Not the Loch thats "dour", its the fish!You here it often, "that loch is very dour". Sometimes a loch can be dour but another just a cast way is not. What factors would make a loch dour?
Like many Lochs, fish can be dour, and sometimes they can be "on".
Dont know about fish density, but Menteith it aint.
I speak to a few Leven regulars and none of them are calling it dour just now. Quite the opposite. They are fishing it exclusively for the first time in a long time.
The thing is, when a usually 'dour' loch comes to life, it can be the most exhilarating fishing experience of the season. I give loch Allt Eoin Thomais in Wester Ross as a prime example.
Aye, I think being a regular and fishing it exclusively makes a huge difference. These guys will get tuned in on where to go and exactly what to do. The casual angler who turns up having last fished it 5 years ago tends to struggle. Well, I do and most of the folk I talk to in that camp do!
By that rationale it's safe to call any sizeable wild water Dour
Yes, I know, I just used it as an example of "dour" fish, and as you have noted, same fish are giving it the opposite at moment.I speak to a few Leven regulars and none of them are calling it dour just now. Quite the opposite. They are fishing it exclusively for the first time in a long time.