotland . Cup of tea from the owner and plenty of advice was told the trout were chasing fry . Water Clarity is about 4 feet . I took a long...
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    Stenhouse Reservoir C&R 4 hour day session 29/10/2019

    Down to Stenhouse on a cold day . Far to early to get a heat at the fire as Sandra had only got it going . The only boat on the Loch all day ( its the last Monday and Tuesday sessions until March next year ). Went over to the Hawthorn Tree and took one on a Hothead Damsel . Staying on that shore...
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    Goldenloch C&R day session 24/10/2019

    Up to the Goldenloch cold but pleasant day with just a soft wind Water clarity 5 feet . The odd fish moving about . Out at 10.00 did:rolleyes not touch or catch a fish till 12.30 .Nice fighting rainbow at 3lbs . Off the loch to have my lunch and a blether with other fishers who had not touched...
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    Stenhouse Reservoir C&R 4 hour day session 22/10/2019

    A cold Tuesday on the loch ,warm welcome in the Bothy from Sandra and a warm cup of tea before I went out .Cold west wind blowing 3 boats on the water. Ended up with 2 rainbows and lost 2 One boat got 7 other boat got two . Did not see a fish all day the fish I caught and lost were taking deep...
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    Lake of Menteith well on form 14/08/19 Day session

    Arrived at 9.00 to sample the excellent bacon rolls . On a day with little wind and not much rain it was one of the best days fishing this year for the 4 of us .Fishing mainly from the reeds on the right hand side out past the cages we hoovered up 29 fish between the 4 of us . The fish were...
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